VENTURE CAPITAL

ESG's venture arm SEEDS S$140m in funds over three years

SINGAPORE-BASED venture capital (VC) firm Wavemaker Partners might now be known as one of the handful of VCs specialising in deep tech, but it might have turned out differently had it not taken...

Billionaire families reshaping Silicon Valley's venture terrain

[LONDON] If you're a startup, tech entrepreneur or venture capitalist there's a good chance you do business with Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The lender's clients include half of all venture capital...

Private market for startups getting frothy; correction expected 'soon'

THE private market for startups is getting increasingly frothy and might be headed for a correction, warned panellists at the Private Equity Tech Conference on Wednesday.

Jungle eyes S-E Asia's digital enablers with US$240m war chest

FRESH from raising US$240 million for its third fund, Jungle Ventures is on the prowl for South-east Asian startups that meet the region's digitalisation and data privacy needs, the firm's co-...

Startup IPO jitters spill over into South-east Asia

A REALITY check on mega flotations in the world's biggest stock market is sending ripples through the region's initial public offering (IPO) market for venture-backed startups.

Spectre of startup downcycle not a downer for Eight Roads

SLOWING economic growth may spell tougher times for startups and limit prospects for venture investors. But Eight Roads Ventures is sanguine, given its focus on startups with resilient business...

'IPOs are not the goal, but milestones on road to profitability'

THE worst possible thing a startup entrepreneur can do is to see an initial public offering (IPO) as an endpoint, said Mohamed Nasser Ismail, global head of equity capital markets at the Singapore...

Investments in Singapore startups up 36% to S$13.4b in 9M2019: ESG

VENTURE investors have poured in some S$13.4 billion into local startups in the first three quarters of 2019, a 36 per cent jump from the previous year, Enterprise Singapore (ESG) announced in a...

WeWork collapse a welcome step towards sanity in venture space

The tech and startup ecosystem needs a sanity check. The fall from grace of WeWork's parent company is unlikely to catalyse a full reckoning in that market, but it does bring it a step closer...

Temasek aims to invest in a few more Asean 'aspiring unicorns' by year-end; Vietnam a key market

TEMASEK Holdings is actively focused on "aspiring unicorns" out of South-east Asia, and expects to announce a couple of deals in the pipeline in the next few months, its senior executive told The...

Temasek's Vertex closes record $420m South-east Asian fund

SINGAPORE (BLOOMBERG) - Vertex Venture Holdings, a unit of Singapore's Temasek Holdings, has closed its fourth South-east Asia and India fund at a record US$305 million (S$420 million).