Watch VCs speak on global investors sharpening their focus on SE Asia

Akshay Bhushan, a partner at Lightspeed, and SoftBank Ventures Asia CEO JP Lee talked to Nikkei Inc. senior staff writer Ken Koyanagi at DealStreetAsia's Asia PE-VC Summit 2021.

Global giants are likely to enter Southeast Asia as strategic partners to local firms rather than as direct competitors since the latter have grown in size and have managed to set up a strong foothold at home, said panelists at DealStreetAsia’s Asia PE-VC Summit 2021 on Sept. 30.

“It would be tough at this point for a global company to come in and start from scratch,” said Akshay Bhushan, partner at Lightspeed.

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