MassMutual Ventures launches US$50M Southeast Asia focused fund

Boston-based venture capital fund MassMutual Ventures today announced the establishment of its US$50 million Southeast Asia-focused fund MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia (SEA).
“We made the decision just about a year ago to evaluate expanding into SEA and establishing a dedicated fund here. The primary rationale is just the tremendous opportunity that we see in the last several years, of entrepreneurs forming businesses and
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Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) introduces BetaPitch startup competition to SE Asia

Malaysia-based digital agency, MDEC, has announced the introduction of global pitch competition BetaPitch to Kuala Lumpur on November 7. 2018. MDEC works with Betahaus, a Berlin-based co-working space and will kick off with hosting Launchpad to Europe workshop. MDEC mentioned its plan to further the Asian startup ecosystem through the startup competition that is taking place in 12 countries, including in
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Vietnam’s Startup Ecosystem Is Attracting Fresh Venture Capitalist interest

Many new venture capital (VC) firms have entered the Vietnamese startup ecosystem and are excited about the upcoming opportunities in the country. The things that seem to be driving investor interest are favorable demographics and scalable business models. The number of Vietnamese startups have now reached 1,400. Vietnam is still a large, young, and fast-growing economy. This is because digital numbers- like internet
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