Khailee Ng is arguably the most charismatic angel and seed investor in Southeast Asia and is a repeat Digerati50 as well.
Malaysian tycoon Vincent Tan revealed that most of the new businesses he invested in 2000 for RM200 million (about US$50 million at current rates) have failed.
The South-East Asian startup scene is certainly booming but venture capitalists (VCs) in the region are just not keeping up, according to a report by Google Inc and Temasek Holdings.
There will be a 500% increase in the number of M&As in SEA from 2015 to 2020, according to a report that Golden Gate Ventures has just released.
The IPO route brings about its own challenges, Flexiroam Ltd founder and managing director Jef Ong Kenn Tat told the Echelon Malaysia 2015 conference.
The cold, hard truth is that 90% of startups fail within three years, and it is this ‘valley of death’ that Apple Seed Venture Incubator is aiming to help startups navigate past, according to its CEO Kumaran Pillai.
With conflicting reports on the Singapore startup ecosystem, Justin Hall argues that ‘adolescent ecosystem’ is a far better descriptor for Singapore – one that is realistic about its success but nevertheless cognisant of its potential.
Investors live and breathe term sheets and waterfall tables, and so things that might be simple for them to understand can be downright byzantine for most others, including entrepreneurs. Justin Hall gives some tips here – because if you’re not careful, you may end up with nothing.
Singapore, known as an Asian launchpad for multinational companies in the 1990s, is quickly becoming one for startups in the 2010s – at least, according to the Singapore Startup Ecosystem and Entrepreneurial Toolbox prepared by 500 Startups' Arnaud Bonzom.
MyEG, after behaving like a VC, will now revert to behaving like a typical corporate investor. Will this approach yield it better results? Karamjit Singh ponders.