The firm sees these markets as offering the best opportunity to invest at the moment.
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Electric mobility is one of the biggest areas to invest in, says Harsha Kumar, partner, Lightspeed.
However, interest in co-investments may have come down a bit, says Adams Street’s Andy Wang.
The firm is betting big on cleantech, B2B platforms, EVs, SaaS, and D2C brands.
It is also looking at a 50% jump in disbursements from higher SME lending.
Investors, he said, are being more circumspect about investing in riskier asset classes of venture and growth equity.
The central banks came too late to the game, he said.
The firm is also looking at investment opportunities in Indonesia and the wider SE Asia region.