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Kuo-Yi at Asia Leaders Summit 2014

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Kuo-Yi was at the Asia Leaders Summit early 2014 and participated on a panel dicussing "Navigating investment landscapes of Asia" with Daniel Kang (Managing Director, Softbank Ventures Korea), Nobuaki Kitagawa (Managing Director and CEO of Cyber Agent Ventures Beijing), and Willson Cuaca (co-founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures).

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Lim says that in the early days, Singapore has a lot of early stage funds. Not many startups in Southeast Asia are available for Series A. He says that VCs are in the service business with startups as clients. So the clients have to be ready before the VCs come in.

Lim likes founders who have both local and global thinking.

Thanks to Tech in Asia for live-blogging. 
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Kuo-Yi on Hustling

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“Keep hustling — you have to keep the pressure on yourself to move fast,” said Kuo-Yi Lim, Managing Director, Monk's Hill Ventures

Kuo-Yi's interview with e27, where he shares his thoughts on Southeast Asia and criteria for investing. 

Read the whole piece here.

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Startup acquisitions in Asia: more than $12b spent; more than $2.6b in Southeast Asia

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Startup acquisitions in Asia: more than $12b spent; more than $2.6b in Southeast Asia

By Cheryl Ho

More than US$12 billion has been spent in Asia on acquisitions of startups in the last 6 years. The Asian technological market is showing boundless potential, waiting to be unleashed in the coming years.

Of this US$12 billion, about a quarter of the sum came from Southeast Asia (SEA) countries, totalling up to US$2.8 billion. SEA countries in this article would refer to Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, [...]

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