Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse

Venturra is publishing reports and articles covering the digital ecosystem of Southeast Asia monthly.. The article is also available in a PDF format downloadable below. Happy reading! Over the past few years, Vietnam has become a rising star in Southeast Asia. The country has undergone a dramatic economic transformation and has become one of theContinue reading “Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse”

Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom

DealStreetAsia.com — Even as a slew of healthtech startups in Vietnam has amassed capital from investors to expand their operations, it will take a while for them to carve out the right recipe for success as consumers are still biased towards traditional healthcare. “Healthtech in Vietnam continues to be a work-in-progress. To fully realize itsContinue reading “Deal Street Asia : Hybrid Model Seen as Way Ahead for Vietnam’s Digital Health Firms Despite Pandemic Boom”

CompassList : Southeast Asian startups to keep riding digitalization, IPO boom, investors say

CompassList.com — E-commerce and related verticals like payments and logistics will continue to net the bulk of funding in Southeast Asia for at least the next two years, VCs say, as more local consumers go online and businesses digitalize. Sectors that boomed during the Covid-19 pandemic, such as edtech and healthtech, are also seen gainingContinue reading “CompassList : Southeast Asian startups to keep riding digitalization, IPO boom, investors say”

Beyond Telemedicine : New Frontiers of Healthtech in Southeast Asia

Venturra is publishing reports and articles covering the digital ecosystem of Southeast Asia monthly, and this is our first of many. The article is also available in a PDF format downloadable below. Happy reading! Despite its late start, Southeast Asia is now catching up with the rest of the globe with its rapidly accelerating technologicalContinue reading “Beyond Telemedicine : New Frontiers of Healthtech in Southeast Asia”

Tech Crunch : Automotive Marketplace Carro Hits Unicorn Status with 360M Series C Led by Softbank Vision Fund 2

TECHCRUNCH.COM — Carro, one of the largest automotive marketplaces in Southeast Asia, announced it has hit unicorn valuation after raising a $360 million Series C led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Other participants include insurance giant MSIG and Indonesian-based funds like EV Growth. About 90% of vehicles sold through Carro are secondhand, and it offers services thatContinue reading “Tech Crunch : Automotive Marketplace Carro Hits Unicorn Status with 360M Series C Led by Softbank Vision Fund 2”

e27 : Podcast Network Asia Raises US$750K to Expand to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia

e27.co — Podcast Network Asia (PNA), a Philippine-based podcast network agency, announced today it has raised US$750,000 in seed funding. Local VC firm Foxmont Capital and Jakarta-headquartered Venturra Discovery joined Lisa Gokongwei, President of Summit Media, in the investment round. Kumu, a local live-streaming platform, also participated. As per a press note, the fresh financing will goContinue reading “e27 : Podcast Network Asia Raises US$750K to Expand to Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia”

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?”