The huge growth in funding to Asian startups since 2013 has resulted in some monstrous exits. 5 of the 10 to be exact which included 2 from China ( none in 2013) and the humungous $21B Walmart acquisition of Flipkart in India – one of the largest VC backed M&A exits. The growth in startups and their value creation is now all over South East Asia. Between 2017 and 2018 Asia saw the birth of 65 Unicorns with 3 from Indonesia.
CBInsights in collaboration with the New York Times identified 20 top VC’s in Asia as a part of their global rankings and it includes the likes of
Neil Shen – Sequoia China (Rank 1), Lee Fixel – Tiger Global (Rank 2), Shailendra Singh – Sequoia India (Rank 6), Yuri Milner – DST Global (Rank 7), Jenny Lee – GGV Capital (Rank 8) and Chen Xiaohong – H Capital (Rank 14) , among others.
The data driven ranking considered :
- An investor’s exits – the frequency/volume, size, and stage of entry
- Consistency – stage, industry consistency of investments
- Recency of performance amongst other parameters.
SoftBank was conspicuous in their absence unless Japan is considered as a separate entity from Asia, as in the case of US.
Link for more details and complete Asian ranking :
The Top 20 Venture Capitalists In Asia