Indonesia’s beauty commerce, Sociolla, shows e-commerce can fight plastic pollution

Many cosmetics, skincare, or other beauty products are packaged very attractive to engage buyers. Realize it or not, waste is commonly and inevitably built into the beauty industry's business model. With the rising beauty consumption that leads to the growing impulsive beauty shopping trend in our society, the waste issue in the beauty industry is getting more critical than ever.

8 June, 2022|East Ventures, From Portfolios|

Building the ecosystem of gender equality for the sustainable future

East Ventures, a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia, has again presented its signature women-centered forum: Women with Impact Forum, as part of the celebration of International Women’s Day on 8 March 2022. This virtual forum discussed “Women as Active Agents for Sustainable Development” with five key speakers from different industries, such as venture capital, tech startups, and social enterprises.

17 March, 2022|East Ventures, Insights, From Portfolios|

The role of fintech in closing the financial gap in Indonesia

In recent years, Indonesia's digital financial services have experienced a boom as COVID-19 became the unexpected catalyst that accelerates digital transformation and technology adoption. The immense adoption of digital financial services is driven by several key factors, including growth in mobile internet penetration, the rise of digital merchants, and accelerating consumers' adoption.

9 March, 2022|East Ventures, Insights, From Portfolios|

More Indonesian companies installing rooftop solar panels

More Indonesian companies such as apparel manufacturer Pan Brothers are banking on the sun in their march towards sustainability. In January, three factories of Pan Brothers in Boyolali regency, Central Java, began operating rooftop solar panels that can generate 1,800 kilowatt peak (kwp), the rate at which they generate energy at peak performance such as on a sunny day in the afternoon.

3 March, 2022|From Portfolios|