Incubators in Asia - next wave of I-builders

Incubators must show investment discipline and bring a credible track record to lead the next wave of Asian I-builders, argues Edmund Lin.

The major boom in series A financing deals over the first quarter of Y2K is truly unprecedented. From Seoul to Singapore, the Asian venture capital market for internet start-ups is white hot and unlikely to cool anytime soon.

In just one week, Asia Online has raised $100 million for future acquisitions and InnoMedia has attracted $115.5 million in capital - staggering sums for early stage companies with very limited track records.

Meanwhile, top-tier private equity players such...

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