'Funds are willing to extend their life cycles to give clean tech firms time to generate returns'

'Funds are willing to extend their life cycles to give clean tech firms time to generate returns'

(Clockwise from top-left): Michelle Teo, Managing Editor, DealStreetAsia; Dondi Hananto, partner, Patamar Capital; Tanah Sullivan, Group Head of Sustainability, GoTo; John Colombo, Indonesia country manager, Clime Capital

Clean tech is a sector usually bypassed by traditional investors, because of the long runway required by such startups to generate returns.

Yet, some funds are thinking of extending their life cycle to invest in clean tech, which is still at a nascent stage in Southeast Asia, opined Dondi Hananto, a partner at the impact venture capital firm Patamar Capital.

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