07 Apr '11, 11am

Why Exits Are Important As A Startup Metric by @bleongcw cc @rampok

Why Exits Are Important As A Startup Metric by @bleongcw cc @rampok

(the top tech & social media blog in Indonesia) wrote a tweet this morning , “How exactly does one measure a startup’s success? Exits? ” I want to emphasize why exits are very important as a whole for the technology scene in Southeast Asia. It is one of the major reasons why top tier venture capital firms from US like Sequoia and Benchmark Capital and super angel investors from Silicon Valley only pump their money to China and India instead to an emerging market like Indonesia and its surroundings. I will explain why exits are important (as a metric) for the success of a start-up and how it impacts the venture financing in the entire region of Southeast Asia. To start off with, there are very few companies in Southeast Asia which are true venture capital firms and they seldom take chances with up and coming start-ups. The reason is simple because most of the people who run...

Full article: http://sgentrepreneurs.com/commentary/2011/04/07/why-exit...

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