VENTURE CAPITAL

B Capital urges its startups to seek M&A opportunities

GLOBAL venture capital (VC) firm B Capital, co-founded by Facebook billionaire Eduardo Saverin, is working with its Asian portfolio companies with ample cash to suss out merger and acquisition (M...

VCs in South-east Asia lie in wait, even as valuations soften

STARTUP valuations in South-east Asia are beginning to soften as the industry comes to terms with the economic impact of Covid-19, venture capital (VC) investors told The Business Times. But VCs...

Asean-focused VCs face fund-raising challenges: report

VENTURE capital (VC) firms focused on South-east Asia have raised US$1.33 billion in capital commitments in the first quarter of 2020, more than triple from the same period a year ago, according...

Covid-19 fundraising campaign links startup founders to mentors

SEVERAL members of South-east Asia's startup community are participating in a month-long fundraising campaign that will see mentors offering their time to guide founders affected by the Covid-19...

Some VCs, PEs in a spot as investors dodge capital calls amid pandemic

AS businesses and investment portfolios take a hammering from the economic impact of the novel coronavirus, venture capital and private equity firms might have to cope with a surge in investors...

Startups continue to raise funds amid Covid-19

STARTUPS in South-east Asia have continued to close funding rounds despite the slowdown in investor activity due to the economic impact of Covid-19. Companies from logistics service providers to...

Quest Ventures looks to bridge S-E Asia and Central Asia with second fund

LOCAL venture firm Quest Ventures is vying to strengthen startup collaborations between Central Asia and South-east Asia, having clinched the support of Kazakhstan's QazTech Ventures to hit the...

Hotelier grandson of Asia's sugar king turns venture capitalist

[SINGAPORE] As a 17-year-old trainee bellboy, Kuok Meng Xiong spent a summer opening doors at his family's Island Shangri-La hotel in Hong Kong.

Sequoia Capital warns startups of coronavirus 'black swan' event

[SAN FRANCISCO] Sequoia Capital, one of the world's leading venture capital (VC) firms and a periodic soothsayer for the industry, sent an email to its entrepreneurs on Thursday warning that the...

Asean moving up the startup menu for global investors

SOUTH-EAST Asia may have long been overshadowed by China and India on the global Venture Capital (VC) stage, but more investors are now looking to deploy their dry powder in the region - drawn by...

Investment banks cosy up to VCs in hunt for potential unicorns

INVESTMENT banks in Asia are increasingly getting intimate with the region's startup space.