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: