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8 Predictions For The SEA Tech Scene In 2018/19—As Told By Patrick Grove

8 Predictions For The SEA Tech Scene In 2018/19—As Told By Patrick Grove

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2017 ended with a bang: Uber closed a major deal with Softbank. Fake news dominated social media. Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies went mainstream. Initial Coin Offerings surpassed early-stage venture capital funding for internet companies. With all that’s been happening globally, everyone has been asking, what are the implications and what’s in store for the Southeast Asia (SEA) tech scene? So at the end of last year, we spent some time reflecting on our experience and learnings from the regional tech ecosystem. To summarise our perspectives, we pulled together a report to analyse the next stages in the evolution of the regions tech ecosystem as we see it. The timing was a poignant one for us, as it marked 10 years since we had founded iProperty, a company we sold in 2016 in one of the larges