All consumer sectors should do well in Vietnam till 2020: Chris Freund, Mekong Capital

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Chris Freund, Founder and Partner at Mekong Capital, says, “the companies that successfully implement omnichannel retailing will be most successful.”

S Korea still considers shutdown of virtual currency exchanges

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South Korea is drawing up measures to control the investment craze for cryptocurrency.


Valuation mismatch, lack of scale & exit options remain key challenges in Vietnam startup space

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Venture capital players share four insights with DEALSTREETASIA on investing in Vietnamese startups.


From the entrepreneur’s desk: Thank you 2017, thank you Tiket.com

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Natali Ardianto, the former co-founder and CTO of Tiket.com, shares his journey in this post as he moves on to pursue new opportunities.


How Ravi Menon is quietly leading Singapore’s fintech revolution

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If Menon’s gambit works, Singapore will stake a claim to be one of the alternatives to post-Brexit London.


Uber-SoftBank deal may smooth road ahead for scarred ride-hailing startup

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The deal will bring new cash to Uber, prevent arch U.S. rival Lyft Inc. from dealing with SoftBank, appease some early, antsy backers and pacify a previously warring management team and board, while solidifying the leadership of CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.


Two deals that could turn the fortunes of India’s venture capital industry

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Japan’s SoftBank Group Corp. holds the strings to both deals.


Uber deal offers little succour to Singapore’s fading taxis

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With the city’s taxi population at an eight-year low, ComfortDelGro will simply have to go on reinventing itself as a fleet owner and manager for Uber.


SoftBank’s Saudi ties could mean cash after Kingdom’s crackdown

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The Saudi prince has been the largest investor in the SoftBank Vision Fund. A stronger Prince Mohammed could mean steady flows of Saudi money into the fund, which allows SoftBank to make investments without adding to its heavy debt load and offering the potential for those investments to generate revenues to pay down the burden.


Sovereign wealth funds favour equity investments over next 12 months: Survey

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The survey covered 26 funds with an estimated $2.18 trillion in assets under management.