Southeast Asia's startups are hindered by skills gaps, particularly when it comes to hard tech skills and business leadership. : The Southeast Asian startup scene is strong and getting stronger. Across the region, companies are emerging in fintech, edtech, insurtech, blockchain and many other areas. In 2017, Southeast Asian startups received $7.86 billion in investor funding, which is triple the investments seen the year before, according to Tech in Asia. The region also boasts four unicorns, including Grab and Go-Jek, reports CB Insights.