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We invest for 10-20 years, do not need public listing to exit: Prosus CEO

'Don't get blinded by near term big numbers but think of the decades ahead', said Bob van Dijk

Prosus CEO Bob van Dijk
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Prosus CEO Bob van Dijk

Surajeet Das Gupta
With its $4.7 billion acquisition of BillDesk, Prosus NV, the international investment arm of South African conglomerate Naspers, is showing its quiet aggression in the country. 

As Prosus’ investments touch over $10 billion, its Amsterdam-based CEO Bob van Dijk talks about how its investment approach differs from that of typical venture capital funds in a video interview with Surajeet Das Gupta

Venture capital funds that have put money into startups in India generally look for exits in five years. How does Prosus differ?

We are not a venture capital fund, so we stay invested for decades, between 10-20 years. We don’t have a

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First Published: Nov 25 2021 | 6:05 AM IST

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