A new report, published by Eric Salmon & Partners, looks at challenges for the founders of Southeast Asian start-ups amidst substanial growth after surpassing India last year with 3.4 billion dollars in funding. The study, conducted jointly with Yale-NUS and 6:30 partners, found many Southeast Asian tech CEOs questioning:
• Should I follow a Silicon Valley model, or is there a Southeast Asian approach to building start-ups?
• Do I hire the best I know, or invest in finding the best there is?
• Can I build a world class corporate culture, or is that a superfluous luxury?
The study, "Beyond the Age of Innocence – Can Southeast Asian start-ups build world-class organisations" looks to address these questions.