SE Asia yet to deliver on PE growth potential but investors optimistic: Bain & Co

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The optimism is fuelled by SE Asian entrepreneurs being open to PE investors

Great potential for tourism tech in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar & Vietnam: Mekong Business Initiative chief

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Mekong Business Initiative supports regional startups with the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism Accelerator (MIST).


Beijing and Shenzhen drive Chinese fintech: Ning Tang, Creditease

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Ning Tang, CEO and founder of Chinese fintech player Creditease, maintains that a focus on innovation by organisations and leveraging on local strengths by countries will drive fintech growth.


Stressed assets to be next big theme to play in India: Mahesh Singhi

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Singhi Advisors is sitting on a good pipeline of deals in the making


My startup investments are coincidental. I invest in founders, not firms: Jim Rogers

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Rogers has invested in four startups in Asia over the last 1-1.5 years.


Exclusive: SSI Asset Management eyes pension fund ops in Vietnam

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SSIAM also plans to launch a fixed income fund in July.


Real cos & entrepreneurs left now, tourists have gone back: Dev Khare, LightSpeed India

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Khare talks about attractive sectors and the prevailing investment environment.


Entertainment asset class supports robust cash flows: Justin Deimen, Aurora Media

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Singapore-based Aurora Media Holdings, a media and entertainment asset investment vehicle with a corpus of $30 million, is focused on making content an asset class by establishing innovative and efficient media financing packages. In an interview with DEALSTREETASIA, Aurora managing partner, Justin Deimen said: “We’re looking at a seven-year cycle… Read more »


Traditional philanthropy being replaced by market-based solutions in India: Roopa Kudva, Omidyar

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Philanthropy in India is gradually changing as impact investing and strategic philanthropy are becoming important factors to consider for philanthropists, said Roopa Kudva, partner and managing director of Omidyar Network India Advisors. On the sidelines of the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network’s 5th annual conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Kudva spoke about… Read more »


Challenging to raise funds in Asia, says adtech startup Unlockd COO Aliza Knox

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Partnership with Axiata to help Unlockd grow in Asia, says Knox.