Most exit activity in the region will continue to be acquisitions and not public listings, but we have reached an inflection point, writes Justin Hall.
The quality of data presented on the venture capital scene in Malaysia needs to get a lot richer, Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association chairman tells Karamjit Singh.
By following early-stage investors and writing small cheques, late-stage investors not only get a better appreciation of what’s happening on the ground, but they have immediate access to these companies if and when they raise those large US$5mil cheques, writes Justin Hall.
Investments in the ICT, energy and healthcare sectors by venture capital, private equity as well as strategic investors (through mergers and acquisitions) outperformed the others in 2014, according to Frost & Sullivan.
There is tremendous opportunity here, the entrepreneurs are amazing, and people are solving real-world, serious problems – but think again if you’re only out to make a quick buck, writes Justin Hall of Golden Gate Ventures.
Singapore has been so effective at growing its startup ecosystem that it should be considered the public policy model for every government around the world – be it local, regional or national – intent on creating its own startup ecosystem, writes Golden Gate Ventures’ Justin Hall.
JFDI.Asia has announced the opening of its first international office, in Cebu in the Philippines.
The large amounts of money pouring into the ecosystem can and will probably lead to large exits, but the problem is that local entrepreneurs and investors can and will get squeezed out, writes Justin Hall, who also provides some advice on how to prepare.
In this second of two parts, DNA founder Karamjit Singh delves into Vertex Venture CEO Chua Kee Lock’s own experience as a disruptive entrepreneur, the lessons he learnt, and how they shape his philosophy as a VC.