EDB appoints East Ventures and other six fund management companies as Global Investor Programme
The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore has appointed seven fund management companies as Global Investor Programme (GIP)-select funds. The seven fund managers offering GIP-select funds were appointed following a Call for Proposal (CFP) exercise conducted from 2-31 March this year.
Digital competitiveness now more equitably spread across Indonesia
FOR all the talk of a global digital winter, Indonesia’s digital economy – on track to be worth an estimated US$360 billion by 2030 – continues to power ahead.
“We never intentionally look for unicorns”: Willson Cuaca
Since East Ventures was established in 2009, we never intentionally look for unicorns. The statement came from East Ventures’ Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Willson Cuaca during the panel discussion titled ‘Finding the Next Unicorn’ in OCBC NISP Business Forum 2023.
Setting sail for blue economy: Opportunities and challenges in building a maritime startup
The maritime industry has tremendous potential for growth and development. It is a complex sector that encompasses a wide range of activities, including shipping and logistics, fishing, and aquaculture. According to UNDP, the industry also plays a critical role in the world economy, accounting for 5% of global GDP, or estimated at US$ 3 trillion per year.
Empowering women: three key strategies for building confidence at work
As a woman in the workplace, building confidence can be challenging, especially when trying to climb the corporate ladder. Various cultural, societal, and historical factors can influence the confidence gap between men and women. In Asia, for example, there is often a greater emphasis on deference to authority and silent resistance, making it more challenging for women to assert themselves and speak up.
East Ventures’ strategy to strengthen ESG in its ecosystem
The environmental and sustainability issues are becoming more urgent than ever today. No one is immune from these issues, and all stakeholders must take necessary actions to minimize the impact now. With this issue in mind, we at East Ventures believe that technology can positively contribute to and impact the environment.
‘Investors are becoming more selective, especially when it comes to risks and valuations’: Roderick Purwana
With the threatening global economic condition that overshadows the tech industry, keeping one’s optimism is not an easy feat. This, which also stems from the COVID-19 pandemic, has resulted in multiple layoffs within the tech industry, both globally and domestically.
‘The impact of SVB does not directly affect our ecosystem’: Willson Cuaca
News of the ‘collapse’ of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) continues to loom over the global tech startup ecosystem – Indonesia is no exception. As of March 2023, the 16th largest bank in the United States was shut down due to the significant decrease in the values of its investments – among other reasons.