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Recently, we published our third paper on the Southeast Asia Exit Landscape alongside our partners at INSEAD. Over the past decade, we have witnessed the Southeast Asian ecosystem mature, and have been documenting its growth since our first regional landscape report (the Bamboo report) dating back to 2015.

An estimated…


We wanted to make sure everyone stays safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, so our second fundraising workshop was held fully online last March 27. Cooley LLP supported the workshop as we had 2 of their top lawyers, Ferish Patel and Matthew Bartus, with us to answer your most pressing questions…


As the year is coming to an end, I realize 2019 was an important year for me, although I didn’t know this until about two weeks ago.

A successful entrepreneur whom I met at an event in Bahrain recently told me: “I can always start all over again,” as we…


Southeast Asia (SEA) has a young and vibrant technology startup ecosystem. An ecosystem that is maturing at a rapid pace and with capital increasingly allocated to up and coming tech startups. With the rise of unicorns, foreign venture capital and corporates, Golden Gate Ventures in partnership with INSEAD felt it…


Networking is just like actual work. There is a significant social component to networking, which also means that some people don’t like to do it. Talking to people in a larger social setting is not for everyone. I have good news though…

…Networking doesn’t mean you have to socialize at…


In my earlier article about Closing the Fundraise, I talked about the importance of building a pipeline of potential investors, leveraging the momentum and making the trip. An important part of the fundraising process is managing your time and getting through crunch time. Crunch time for me is the period…


How do I achieve my goals without getting frustrated and distracted when I don't see enough progress? This is one of the questions I have been struggling with for a while. Getting to results in my work and personal life required managing “noise”. Noise in my definition is everything that…


Experiences from Southeast Asia.

Golden Gate Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm headquartered in Singapore. The fund invests in consumer-focused internet startups across Southeast Asia. Since 2011 Golden Gate Ventures raised 3 early-stage venture funds and invested in more than 40 companies.

Michael Lints is a partner at Golden Gate Ventures and…

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