Watch Silicon Valley investors share their views on Southeast Asia

(Clockwise from top-left) Larry Li, Vedica Kant, SC Moatti, and Arjun Sethi.

Wariness around Chinese capital, culture as a stumbling block to Asian companies expanding further afield to the US and Europe, and IoT likely to emerge as a new battleground were some of the themes discussed in a panel discussion ‘Valley side view of Asia’s technology ecosystem‘ at the Asia PE-VC Summit 2020 organised by DealStreetAsia in November.

On the panel were Silicon Valley-based investors Larry Li, managing partner, Amino Capital; SC Moatti, founder, Mighty Capital & Products That Count; and Arjun Sethi, co-founder & partner, Tribe Capital. The session was moderated by Vedica Kant, consultant, Boston Consultancy Group’s Private Equity & Principal Investors practice.

The US-China trade war and geopolitical tensions at the India-China border have left a palpable impact on the world of investing. Li had experienced these tensions firsthand — Amino Capital’s partners from China visited the US on an almost weekly basis, but things had changed post the trade war.

Watch the panelists share their views in this video:

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In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.