Having boots on the ground critical to investing in Asia: Adams Street’s Yar-Ping Soo

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Yar-Ping Soo, Partner (Singapore), says, “our biggest takeaway is the vital importance of local investment professionals who can navigate the complex heterogeneous markets of the region.”

Indonesian e-commerce market ripe for consolidation, say Sale Stock top execs

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Sale Stock itself is currently looking at a couple of acquisition opportunities, its president Jeffrey Yuwono said.


Investors betting on already winning horses in Indonesia: MDI Ventures’ Widjaja

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Earlier stage startups are finding it hard to grow in Indonesia as 60-70% of investments are going to mature companies.


Access to customers, data key to success in financial services, says Momentum Works CEO

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With competition in the financial services space heating up in Southeast Asia, companies that control the most data and better understand consumer behaviour will have an advantage over others, Li said.


High investor FOMO about P2P lending in SE Asia: Funding Societies co-founder Kelvin Teo

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The startup had planned to raise much less but higher investor demand led to a bigger round.


SE Asia to embrace agritech first, foodtech later, says Sirius Venture’s Eugene Wong

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SE Asia can also tap into the clean food space by exploring opportunities in agritech.


In India, LPs’ journey from notebook to cheque book won’t happen in a hurry: Hajarnavis, Sealink Capital

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Founded by former Goldman Sachs and KKR executive Heramb Hajarnavis, SeaLink Capital recently closed its maiden fund at $315m.


Sweden’s EQT Partners eyes deeper Asia play with new mid-market fund

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The firm set up a JV last year with Temasek to scout for infrastructure deals.


Actis to tap SE Asian markets with second green energy platform Sprng

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In India’s largest clean energy deal, ReNew Power Ventures acquired Ostro from Actis in a deal valued at $1.5 billion.


Mandiri Capital Indonesia looks beyond home ground to fund startups

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It is now looking to source startups outside Indonesia, with Singapore the most likely target.