Yoolim Lee

KKR targets SEA’s family businesses with record $9.3b fund

KKR to invest in companies catering to the region’s growing middle class.

SE Asia’s largest online luxury retailer Reebonz to raise up to $150m

To use funds for expansion in China, Japan and South Korea.

Billionaire investor Tim Draper shifts focus from China to Indonesia

Draper is one of the most high-profile U.S. venture capitalists.

China’s tech warlords set their sights on Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia has the largest Chinese diaspora in the world.

Southeast Asia’s biggest startup Sea said to file for $1b IPO

Sea is working with Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley on the share sale.

China’s JD.com said in talks to invest in Indonesia’s Tokopedia

China’s two biggest e-commerce players have both poured major sums into SEA.

UK startup TransferWise expands money remittance service to Singapore

The startup is backed by Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures and Andreessen Horowitz

Twitter’s former Asian chief Aliza Knox joins mobile ad start-up Unlockd

Aliza Knox helped Twitter Inc. and Google Inc. build Asian businesses from scratch.

Uber rival Grab set for new $1.5b funding round, SoftBank pledges $1b

Grab had raised $750m in September 2016 at a valuation of more $3b.

Warburg dealmaker spots opportunities on Jakarta roadside

Warburg Pincus’s investment in the first billion-dollar Indonesian tech startup began with an American executive noticing green motorcycle helmets on the roads of Jakarta. Jeffrey Perlman, the buyout firm’s Southeast Asia head, had been traveling regularly to the Indonesian capital to oversee the firm’s joint venture with mall operator PT… Read more »