Southeast Asia (SEA) has a young and vibrant technology startup ecosystem. An ecosystem that is maturing at a rapid pace and with capital increasingly allocated to up and coming tech startups. With the rise of unicorns, foreign venture capital and corporates, Golden Gate Ventures in partnership with INSEAD felt it was time to revisit earlier research relating to the exit landscape. In the analysis, we’re taking a deeper look at the historical exits (strategic acquisitions, IPOs, and trade sales) and make a forecast of potential exits for the next 5 years.
“There is certainly no better time to be an entrepreneur in the thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem of Southeast Asia. Investors in Europe and the US are looking to increase their exposure to the funds in this region and those imminent exits will only increase their commitment. The growing interest of corporates in the startup space is certainly a development to watch; they may offer an additional exit avenue or fill funding gaps in certain countries.” ~ Claudia Zeisberger, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD.