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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.

SE Asia yet to deliver on PE growth potential but investors optimistic: Bain & Co

The optimism is fuelled by SE Asian entrepreneurs being open to PE investors


‘Uber for bikes’ Mobike raises over $600m led by Tencent

This is the company’s biggest funding round yet.


My startup investments are coincidental. I invest in founders, not firms: Jim Rogers

Rogers has invested in four startups in Asia over the last 1-1.5 years.


Early-stage venture capital cooling off in Asia: Jie Gong, Pantheon Ventures

“The larger deals are actually skewing the overall value.”


CDIB Capital open to ASEAN deals that have China twist: Hamilton Tang

Private equity (PE) majors are increasingly subscribing to the popular view that China’s growing integration with the rest of the world and vice versa creates interesting opportunities. This reflects in firms investing in Chinese enterprises that want to expand globally, or infuse capital into companies that are targeting the Middle… Read more »


Yuanfudao raises $120m led by Warburg, becomes China’s first unicorn in online tutoring

Existing investor Tencent too joined the round.


Series B gap a pain point in SE Asia from a Silicon Valley perspective: Rakuten

For us, our core has not been geography, says managing partner Saemin Ahn


GREE Ventures closes second fund at $67m, targets 30 investments across Japan, SEA, India

India is a new addition to target markets for GREE Ventures.


Indian  startups must compete without protection, says Deepak Shahdadpuri

India still has very few consumer-focused VC funds.


Fund focus: Burda seeks early mover advantage as it targets Series B crunch in SEA

Burda is targetting US $3-10 million check sizes in SEA.