SINGAPORE (Sept 30): Amid frothy valuations for start-ups and scepticism about their profit and growth projections, venture capital (VC) deal flows in Southeast Asia have slowed from the year before. Even so, industry players are observing a trend of “fewer but bigger” deals.

“Based on our data, deal flow has indeed slowed. But we’ve simultaneously observed a spike in the total volume of funds raised,” says Sng Khai Lin, co-founder and chief financial officer of Fundnel, which matches companies in the pre-IPO stage with investors.

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