By Kristie Neo
Chhor outlines why he’s optimistic about SEA startups & his plans for B2B tech companies.
The startup is the first publicly announced portfolio company of EV Growth, a new fund established by East Ventures, Sinar Mas Digital Ventures and Yahoo Japan’s YJ Capital.
Arora said the Asian market is suited to foster the adoption of certain technologies and services due to its ability to provide a critical mass of users very quickly and this thesis led to Allianz recently acquiring a stake in Indonesian ride-hailing major Go-Jek.
Governments and regulators have a pivotal role to play in shaping the real estate investment market in Southeast Asia, according to David Green-Morgan, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Real Capital Analytics.
UangTeman’s new CTOO and former Silicon Valley professional Sukan Makmuri has previously held executive positions in O2O startup Kudo and online portal Kaskus.
Simmons & Simmons JWS partners Long Jek-Aun and Damian Adams shed light on trends related to M&A activity, LP-GP dynamics, private equity’s tilt towards technology investments and the exit scenario for investors in Southeast Asia.
The Go-Jek founder and CEO talks SE Asia expansion plans, rivalry with Grab, Uber’s exit and IPO plans.
Ask any startup or investor in Southeast Asia about their top gripe in the region and it is more likely than not to be talent, or the paucity thereof. Complex regulations regarding hiring in the different markets of the region further complicate matters.
Central Capital Ventura, the VC unit of Indonesia’s largest private lender Bank Central Asia, has so far invested in seven fintech startups. Its sweet spots are pre-Series A and Series A investments in fintech, insurtech, big data, deep tech and IoT.
With oil inching up and interest rates moving up, India may see a slowdown in growth in the second half of FY19, said Sonal Varma, managing director and India chief economist, global markets division (Asia ex-Japan), Nomura Holdings Inc.