Vietnam’s Startup Scene Sees Rapid Growth
A combination of economic growth, young demographics, mobile internet penetration and foreign-educated talent is helping Vietnam’s technology startup scene flourish. The country is home to 3,000 startups, usually located in Ho Chi Minh City, according to statist...READ MORE
Asian Wealth Continues to Power Global Real Estate
Asian investors dominated global real estate last year and are very likely to do so this year as well, according to a report by Cushman & Wakefield. The Global Investment Atlas 2018 study found that property investments reached an all-time high of $1.62 trillion...READ MORE
Impact Investing Gaining Traction in Asia
July 16 - 20. 2018
Impact investing is gaining traction among the wealthy in Asia. Impact investments in the region have grown by a compounded annual rate of 28% in the last five years and now make up 14.4% of the global total, according to the Global Impact Investments Network (GIIN).
The Role of Family Offices in the Private Deal Ecosystem
July 09 - 13. 2018
Family Offices have emerged as significant investors in private deals over the past several years. According to data by Crunchbase, private deals by family offices across the world quadrupled between 2010 and 2017. The growth of these deals outpaced venture capital (VC) investments.
Family Offices Ditch Conventional Portfolio Construction Approaches
Family offices are reassessing traditional approaches to asset allocation, according to research by the Family Office Exchange (FOX). Less than a third of family offices that responded to the 2018 FOX Global Investment Survey apply a tradit...READ MORE
Family Offices Increasingly Eye Maturing Crypto Markets
A lot has changed since the original Bitcoin whitepaper was published in 2008. There are now more than 1,590 different cryptocurrencies and tokens with a combined value of $245 billion. Most of that market value accumulated over the past year, as cryptocurrencies hit the mainstream and turned hobby...READ MORE
Family Offices Support Mexico’s Thriving Startups
Over the past decade, Mexico has transformed itself into a startup hotbed. This should come as no surprise considering the fact that nearly half of the country’s population is below the age of 27, the higher education system churns out 130,000 engineers every year, and the number of people enr...READ MORE
Bronfman Family Backs Israeli Cybersecurity Company
Image Credit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/claridge-israel/ Claridge Israel has committed $30 million in private equity funding to Cyberbit, the cybersecurity unit of Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems. Claridge Israel is a partnership between Claridge, the fami...READ MORE
Indian Angel Investors Get Tax Relief
India’s Income Tax Department has abolished the so-called “angel tax” for investors in startups who meet certain conditions. The tax has been hotly debated by startups since it impeded getting much needed capital at the seed stage. As per a notification issued on May 24, Indian angel investo...READ MORE
Africapitalism: The Vision of Tony Elumelu, Heirs Holdings Founder
May 28 - June 01. 2018
Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu coined the phrase Africapitalism. “First, we can’t talk about the digital economy in Africa without fixing critical infrastructure like the digital connectivity issue. It is a major issue and we can’t fix it if we don’t have reliable access to electricity,” he said at the Digital Economy for Africa forum at the World Bank Group’s annual Spring meetings held in Washington D.C. last April.