“It is a more favourable time than ever to launch a company in Southeast Asia. An entrepreneur with a strong profile can raise a significant amount of money.”

After the tumultuous year that was 2020, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the above quote from Heang Chhor, founder and managing partner of Singapore-based venture capital firm Qualgro, was from years gone by. It isn’t.

Chhor, previously with global management consultancy giant McKinsey & Company for 27 years, told The Ken that entrepreneurs are entering the new year in a position of strength, pandemic or not.


Jon Russell

Jon Russell is Southeast Asia editor for The Ken based in Bangkok. Originally from the UK, Jon moved to Thailand in 2008. He’s passionate about telling thoughtful business stories, and tracking the impact of the internet in his adopted home of Southeast Asia.

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