Southeast Asia’s big exits are a validation of the region’s growth, VCs say 

(Clockwise from top right) DealStreetAsia editor Deepshikha Monga; Jungle Ventures managing partner David Gowdey; and Sequoia India managing director Abheek Anand.

The upcoming exits of companies like Grab and GoTo are a sign that Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem is at an inflexion point, according to the region’s most active venture capitalists at the Asia PE-VC Summit 2021.

Company exits are a matter of when and not if, said Abheek Anand, a managing director at Sequoia Capital, but are still an “important validation” for people observing the region from the outside. 

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