The region is home to 35 unicorns and counting, with fintech and e-commerce companies having raised the most funds, so far. With the public markets taking notice of the sector’s vast potential, 2022 could promise more listings in the line-up.
Alibaba’s successful HK listing, combined with mounting pressure from PE investors, is forcing Chinese companies to consider listing in 2020 despite the woeful stock market performance of many who floated in 2019.
The jump by the Indonesian ride-hailing unicorn’s co-founder and CEO into politics may upset investors. Nadiem Makarim's timing is inopportune given that Gojek is mid-fundraise for its domestic and international operations.