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Start-Ups & Entrepreneurs: Venture-capital firm Amasia offers help to tech start-ups as they cross borders

It is getting more difficult for venture capital firms to find promising start-ups to invest in. The intensity of the race to find a start-up that will one day emerge as a unicorn - a start-up valued at more than US$1 billion ($1.4 billion) - is forcing VCs to compete on value proposition, says John Kim. "The idea is that if you go and add a lot of value to your portfolio companies, then you [will] get a good reputation. Then they tell their friends, [who then] come to you for funding," says Kim

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