Dhanin Chearavanont, head of Thailand’s wealthiest business dynasty, is among the Southeast Asian moguls whose holding companies, family investing arms and other vehicles are either ploughing millions of dollars directly into promising companies or setting up venture capital funds. Photo: Forbes
Dhanin Chearavanont, head of Thailand’s wealthiest business dynasty, is among the Southeast Asian moguls whose holding companies, family investing arms and other vehicles are either ploughing millions of dollars directly into promising companies or setting up venture capital funds. Photo: Forbes
Start-ups

Southeast Asia’s old-money tycoons hunt next tech unicorn

  • Moguls from Thailand’s Dhanin Chearavanont to the Philippines’ Lance Gokongwei are looking to ride a wave of surging valuations for start-ups
  • Venture backers made a record 393 deals in the first half of 2021, raising US$4.4 billion by investing in start-ups across Southeast Asia

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Dhanin Chearavanont, head of Thailand’s wealthiest business dynasty, is among the Southeast Asian moguls whose holding companies, family investing arms and other vehicles are either ploughing millions of dollars directly into promising companies or setting up venture capital funds. Photo: Forbes
Dhanin Chearavanont, head of Thailand’s wealthiest business dynasty, is among the Southeast Asian moguls whose holding companies, family investing arms and other vehicles are either ploughing millions of dollars directly into promising companies or setting up venture capital funds. Photo: Forbes
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