Category Archives: SEA

HealthXCapital launches $25m healthcare fund for SEA and India

Been sitting on this news for a while. Congrats to the HXC team for going public!

The fund is backed by Apollo Hospitals, Jungle Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, the proprietary investment arm of Fidelity International, and other private investors.

— Read on www.dealstreetasia.com/stories/healthxcapital-healthcare-fund-sea-india-108533/

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KKR’s Kravis Sees Southeast Asia Winners in U.S.-China Trade War – Bloomberg

I guess a contrarian view of sorts where the USA/China trade war benefits SEA region. Possible but I assume there will be pain before the possible gains.

KKR & Co. is seeking to invest more in Southeast Asia, where companies are poised to benefit from the U.S.-China trade dispute, according to the private equity firm’s co-founder Henry Kravis.

— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-02/kkr-s-kravis-sees-southeast-asia-winners-in-u-s-china-trade-war

China’s secret startup advantage: liquidity | TechCrunch

China’s secret startup advantage: liquidity | TechCrunch:

Faster liquidity can push cycle of returns, fundraising, reinvestment

This is the struggle with the SEA ecosystem. Just not enough liquidity yet to create the magical cycle.

USA and China have it. India with some of their monster exits creating some secondary action to enrich employees is crawling towards it.

As some of the big unicorns in SEA start to make some employees rich – there will be some mini cycles around that.

One should not knock what SEA and Razor of done to help get this going as well.

 

Southeast Asia Could Hit $5 Trillion Growth Mark: McKinsey’s Lin – Bloomberg

Looking forward to this:

Southeast Asia’s been home to almost half of the biggest growth drivers in the past half-century. To keep investors interested, it’ll have to make the right moves across technology, education and infrastructure, according to Diaan-Yi Lin, a senior partner at McKinsey & Co.

— Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-28/southeast-asia-could-hit-5-trillion-growth-mark-mckinsey-s-lin

💼 – Get a Job (SEA region)

Good to see this is back.

One of the best resources in SEA region for tech/VC job hunting.

💼 – Get a Job:

This week we have selected 19 positions from Venture Capital (Openspace Ventures) to Startups (Transcelestial, CardUp, Homage, 90 Seconds, ViSenze, Tradegecko) to Centaurs (Mixpanel, Appier, Carousell) to Unicorns (Stripe, Grab) to MNCs (Zendesk, Rakuten, Google, Facebook).