3 insights from doing 200 VC deals in SE Asia: Vishal Harnal, 500 Startups

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Investing in Southeast Asia is a completely different ballgame, says Harnal. Most entrepreneurs are first-time founders with no experience running startups.

Impact funds in India not scaling fast enough

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Over the last seven years, impact investors have put $5.2 billion to work across 485 deals.


Mukesh Ambani’s online approach may outsmart Amazon

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The $200 billion e-commerce market Morgan Stanley is forecasting for India by 2027 just got a new contender—with a very different plan.


ICOs stir up action in Vietnam’s startup space but venture capital to remain mainstay

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Vietnam has seen a small number of tech companies launch ICOs with targets exceeding a typical series A VC round.


Backing Big Brother: Chinese facial recognition firms appeal to funds

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At stake for firms such as SenseTime Group, Face++ and DeepGlint, is a multi-billion dollar global public and private market


Tencent joins other Asian titans in U.S. tech spree

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Tencent, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. and Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. have made strings of investments outside their home countries.


The Artificial Intelligence Gold Rush - has AI funding grown too fast?

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In 2016, venture investments in US-based AI companies reached $4.9B. As of the end of October, this number has been exceeded with $7B invested year to date.


SoftBank’s audacious CEO has hard choices to make on Sprint

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He needs to pull off a longshot transaction with another partner to get Sprint back on solid ground


Alibaba’s next-gen businesses burn cash but see slowing growth

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For the second straight quarter, Alibaba’s digital and media entertainment, and innovation initiatives grew at a slower pace than core commerce.


DBS embracing technology can become Singapore’s Ant Financial

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DBS now has the world’s largest API platform for banking.