31 Oct '17, 10pm

Venture Capital fund managers may begin operations in record time in Singapore - New MAS...

[co-author: Vyasa Arunachalam] Although a venture capital fund may be prepared to invest in a new country, lengthy requirements to set up operations may risk the loss of valuable business opportunities. In Singapore, however, the criteria for operating a venture capital (VC) fund have been significantly simplified by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the MAS), allowing VCs to set up more quickly. The new regulatory regime, in place since 20 October 2017, is a response to the sustained surge in VC fundraising in Singapore, with venture-investments totalling US$725.3 million in the second quarter of 2017 alone1 . This not only reflects the increasing interest in the region’s start-ups and incubators, but also the MAS’s vision of ensuring that Singapore remains an attractive base for VC fund managers. Below we describe (A) the key changes to the qualifying criteria for VC ...

Full article: https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/venture-capital-fund-ma...

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