Digital News Asia (DNA) continues a weekly series that profiles the top 50 influencers, movers and shakers who are helping shape Malaysia’s Digital Economy. These articles are from Digerati50, a special print publication released in January 2014.
There is an undeniable gap between the potential of South-East Asia as a market for technology startups and the number of venture capital funds available to such entrepreneurs, but that will change when there are more success stories, according to panellists at the monthly Disrupt discussion.
Let’s stop just talking about the funding gap in the Malaysian and even larger South-East Asian ecosystem, and help do something about it, writes A. Asohan.
Is there a funding gap because VCs in the region lack business experience? Or is the lure of India and China simply overshadowing Asean possibilities?