Exclusive for members|HoloBase online events: the current situation and changes in venture capital in Southeast Asia after the pandemic

Jul 02, 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has created significant economic challenges for industries world-wide. The Southeast Asia venture capital industry and the start-up ecosystem that it supports are no exception. 

Amid the global panic and economic downturn brought about by the Covid-19 outbreak, start-ups may find themselves hard-hit, especially those that have found themselves at risk in these uncertain times as sales have softened and private fundraisings have proved more challenging or taken longer to complete. Founders have needed to look hard at their businesses, including their cash runway, forecasts, capex and assumptions, in order to weather the storm.

Therefore, to get a better understanding of Southeast Asian venture capital, HoloBase will discuss with Jonathan Zhong, the Founding Partner of ATM Capital about the current situation and changes in venture capital in Southeast Asia after the pandemic.

ATM Capital is an early to growth stage venture fund rooted in Southeast Asia, which is composed of Chinese and Southeast Asian professionals with significant experience in investment, entrepreneurship, technology and operations. The capital base and the team combine background and investment experiences from Alibaba, Tencent, Ant Financial and Meituan-Dianping, and top Southeast Asian internet companies such as Rocket Internet, Go-Jek and Garena. Currently, it focuses on three sectors — Fintech, Business Services, and Media.