VinaCapital Ventures bets on logistics, fintech and digital media

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The newly-launched $100-million tech-focused fund will invest in Vietnamese companies with proven revenue streams, especially those with concepts that can be scaled up to a regional or global level.

Listing certainly a possibility but not the only option, says BT Ng, ARA

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Ng Beng Tiong, CEO, ARA Private Funds & Assistant Group CEO, ARA Group, is of the view that the firm should look at another 1-2 years before revisiting the question of listing.


Ping An’s Global Voyager Fund looks to deploy another $100m by 2018-end

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The $1b fund was launched in May 2017 with a mandate to invest in fintech & healthtech businesses outside China.


Interoperability will increase access for digital payments: MobiKwik’s Upasana Taku

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MobiKwik recently acquired mutual funds advisory platform Clearfunds to widen the scope of financial services offered on its portal


Lack of high-quality startups contributes to Series B crunch, says Latitude Venture Partners’ YC Ng

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Latitude Venture Partners is the newly-formed VC arm of Indonesian conglomerate Sinar Mas.


Acquisitions, financial services next stops for this profitable unicorn

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PropertyGuru, which is already cash flow positive, is now completing a full year of profitable operations.


VCs can’t do both B2C and B2B deals, says SG-based Tin Men Capital

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Tin Men Capital launched its maiden $100-million fund last month, targeting pre-Series A deals in B2B tech in SE Asia.


Indonesian VC Ideosource seeks to raise $15m fund to invest in local films

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For Ideosource, its investment in films comes after the full deployment of its $15-million tech fund, through which it invested in 27 early-stage tech startups, including aCommerce, Orori, e-Fishery, and Bhinneka.


ST Engineering Ventures eyes China market, plans presence in US, Israel

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ST Engineering Ventures plans to set up tech centres in the US and Israel in 2019. The CVC also sees itself as the conduit between startups and end-customers, especially in the B2B and B2G space, where some buy-in from larger institutional players is needed. 


Funding crunch in Indian realty may worsen in short term, says Xander’s Rohan Sikri

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NBFCs slowing down will have a rippling effect on funding of projects. We are likely to see defaults and delays in repayments. Asset takeovers and workouts are imminent, so the industry should be prepared, he says.