Southeast Asia’s internet economy is rapidly growing, with a steady flow of funding in the past decade. The pandemic saw a marginal decline in technology investments while non-technology investments saw a significant decline. Despite the slight disruption, investment activity bounced back the following year and is expected to be valued at $13 billion by the end of 2021.

As the pandemic boosts consumer confidence in digital platforms, most Southeast Asian countries are experiencing a surge in deal flows and big-ticket transactions. L.E.K.’s research and analysis reveal that most technology investments (in terms of value and number of deals) have been in Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam. In this video, Jitin Sethi and Bhushan Bhutada dive into this dynamic landscape and explain key trends defining the sector and its immense growth. 

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