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Market Sentiment Update: What Q1 2022 can tell us about the second half of the year & beyond

According to data from the Deals Barometer, startups in China and India have raised over $12 billion in Q1 2022, and in Southeast Asia, the figure stands north of $5 billion. 

A harbinger of another great year or the lingering effects of an unusually buoyant 2021? It helps to remember that last year was the best ever so far for large parts of Asia: with China raising $87.4 billion, India raising $46 billion and Southeast Asia raising $25.7 billion.

However, even as the threat of the pandemic recedes, other risk factors are emerging: prominent among them being rising inflation, the discouraging post-IPO performance of many Asian startups, SPACs finding fewer takers, and geopolitical uncertainties. 

What will the dominant themes be through the rest of 2022 and beyond; what is the outlook on listing; will the desire to remain private for longer result in an uptick in M&A activity, and with the era of big easy money believed to be drawing to a close, how does this affect fundraising? 

These are just some of the subjects that we will be addressing in DealStreetAsia’s next webinar scheduled for 2 pm SGT on May 19, 2022 ‘Market Sentiment Update: What Q1 of 2022 can tell us about the second half of the year and beyond’. 

DealStreetAsia will present perspectives from private capital investors and professionals connected to the world of dealmaking to offer a data-driven view of the opportunities, and how canny investors and startups can navigate the pitfalls that almost certainly lie ahead.  

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Our speakers

Sapan Sharma

VP - Digital Commerce & OOH Channels, Unilever

Chan Ming Lih

Industry Principal - Mobility, Frost & Sullivan

Unnat Varma

Managing Director,
Pizza Hut APAC

Saad Ahmed

Managing Director,
Commercial Grab

Chua Kee Lock

Chief Executive Officer,
Vertex Holdings

Abheek Anand

Managing Director,
Sequoia Capital India

Chin Chao

CEO, SG & SE Asia
InnoVen Capital

Ritesh Agarwal

Founder & CEO,

Vinod Murali

Managing Partner,
Alteria Capital Advisors

Chris Wilson

Simmonds Stewart

Abrar Mir

Managing Partner, Quadria Capital

Nigel Lee

Operating Partner, Apis Partners

Ravi Thakran

Chairman and CEO, Aspirational Consumer Lifestyle Corp

Jun Hong Heng

Founder and CIO, Crescent Cove Advisors

Dr Chatib Basri

Senior Economist & Former Finance Minister of Indonesia

Anderson Sumarli

Co-Founder & CEO, Ajaib

Sreejita Deb

Co-Founder & CEO, Raena

JJ Ang

Chief Financial Officer, GudangAda

Ben Mathias

Managing Partner,
Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India

Ruchira Shukla

Regional Lead, South Asia, Disruptive Technologies (Direct Investing and VC Funds), Global Sector Lead – HealthTech
IFC), World Bank Group

Abhishek Mohan

Sequoia India

Is VC funding for women founders getting any better? | July 29, 2021

Women founders and co-founders are severely underfunded compared to their male counterparts – accounting for a mere 16.4% of the $8.6 billion in fundraising by startups across the region.

Rosaline Chow Koo, Roshni Mahtani, Martha Sazon, and Gail Wong addressed the reasons for this gap and provide actionable insights based on their own experiences.

Reshaping healthcare with fintech for the emerging middle class in Asia | August 31, 2021

Seemant Jauhari, Michael Lints, Carmen Yuen, Aditya Hadiputra, Nhi Huynh, Dr. Pinak Shrikhande, Duc Anh Ngo, Gustaf Agartson, and Reynold D’Silva had detailed discussions on insurtech, healthtech and financial services aimed at the emerging middle class in Asia – a segment that has either been ignored or underserved by traditional institutions.

How BNPL has unleashed the potential of the emerging Asian consumer | November 11, 2021

Chris Yeo, Dheeraj Chowdhry, and Angus Mackintosh discussed how will companies in the BNPL space build on and sustain its current momentum across 2022 and beyond. 

Building healthcare solutions for a post-pandemic India | November 15, 2021

In a lively discussion organised by DealStreetAsia and Kenko Health, we explored how private capital driven interventions can potentially address the need gaps in the healthcare space — whether it is by modifying business models or building them from ground up. 

How frictionless dealmaking is creating a level playing field for mid-sized firms | November 30, 2021

In partnership with Ontra, DealStreetAsia created a webinar that explores the move towards frictionless dealmaking and how it can particularly impact the trajectory of mid-sized firms.

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Venture Debt in the times of COVID-19 | Apr 16, 2020

As VC investors tighten their purse strings in the wake of COVID-19, could this be venture debt’s moment to shine? 

Moderated by DealStreetAsia senior writer Kristie Neo, the webinar was headlined by InnoVen Capital Singapore and Southeast Asia CEO Chin Chao, Simmonds Stewart partner Chris Wilson, and Alteria Capital Advisors managing partner Vinod Murali, who separated the myths from the facts about venture debt.

Sequoia & Vertex on dealmaking during a pandemic | May 14, 2020

How much of an impact will COVID-19 have on tech investment in Southeast Asia and India?

DealStreetAsia founder and editor-in-chief, Joji Philip, spoke with Chua Kee Lock, CEO of Vertex Holdings in Singapore, and Abheek Anand, Managing Director of Sequoia Capital in India.

OYO and the bed it made | June 18, 2020

Founder and CEO Ritesh Agarwal has gone from being the poster child of India’s startup ecosystem to drawing parallels with Icarus.

In a no-holds-barred webinar, Agarwal answered all our questions about OYO and the hospitality industry.

Alternative financing takes spotlight as pandemic throws fundraising curveball | July 16, 2020

Indies’ managing partner Harold Ong; Xen Capital co-founder & group CEO Katrina Cokeng; and ShawKwei & Partners founder & managing partner Kyle Shaw shared how alternative financing strategies are rising to the fore and throwing up new opportunities.

What startup funding in post-pandemic SE Asia may look like | July 30, 2020

DealStreetAsia senior writer Krister Neo and East Ventures’s co-founder and managing partner Willson Cuaca discussed sectors and startups Cuaca sees as primed to capture the post-pandemic market, VCs’ response during the pandemic, East Ventures’s new seed fund, and what’s next for EV Growth.

Strategies to Thrive Through a Crisis | August 27, 2020

In a conversation with DealStreetAsia Founder & Editor-in-Chief Joji Philip, Sudhir Agarwal and Atul Kapur shared insights into weathering the pandemic’s economic impact, and capitalizing on the remote work boom, gained from working with and investing in Fortune 500 and high-growth companies globally.

How Tech & AI are driving PE deal-making & decision-making | October 15, 2020

Abrar Mir (Quadria Capital), Nigel Lee (Avis Partners) & Adam Nguyen (eBrevia) discussed the increasingly prominent role played by technology in driving deals and decision-making.

SPAC to de-SPAC: What’s next for the hottest fundraising vehicle? | February 26, 2021

Ravi Thakran, Helen Wong, and Jun Hong Heng answered the questions about why are venture capital and private equity players jumping into the SPAC fray? What makes for a successful de-SPAC? How are SPACs changing dealmaking for alternative asset firms?

Move Fast and Make Things: Big ideas, funds & confidence power Indonesia’s digital economy | May 19, 2021

Jefrey Joe, Dr Chatib Basri, Anderson Sumarli, JJ Ang, and Sreejita Deb discussed how Indonesian startups rewrote their recovery script through the pandemic and more.

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