Empowering Growth, Minimising Dilution with Venture Debt


Partner Martin Tang talks to David Kim, CEO Roundtable Bridging Asia podcast host and seasoned banking professional, about his career journey and the use case of venture debt.

In summary:

    • A venture debt is a loan for start-ups to minimise the dilution of founders and early shareholders’ equity stake.
    • Venture debt has been in Southeast Asia for six years; still relatively young compared to US and Europe.
    • We will stand on the shoulders of these giants and learn how to accelerate development.
    • Venture loans work similarly to mortgage loans in that the principal and interest are repaid in equal measure. Usually there is no collateral as startups usually do not have collateral.
    • Genesis’ investment philosophy focused on Southeast Asia; agnostic of sector but must have impact and ESG components.

Read the full interview in the Korea Economic Daily (Korean) here.

Watch the CEO TV (CEO Roundtable Bridging Asia) podcast (English) here.