SE Asia faces huge Series C-D gap despite capital deluge: Asia Partners report

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Despite the southeast Asian region being awash with venture capital dollars, there is a glaring funding gap in the Series C and D stages, amounting to almost $1 billion per year, according to a report by Singapore-based PE firm Asia Partners.

The Series C and D rounds, also known as the $20-100 million expansion rounds, are the crucial funding stages that separate promising businesses struggling to scale and companies that quickly rise to unicorn status, per the Asia Partners Internet report titled Southeast Asia’s Golden Age. 

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