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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.

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

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.


Valuations in healthcare space continue to be excessive across Asia: Abrar Mir, Quadria Capital

Indian drug makers, whose business models have been under pressure as revenues from the US generic market grow at a slower pace, will have to move away from playing the cost game and focus on innovation to move to the next level, and the potential for innovation offers a bright… Read more »


Temasek’s portfolio jumps to record S$275b riding on global recovery & equities rally

Temasek says cognizant of risks in valuations, liquidity and politics.


PropertyGuru’s Melhuish doesn’t believe in ‘unicorns’ even as portal nears $1b mark

PropertyGuru expects to be profitable as a group by calendar-year end.


Cloud-based software provider Deskera makes big India push, in talks to raise up to $100m from PE players

For Shashank Dixit, founder and chief executive of cloud-based business software provider Deskera, the India opportunity in 2017 will mark the second big instance in the company’s short history where the goods and services tax (GST) roll-out is set to be a game changer. The first such instance was in… Read more »


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.