Southeast Asia would one of the world's fastest-growing areas for online commerce thanks to a youthful population increasingly comfortable with smartphones.
The U.S.-China trade war could lead to a technological split between Asia and America that could benefit investors, James Coulter, the co-chief executive of private equity firm TPG Capital, said.
The elite research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where hundreds of graduate and undergraduate students study tech topics, is in turmoil. It was revealed that its director, Joichi Ito, had ties to Jeffrey Epstein, who had given money to the lab and to Mr. Ito's own venture capital funds.
Chinese internet giant Tencent Holdings is looking to increase its bets on Indian technology companies, at a time when its home market is seeing a slowdown in venture capital investments.
A Chinese app that does just about everything has found strong demand for its shares, bucking the trend of recent tech IPOs. This suggests there's still healthy interest in buying into China's fast-developing internet economy.
It isn't common for venture capitalists in India to worry about losing their jobs. Lately, however, that's changed. Ever since a top-rung fund manager at one of the country's largest venture capital shops was shown the door--his investments, a gaggle of mostly consumer Internet bets, haven't performed as well as the firm would have liked--the local brotherhood of venture capitalists has been on the edge.
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Sycamore Partners said on Wednesday it would acquire office supplies chain Staples for $6.9 billion, a rare bet by a private equity firm this year in the US retail sector, which has been roiled by the popularity of internet shopping.
Whitney Rockley, co-founder and managing partner of McRock Capital, a venture capital fund manager focused exclusively on the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), is the incoming chair of the Canadian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. Here's what her new role entails.
Jonathan Gray, Bill Ackman and Joseph Harvey discuss investing in real estate and different strategies for investing in real estate. They also talk about the state of the real estate market in the U.S. compared to Europe and other countries.