The article “Should Fintech be capitalized on in Southeast Asia countries?” has a paragraph
“Southeast Asia is a lucrative market for the investors’ community around the world because of its potential development, especially in Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia. For 10 years the technology in this region has been booming with many unicorn start-ups.
This paragraph proves that Southeast Asia is going to become a dynamic fintech investment market in the world in the next 5 years.
What is fintech investment and how many fintech investment funds, which invested in Southeast Asia? These questions will get answers now.
Fintech investment is the contribution of money from angel investors, venture capitalists (VCs) or someone else to raise capital for a fintech company. That helps this company to have more capital in money to continue to operate the business.
The fintech investment market is the place or region, where many fintech companies open and develop strongly, and it attracts many investors to invest in these companies.
According to the report about Largest Fintech Companies by Market Valuation of CFTE, the biggest fintech investment market is the U.S. with more than 300 companies on the list and a total market capitalization of more than $1000bn.
Just like the above paragraph, Southeast Asia has a big chance to become a dynamic and lucrative fintech market to invest in in the next 5 years, because of its great growth potential.
By now more than 100 investment funds, are investing in Southeast Asia. They are many types of investment funds. However, venture capital is the best example of investing in fintech, because of its early-stage investment and risk.
Here are the top 5 venture capitals, which are investing in fintech in Southeast Asia.
Standard Chartered in October 2021 signed a 10-year strategic partnership with Singapore-based fintech Atome Financial as it looks to tap into the burgeoning buy now, pay later (BNPL) market in Asia.
This venture capital has invested in many fintech companies in the early stage in Southeast Asia, including MoMo of Vietnam, and has contributed to making this company a makes this company becoming a unicorn.
With an investment of around US$300 million, co-led with Insight Partner in May 2022, Coatue deserves to be on this list with many investments in early-stage of fintech companies.
This is a banker but it invested too much in the early stage of fintech companies so that we can put it in the category of venture capital.
The most successful case, that Goldman Sachs invested in Southeast Asia was in Vietnam MoMo – the recent biggest e-wallet in Vietnam.
IDG Capital is a leading investment firm, focusing on developing extraordinary companies through our expertise in private equity, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions.
The best investment of IDG Capital in Southeast Asia was in Indonesia Akulaku. Akulaku is the leading mobile e-commerce application in Southeast Asia that has been present in many countries such as Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines ... and now Vietnam.
With instructions from Akulaku, you can buy all products in installments without paying upfront.
And to join the installment purchase, you only need your ID card to provide registration information, then you will be granted an installment credit limit of 8 million VND in Vietnam.
You just need to sit at home and register for a shopping account right on your phone without having to go to transaction points to submit documents.
DCM is a venture capital firm with over $4 billion under management. Since 1996, we have invested in more than 400 technology companies across the U.S. and Asia. With offices in Silicon Valley, Beijing, and Tokyo, DCM empowers our entrepreneurs with hands-on operational guidance and a global network of business and financial resources.
The best investment of DCM Ventures in Southeast Asia in fintech was in Akulaku too.