Steering startups: From adviser to director

Directors with diverse skill sets, good networks and strong corporate governance can steer startups through turbulent times.

THE startup ecosystem in South-east Asia has been growing and maturing. According to alternative assets data provider Preqin, there was a record high of 576 venture capital deals done in 2019 in Asean, compared with only 232 five years ago. However, the pandemic has hit the startup ecosystem