Note: The Vantage Point newsletter – your weekly dose of insights and analysis of key developments in SE Asia’s digital economy space – is back after a hiatus. We will continue to chronicle top digital themes and trends playing out in SE Asia, especially Indonesia. As part of our coverage, we will decode policy and regulatory changes affecting digital economy sectors, crunch earnings data of top players, track developments related to gig economy workers and attempt to piece together ecosystem buildouts in some of the fastest-growing, venture-backed plays. You can access the previous 35 editions of the Vantage Point weekly posts here.
The year 2022 proved to be nothing less than a roller-coaster ride for Southeast Asia’s tech ecosystem. It started with much promise before descending into a downward spiral leading to the funding winter.