How Venture Capital in Southeast Asia differs from the United States

VCs in Southeast Asia are typically smaller firms with less than $100 million raised

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What is the typical deal size?

Southeast Asia deals are typically $500K to $2 million for seed investments and $5 million to $10 million for Series A.

The average ticket size of Series A investments is about US$10–20M (US$1–2M to Seed Stage).

Does that mean that U.S.-based VCs do not have much interest in investing in early-stage startups in Southeast Asia?

What is the typical exit strategy in Southeast Asia compared with the United States?

What are some of the challenges Southeast Asia startups face?

What are some of the positive trends in Southeast Asia?

What are some of the challenges Southeast Asia startups face?

What is the biggest market opportunity for Southeast Asia startups?

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