Cashless payment in Vietnam could grow to 50% in three years: MoMo CEO

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In the next two to three years, cashless payment will be the force that will significantly shift the Vietnamese economy – M-Service CEO Pham Thanh Duc

Lack of country-specific expertise a gap in SE Asia’s VC ecosystem, says Intudo’s Chan

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Intudo, which recently closed its second fund at $50 million, started out with an “Indonesia-focused” thesis before further streamlining its thesis to “Indonesia-only”.


Aquaculture, palm oil ripe for disruption in Asia, says Trendlines’ Sarai Kemp

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Nearly 60% of aquaculture (farmed shrimps and fish) globally is farmed from the Asia Pacific. Over 80% of the world’s palm oil output is from two countries alone – Indonesia and Malaysia.


SoftBank Vision Fund has already invested $65-70b, says Masayoshi Son

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Son also spoke about the rationale behind his attempt to invest substantially more in WeWork, holding on to the investment in Alibaba, reports of discord between his deputies and why the Vision Fund is betting big on AI.


Still plenty of room to play in SEA’s digital economy, says Quest Ventures’ Tan

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The VC is targeting an open fund of $50-100 million to invest in early-stage digital economy startups in Southeast Asia.


Long way to go before consolidation happens in Indonesia, says Warung Pintar CEO

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Hadinegoro has taken the company through three funding rounds, raising a total of over $35 million in the space of just over a year.


Raising real estate fund a possible move for Warburg-backed NWP Retail, says CEO Daly

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NWP recently raised $200 million from Warburg and other investors.


Indonesia’s newest listed startup DIVA eyes more investments this year

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The company raised over Rp 630 billion ($45 million) in its November 2018 IPO and followed it up with a 30% stake in startup Pawoon.


Russia’s RTP Global to focus on India through new fund, plans local office

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To step up its pace of investments in India, RTP Global hired Kirill Kozhevnikov, who previously launched and managed Sistema Asia Fund.


India: After launching $50m growth fund, 3one4 Capital seeks to raise new vehicle soon

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Earlier this week, 3one4 Capital reached the first close of its opportunities fund at $21 million.