Even as Silicon Valley beckons, Southeast Asia has piqued the interests of many Indian startups. With a combined population nearly half of India’s, entrepreneurs looking to expand their businesses, raise funding, or even test markets are increasingly looking at the region.
Just what can Southeast Asia offer India? How different are the various markets there? What are venture capitalists there looking for, and what can Indian startups do to attract funding? What are the bottlenecks one can face when entering SEA? Which verticals can Indian firms shine in?
Here, for our very first Founder’s Drinks mixer in India, we have brought in Amit Anand, Founder and Managing Partner of Singapore-based Jungle Ventures, to answer your questions on Southeast Asian expansion, speaking about “Venturing Overseas: What Indian companies should expect when branching out.”
Extremely passionate about Asian innovators and inventors, Amit has spent over 12 years in Asia Pacific working for startups and corporations like fastacash and Mobikon Asia. His venture capital firm Jungle Ventures has just received an injection of funds from Singapore’s National Research Foundation (NRF), and has invested in startups such as micro-lending platform Milaap and peer-to-peer home rental site Travelmob.
If you are an Indian company looking at Southeast Asia as a potential market, there’s no better way to find out the tricks to shortcut your expansion process.
Fee: 500 Rs (Regular) | 200 Rs (Early Bird)
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