You can’t create more jobs without startups: Cisco’s John Chambers

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Chambers recently picked up a 10% stake in speech recognition solutions company Uniphore Software Systems in his personal capacity.

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Exclusive: Indonesian commodity player & LP Gunung Sewu sets sights on fintech, Big Data

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Gunung Sewu is an LP in Indonesia-focused VC firms Alpha JWC Ventures and Convergence Ventures.


Our strategy is more relevant today than last 15 years, says Vishal Nevatia, True North

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Firm currently deploying from its $700m fund and is also looking to raise a $1B fund.


India: We don’t want to lose money by investing too much in one startup, say Blume Ventures founders

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Karthik Reddy and Sanjay Nath of early stage fund Blume Ventures talk about trends in seed investing, the progression to a larger fund and the dynamics playing out with larger funds.


UTI Capital makes first close of maiden India debt fund at $74m; eyes mid-market deals

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UTI Capital MD Rohit Gulati talks about the plans for the maiden fund and the debt market in India.


Philippine tycoon Henry Sy’s grandson Howard aims to carve out his own niche with self-storage biz

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The scion may explore dabbling in online business too.


Xiaomi founder said to prioritize India over home market China

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Xiaomi will build products keeping India in mind first, said founder Lei Jun.


IFC to evaluate investments in country-specific VC funds in SE Asia

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IFC’s VC lead for the region Pravan Malhotra says SE Asia still lags behind in deal flows compared with China and India.


India is our priority among emerging markets for financing: Canada’s EDC

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EDC expects to grow its book size to $10 billion in India by 2020.


M&A to outpace IPOs in ASEAN as entrepreneurial ventures mature: Sze-Hui Goh, Eversheds Harry Elias

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Sze-Hui Goh, a partner at Eversheds Harry Elias, discusses M&A, IPOs, and ICOs in the ASEAN entrepreneurial space.