Exit route getting tougher For VCs in SE Asia as recession looms

The poor global economic environment is making it tough for venture capital (VC) firms in Southeast Asia to find buyers for their portfolio companies, according to investors. As public markets languish, demand from M&A buyers, private equity (PE) sponsors, and institutional investors has also declined, they said. Read More

Window between Web3, wealth generation all set to open

According to the 2022 MENA Data Insight report from the Global Private Capital Association, venture-capital activity reached a record $1.9 billion in capital invested in the first half of 2022, with the fintech sector accounting for 23 percent of VC investments since 2020, reflecting rising demand for crypto investment services,… Read More

Funds flock to Southeast Asian startups as China loses sheen

“There are still individual U.S. cities where startups are raising more money than all of the startups in Southeast Asia,” said Julie Ruvolo, managing director of venture capital at Global Private Capital Association, which says its 300 members manage assets of more than $2 trillion. Read… Read More

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