Watch experts discuss facets of cross-border investments between India and SE Asia

(Clockwise from top-left) Kee Lock Chua, Joji Thomas Philip, Akshay Bhushan, David Gowdey

The topic of cross-border investment has gained significance as a slew of fund managers gear up to broaden their geographic investment scope.

A panel discussion titled ‘India-SE Asia: Cross-border venture investing on the rise?‘ at the Asia PE-VC Summit 2020, organised by DealStreetAsia in November, discussed various facets of the topic.

Panelists Akshay Bhushan, partner at Lightspeed (India and SEA); David Gowdey, managing partner, Jungle Ventures; and Kee Lock Chua, CEO at Vertex Holdings, explored the risk-returns profile of conducting deals across diverse markets, managing differences in valuation, exit timelines, and LP expectations as gaps between regions diminish.

Panelists noted that India’s move to amend foreign investment regulations for neighbouring countries, including China, will open avenues for more Southeast Asian VC firms to look at India deals.

Watch the full video of the talk here:

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.