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Asia set to eclipse US as world's venture capital powerhouse

China's rise leads shift toward Asia-focused venture capital

Fast-growing startups like ride-hailing services Grab and Go-Jek have raised the profile of Southeast Asia among venture capitalists.

SINGAPORE -- Asia could overtake North America as the global center for venture capital funding as early as next year, according to a study backed by a unit of Singapore state investment company Temasek.

Asia-focused venture capital funds had $323 billion worth of assets under management at the end of last year, the report found, fast closing the gap with venture capital funds centered on North America, which had $397 billion worth of assets under management.

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