Vietnam is the next tech market for a lot of LPs: Eddie Thai, 500 Startups

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The magnet that Vietnam possesses, according to Thai, is a combination of a strong economy, exciting demographics, low-cost tech talent and a position as a trade war winner amid the US-China tension.

Valuation jump in last 13-16 months proportionate to business growth: Byju’s founder

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With its mammoth $540-million funding at a valuation of $3.6 billion, Byju’s has entered the top tier of the club of Indian unicorns becoming the fourth-most valued startup in the country.


Emerging markets will become more important for CPPIB, says CEO Mark Machin

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CPPIB is looking to increase its emerging market exposure to a third of the fund from the current 15% by 2025. It will focus on three important markets – China, India and Brazil.


Want to bring an institutional approach to investing in Pakistan, says Sarmayacar CEO

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In November, Sarmayacar launched the nation’s largest VC fund yet, a $30-million vehicle.


GLP can build up to $30b business in India, says CEO Ming Mei

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GLP is a global provider of modern logistics facilities and technology-led solutions, with $60 billion in assets under management.


Flipkart CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy on road ahead for Jabong, Myntra

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Over the past few weeks and months, massive changes have taken place at Flipkart, most notably the exit of Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal. Since Bansal’s exit, Flipkart’s current chief executive Kalyan Krishnamurthy is the undisputed leader at the online retailer, with Myntra and Jabong now reporting into him. In a… Read more »


NBFC crisis was a reality check, says Avendus’ Ritesh Chandra

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The industry will see consolidation among NBFCs and HFCs, partly propelled by financial investors in these companies, Chandra said.


Bertelsmann India eyes more exits as early investments reach maturity

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Having started operations in 2013, Bertelsmann India Investment has invested in a dozen companies so far, with two more in the offing.


Dual-listings in US and IDX may serve Indonesian companies very well, says Nasdaq’s Rebecca Smith

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Nasdaq is proactively engaging with unicorns in SE Asia.


This Thai billionaire heir sets sights on US market for his workplace app Eko

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Eko, founded by scion of Thai CP Group, raised a $20-million Series B led by Indonesia’s SMDV to boost expansion in the West.