Carmen Yuen | 5 things VCs want SEA startup founders to know about current funding & exit strategies

posted on 22 Sep 2022

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Recently, our General Partner Carmen Yuen spoke at Wild Digital SEA conference sharing her thoughts and insights on the topic “Supercharging Asia: The Investment Gold Rush Continues Or is it Drying Up?”.

"Some are of the perspective that VCs are cutting fewer cheques and taking things slow due to the current unstable economic conditions. Carmen challenged this perspective, sharing that Vertex is always investing in companies to grow them for an exit strategy, then the cycle repeats. 

She stated that the world is progressing forward, and innovation will continue to happen, whether in good times or bad."

Historically, we have also invested many high performing portfolios founded during market downturn vintage.

Looking back, it would have been tempting for our fund to invest at breakneck pace and at exorbitant valuations in the last 18 months, before the market slowed down. 

But we thought staying disciplined is critical and continued to invest rationally at more sensible valuations at our normal pace.

We are excited to continue to speak to great founders so do reach out to us at helloasia@vertexventures.com if you are fundraising.

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