What's the optimal size of a SE Asia-focused fund? VCs discuss

What's the optimal size of a SE Asia-focused fund? VCs discuss

[From L to R]: DealStreetAsia's Kristie Neo; Seamon Chan, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Palm Drive Capital; Helen Wong, Managing Partner, AC Ventures; Jessica Huang Pouleur, Partner, Openspace Ventures; and Yinglan Tan, CEO & Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners.

Fund sizes in Asia are getting larger and startups are also scaling faster, which means venture capital firms active in the region need to evolve to cope with market trends and the changing dynamics, said panelists at DealStreetAsia’s Asia PE-VC Summit 2022 in Singapore.

Analysts say the larger fund sizes of Asia-focused VC firms have put added pressure on GPs to write larger cheques even during downtimes, which could be seen by LPs as a potential risk factor.

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