Gender funding gap not pipeline but a capital access problem, says TBDF’s Sarah Chen

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The Billion Dollar Fund for Women hopes to spark a conversation among larger funds including institutional investors, pension funds and family offices to look at investing in women-led businesses. 

With tech, we can bring healthcare closer to people: HealthXCapital’s Seemant Jauhari

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The Singapore-based healthcare fund is side-stepping the cash burners like genomics and biopharma to focus on devices, diagnostics and digital health.


Singapore: Openspace Ventures bullish on fintech, marketplace sectors

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The venture capital firm recently closed its second fund at its $135-million hard cap.


There’s definitely appetite for tech IPOs in Indonesia: Kresna MD Jahja

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Kresna took two of its units M Cash and NFC to list at the IDX, raising $22 million and $21 million respectively.


Malaysia’s MAVCAP to raise investment corpus up to $720m

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Chief executive Jamaludin Bujang maintained that all of MAVCAP’s funds are generating positive returns.


The future of SEA fintech is peer-to-bank (P2B), says C88’s John Patrick Ellis

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Ellis said that the currency volatility and low household savings in SEA will push P2P lenders to collaborate with players with bigger pools of cash. In markets like Indonesia and the Philippines, these will be financial institutions and banks.


Financial services, overseas expansion and IPO: How Go-Jek is just getting warmed up

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Go-Jek co-founder Kevin Aluwi discusses an array of milestones in the Indonesian firm’s journey.


Going international nice to put on PowerPoint but difficult to execute, says Grab president Ming Maa

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As its archrival Go-Jek spreads wings outside its home market Indonesia, Grab has a word of caution to offer – the barrier to entry is high!


SE Asia consumer market more homogenous than fragmented: Jungle Ventures’ Amit Anand

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Amit Anand, managing partner and co-founder of Jungle Ventures, dispels the myth of a fragmented SEA market and shares why he believes there are still more companies than capital in this region.


AI, ML, cobots can help firms streamline their supply chains: GreyOrange India head

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The increasing demand for goods to be delivered, not only on time, but on the same day, is pushing the need for robotized warehouses, which constitute 60% of the supply chain function.