“Finding the G in ESG”: What is good governance according to investors

ntegrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles into business practices is crucial. However, the "G" or Governance aspect, often overlooked, is equally vital. To understand why good governance is essential, startups and companies must first prioritize it. Aghnia Dima, an ESG Specialist at East Ventures, shared her insights as an investor with Jessica Novia, Chief of Impact from CarbonEthics, in a discussion moderated by Atika Benedikta, Investment Director at ANGIN, at the Ninja Demo Day, part of Ninja Accelerator Program 2023.

From principles to practice: Shariah investing in Southeast Asia

While Southeast Asia houses a massive Muslim population, many of them struggle to find investment options that align with their faith. Sharia investment, which adheres to Islamic principles, is emerging as a powerful solution.

7 keys for understanding consumer behavior by SEA women D2C founders

Direct-to-consumer (D2C) startups in Southeast Asia have not only shown resilience, but also maintained growth momentum despite the economic uncertainty. However, to stay ahead in the market and effectively reach consumers, these startups must continuously adapt to the evolving landscape.

From brick-and-mortar to AI-powered learning: The journey of Geniebook

As the world gets more digital, education is undergoing a revolution with new tools and approaches to enhance student learning. Education veterans Neo Zhizhong and Alicia Cheong began as private tutors over 10 years ago. After university, they founded School Plus in 2007, offering tailored math and science lessons. Despite early success, scaling became a challenge due to limitations in manpower and time.

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“What it takes to become great”: Willson Cuaca and Najwa Shihab’s secret sauce to achieving success

Prior to being East Ventures’ Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Willson Cuaca embarked on a career in cybersecurity as an iPhone developer in Singapore. On the other hand, Najwa Shihab, now an accomplished journalist and the Founder of media startup NARASI, started her journey from the ground up at a local TV station.

Join Indonesia’s largest climate tech pitching competition: The Climate Impact Innovations Challenge 2024

One Saturday in October 2023, thick smog blanketed the runways of Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, Jakarta, Indonesia, forcing several inbound flights to be diverted to other airports. The heavy smog was from a massive landfill fire that started the day before and would take days to extinguish after burning through almost the entire landfill. Just weeks earlier, firefighters battled a persistent wildfire that ravaged savanna fields and forests in Mount Bromo for over a week.

East Ventures and Temasek Foundation unveil three new tracks for second edition of Indonesia’s largest climate tech innovations competition – Climate Impact Innovations Challenge 2024

East Ventures, a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm that has supported over 300 tech companies across Southeast Asia, and Temasek Foundation, a Singapore-based non-profit philanthropic organization that supports sustainable development initiatives, are pleased to announce the second edition of the Climate Impact Innovations Challenge (CIIC) 2024, Indonesia's largest climate tech innovations competition.