Deal Street Asia : Grocery, Food Startups Gain as Online Demand Soars Amid Pandemic

DEALSTREETASIA.COM — In the wake of the novel COVID-19 outbreak, online transactions have witnessed significant growth over the past few months – especially in the month of Ramadan – in Southeast Asia. The region recorded a 54 per cent jump in online sales year-on-year between January 13 and April 5, according to data available with France-basedContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Grocery, Food Startups Gain as Online Demand Soars Amid Pandemic”

Business Times : Who Wants To Be a Venture Capitalist?

BUSINESSTIMES.COM.SG — IN THE early 1980s, Chua Joo Hock, an engineer by training, cut his teeth in venture capital – the business of investing private capital in emergent companies, or more romantically, the art of betting on diamonds in the rough. As part of a secondment to venture firm Seavi (South-east Asia Venture Investment), Mr ChuaContinue reading “Business Times : Who Wants To Be a Venture Capitalist?”

Deal Street Asia : Deals in Jeopardy amid Virus Precautions, but Opportunities Abound

DEALSTREETASIA.COM — The white tents, metal detectors and red queue stanchions stood ready for the crowds that were expected to come through for the widely-anticipated Singapore Airshow this week. Yet, this year, there were far more people manning the security checkpoints than there were attendees. The biennial event has typically attracted hundreds of industry players, andContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Deals in Jeopardy amid Virus Precautions, but Opportunities Abound”

CompassList : Indonesia 2020: Investors Say Opportunities Still Abound Despite Still

COMPASSLIST.COM — After the longest bull market run in history, investors are bracing for an impending economic downturn. The global economy may weaken to its slowest growth rate since the 2008 financial crisis and get “stuck in a long period of low growth,” the OECD has warned. Other organizations, such as the IMF and the UN Conference on Trade andContinue reading “CompassList : Indonesia 2020: Investors Say Opportunities Still Abound Despite Still”

Stages of Startup Funding

“We like what you’re doing, but you are too early for us.” “I think your team is solid; unfortunately, you are too large for our ticket size.” Have you ever heard the above statements while trying to fundraise for your startup? It’s always important to know what you are looking for, and to know where to findContinue reading “Stages of Startup Funding”