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Joji Thomas Philip is the founder and editor-in-chief at DEALSTREETASIA. He is passionate about news and views, and believes this venture, his first stint at entrepreneurship, can make a difference, in the new media landscape that is emerging in this region.

After moving to Singapore in mid-2013, he has been Mint, India’s best business daily and a Wall Street Journal partnered publication. Joji enhanced his business journalism skills during a seven-year stint ending June 2013 with The Economic Times, where he reported on communications and telecoms, and was a senior-assistant editor, as well as the newspaper’s youngest vertical head.

Before The Economic Times, Joji covered telecoms and defence for Business Standard and he began his career as a city reporter with The New Indian Express in India.

When he is not working, or even when working, he enjoys tracking a wide range of sports, especially European soccer across different leagues, and is among the legion of long suffering Liverpool fans.

A passionate motorcyclist, but Singapore’s rules has forced Joji to spend most of his time at DEALSTREETASIA’s office, often dreaming of his past rides to Tibet, the Himalayas and Bhutan.

IFC to evaluate investments in country-specific VC funds in SE Asia

IFC’s VC lead for the region Pravan Malhotra says SE Asia still lags behind in deal flows compared with China and India.

SGX-listed Artivision to buy fintech firm MC Payment for upwards of $59m

Singapore-listed Artivision Technologies has agreed to buy local fintech firm MC Payment for a minimum of S$80 million ($59 million), the companies announced, in what will be amongst the largest exits amongst startups in this space in the city-state. Following the announcement, the Artivision stock surged on the SGX on… Read more »

Exclusive: Venturecraft targets $500m for third vehicle, final close slated for Q1 2018

If successful, it will be the largest private fund in Southeast Asia.

Tencent’s former Director for Corporate Strategy & Investment joins Singapore VC Jungle

Jungle Ventures is among the largest VCs in Singapore and had closed its second fund at $100 million in December 2016.

Vickers Venture Partners’ fifth fund over 70% deployed, closes at $230m

VC firm could be out in the market soon to raise its sixth fund, says Finian Tan.

India’s capital markets are starting to mature: Rahul Guptan, Clifford Chance

One of the reasons for increased maturity is investment bankers becoming more diligent, he says.

There is no blueprint for success in consumer brands: Arjun Anand

Only those PE-backed companies that have built up enough scale and profitability have been able to opt for initial share sales.

Chatri Sityodtong: From fighting poverty to building Asia’s next billion-dollar media firm

Chatri sees ONE Championship achieve unicorn status in the next 12 months.

We plan to deploy $300m commitment from KKR by next year-end: Rajesh Kamat, Emerald Media

Emerald Media, which was established as a pan-Asian media platform to focus on early to mid-level assets by private equity firm KKR, plans to deploy the entire $300 million it got by the end of next year, managing director Rajesh Kamat said in an interaction. According to the firm, whose investments… Read more »

IFC focused on development of PE in emerging markets, seeks to back new fund managers

Asia (East Asia Pacific and South Asia together) accounts for the largest exposure in IFC’s funds portfolio.