VENTURE CAPITAL

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.

Discipline is the name of the game as startup valuations soar

A YEAR of shake-ups in the venture capital (VC) industry has spurred VC firms in South-east Asia to train a watchful eye on rapidly rising valuations.

No more 'burn, baby, burn': VCs expect more caution in 2020

THE South-east Asian startup party is far from over, but venture capital firms expect that the music may hit a note of caution, as investors emphasise business fundamentals over pure hype.

Everyone wants a piece of enterprise tech companies

[SAN FRANCISCO] With all eyes this week on the CES trade show in Las Vegas, famous for a mind-boggling array of personal gadgets, it's worth considering something counterintuitive: Venture...