DSA webinar transcript: Is venture debt a lifeline in a pandemic-afflicted world?

In DealStreetAsia’s first webinar — Is venture debt a lifeline in a pandemic-afflicted world? — last week, InnoVen Capital Singapore and Southeast Asia CEO Chin Chao, Alteria Capital managing partner Vinod Murali and Simmonds Stewart partner Chris Wilson discussed if venture debt can be a panacea for cash-starved startups in India and Southeast Asia. (Quick answer: no).

For the long version, read the full transcript of the webinar, including the questions and answers session, below. The transcript has been edited for brevity and clarity.

Our panellists also answered questions answered by attendees separately here.

Encouraged by the response to our first webinar that was attended by participants from 22 countries, we are excited to announce our second webinar on May 14 at 2 pm SGT featuring Kee Lock Chua, CEO, Vertex Holdings and Abheek Anand, Managing Director, Sequoia Capital. Stay tuned for details. As always, subscribers will be given priority access.

Edited transcript of DealStreetAsia’s first webinar below:

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