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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.

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.

Digital payments in India a huge opportunity: Suramya Gupta, SBI Holdings

The customer-facing end of the payments engine in India will be owned by large and deep-pocketed entities, says Gupta.

Much to cheer for country’s young startups, says Indian Angel Network’s Pratik Bose

The former Cisco Systems director has joined IAN as managing partner for its maiden fund.

SEA & India beneficiaries of greater diversification by PE firms in Asia: Suvir Varma, Bain and Co.

‘A significant driver of interest in India has been recycling of capital’.

India is growing strongly, remains a key geography for us: Nicholas Cator, Verlinvest

Verlinvest Asia’s Cator on his investment mantra, why exits are hard to come by, and the big cause of concern for investors who committed capital to India.