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South-east Asia's startup ecosystem is the one to watch, says Catcha boss

Region's Internet companies have the potential to be bigger than those in the US, he says at KL conference

"South-east Asia has undergone great transformation from Third World to almost First World, to something from nothing. Why can’t great international Internet companies be created from this part of the world?" - Patrick Grove, chief executive of global investment firm Catcha Group

Kuala Lumpur

SOUTH-east Asia is the startup ecosystem to watch, says the chief executive of global investment firm Catcha Group.

Patrick Grove, noting that the region is home to 280 million mobile users and an emerging middle class, said that Internet companies created in the