About 

DealStreetAsia™ is a Singapore-headquartered, subscription-driven media company, covering all deals – private equity, venture capital M&As, listings and the business of startups across Asia. 

We provide deals data, intelligence, and perspective on some of Asia’s most opaque markets to international and regional investors. We also track startups that are disrupting the status quo and playing an important role in the evolution of one of the fastest-growing regions of the world.

As Southeast Asia’s first subscription-based digital media company, our USP is producing journalism worth paying for – we are NOT a content play.

The response to the introduction of the paywall has surpassed our expectations – it validates our readers’ support for our journalism, and it is fuel for us to double down on building a world-class organization.

Our coverage is powered by growing our strong team of nearly two dozen writers and researchers, who live and work in key markets across the region, including Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Malaysia, and India.

Over the last five years, we have differentiated ourselves in an aggregation-dominated market, with the depth and width of our stories, and provided deal engineers across the industry a competitive edge. 

The site also addresses the imbalance in coverage of companies from this demographically diverse and challenging region which has frequently been underserved by the media – both international and regional. 

Our breaking stories have been followed by all leading media including Bloomberg, Reuters, TechCrunch, and Business Times, among others. 

In mid-2019, Nikkei Inc, the owner of Financial Times, picked up a controlling stake in DealStreetAsia.

Through its coverage, analytics, and events, DealStreetAsia’s aim is to chronicle Asia as it negotiates a new Golden Age of investing. 

We will be launching a series of new products through 2020 including data, research, and long-form articles. Stay tuned for these announcements.

 

If you have any questions about us, our business or our team, we would love to hear from you – please write in to editor@dealstreetasia.

Thank you for your interest in what we are building.

 

About
DealStreetAsia Events

 

Beyond the website, DealStreetAsia hosts the region’s largest sector-agnostic summit for PE/VC executives, startup & unicorn founders, and all stakeholders in the ecosystem. 

Starting in 2016, the flagship PE-VC summit in Singapore has brought in over 3,500 attendees from 40 plus countries, a large proportion of whom hold senior management roles. 

In 2019, acknowledging the role of Indonesia as the fastest growing region within Southeast Asia, DealStreetAsia took the PE-VC summit to Jakarta, an annual event that has drawn in a 700-delegate strong audience over two years so far. 

It has featured some of the best speakers in the space from companies like Gojek, Grab, Traveloka, Bukalapak, Gojek, Northstar Group, Lippo Group, Shunwei Capital and OVO among others. 

We also have subscriber special events every quarter. 

Sponsorship agreements for our events, which have been signed with companies that we track, do not and will never affect our editorial stance or coverage.

  

Our History

 

DealStreetAsia Pte. Ltd. was launched in September-2014, and went live (in its current format) from January-2015. 

The company was founded by Joji Thomas Philip, a 24×7 information enthusiast and a believer in the future of digitized news. 

Based in Singapore, he now leads a team of journalists across Asia. Joji believes that information will be the instrument that will shape Asia’s future. 

Prior to this, he has actively chronicled the technology and communications segment in India. 


 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who reads DealStreetAsia?

Everyone interested or active in the investment space – from PE/VC executives to startup founders to CXO-level executives from the region’s unicorns to ecosystem builders to angel investors and all stakeholders in the world of investment banking. Through our coverage, we would like to draw in even casual readers, curious about the space that may not entirely be vested in it. 


 

Why should I subscribe?

To access the full extent of the content on our site, including up to 8 premium stories a day. Subscription brings many more advantages: you will have access to subscriber-only events and discounted tickets to our flagship PE-VC summit. 

We intend to make your subscription even more worthwhile through the course of the year with access to exclusive databases, reports, long-form articles and more. 

We have a range of offers to suit a wide array of budgets and preferences. Check here to find the option that works best for you. 

A large part of our content remains free and can be accessed without a subscription. 


 

How do I access your latest stories?

Besides checking on the site, you can sign up for our daily newsletter. The newsletter includes a daily briefing and an overview of the week’s biggest stories. Also, track our updates on social media through Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

 

DEALSTREETASIA Pte. Ltd.
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To reach us, send us an email: editor@dealstreetasia.com

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.