Singapore wants local companies to set up VC funds as a means of cultivating start-ups in a wider variety of areas. Can the right balance be struck between innovation and corporate agendas?
Venture | 29 Sep 2015
New Zealand-based LanzaTech decided to monetize its anti-pollution technology by recruiting investors in target geographies. Local regulations remain a challenge, but the company is now beginning to scale
Venture | 23 Sep 2015
A handful of Korean start-ups have achieved valuations in excess of $1 billion as investors look to leverage a mobile-centric consumer base. But how many unicorns can this market accommodate?
North Asia | 02 Sep 2015
Most of emerging Asia’s e-commerce giants faced a binary choice between the asset-heavy online retail and asset-light marketplace models. Now, though, investors have a more nuanced opportunity set
Technology | 26 Aug 2015
As Chinese start-ups raise larger, later-stage rounds, strategic investors are looking to participate through structured debt products rather than through equity. This approach presents its own risks
Venture | 25 Aug 2015
SoftBank’s direct investment activity has shifted towards later-stage deals and it is expected to remain there. But the Japanese technology giant has not given up on its VC affiliates and subsidiaries in Asia
Venture | 05 Aug 2015
China’s robotics start-ups are riding a wave of innovation and exploring many previously unexpected paths. As the scope of applications broadens, they need to keep up the pace
Technology | 05 Aug 2015
Chinese celebrities are entering the venture capital space, offering start-ups endorsement as well as financial support. But can a pop star’s cachet translate into long-term sustainable growth?
Venture | 29 Jul 2015
Angel investors, both unsophisticated amateurs and industry-savvy professionals, are flooding into China’s tech sector in search of stellar returns. Everything looks great as long as the market keeps on going up.
Greater China | 22 Jul 2015
On the back of reforms and a rising consumer class, China's healthcare sector is expected to see huge growth. Sector specialists have emerged to capitalize on the opportunity. How can they differentiate themselves?
Greater China | 08 Jul 2015
Everyone is trying to get of the piece of tech story in India and US hedge funds are not different, but what will their entry into the early stage rounds mean for the broader venture capital industry
Technology | 30 Jun 2015
Chinese technology companies are becoming more interested in backing US start-ups, with some groups even building local teams in Silicon Valley. What does this mean for the start-up community?
Venture | 30 Jun 2015
With Chinese entrepreneurs considering domestic IPOs, foreign VCs face the prospect of having to sell off investments in restricted industries. But the trend can only be sustained as long as valuations remain high
Exits | 24 Jun 2015
For the past decade, Japan’s universities have been working with venture capital to commercialize their research. Recent developments in the public and private sectors suggest this relationship is evolving
Technology | 17 Jun 2015
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