Venture capital rush for Indian startups shows no signs of abating

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A positive-looking macroeconomic environment and the promise of an online retail market have attracted a new set of investors.

Vietnam: High cost of Sabeco shares makes its Dec 18 sale unpredictable

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The success of this divestment appears to be unpredictable because the price is 73 per cent higher than that suggested by advisors for the deal – besides, it has has raised questions as to who would buy such a huge amount of shares.


From the VC’s desk: (Re)discovering the Valley – Five insights from our recent visit

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Blume Ventures’ Sanjay Nath and Rohan Paranjpey share insights from their trip to the US as part of their association with the Draper Venture Network.


Bitcoin akin to gold but lacks liquidity, says Goldman’s Jeff Curie

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“Lack of liquidity is what’s creating that volatility that has everybody concerned about bitcoin,” Currie said.


Venture debt as asset class coming of age in India

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As many as eight firms, including Temasek’s Innoven, now criss-cross a market that until recently barely existed.


Caixin survey shows disconnect between stakeholders on long-term China bets

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The survey drew participation from 180 listed Chinese firms, representing a market capitalization of $2.41trillion


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.