East Ventures, a pioneering sector-agnostic venture capital firm that has supported over 200 companies in Southeast Asia, announced Avina Sugiarto as a Venture Partner at the firm. Avina will leverage her extensive experiences to invest in growth-stage technology companies and further drive sustainability and integration of ESG practices in East Ventures’ investments.
Avina has over 12 years of experience in investing across alternative assets including venture capital, private equity, private credit, and special situations across industries from technology, property, logistics, natural resources, to consumers and financial services. Prior to joining East Ventures, Avina was a Senior Vice President at Indies Capital Partners. She was responsible for deal sourcing, analysis, execution, and fundraising across Indies’ investment products. She was also a key member of the investment partnership with Varde Partners, a US$ 15 billion global alternative asset manager, headquartered in the United States.
Having passion to empower under-developed communities through promoting financial literacy, Avina has had involvement in various formal and informal women’s networks in the financial services industry in Indonesia and Singapore, including 100 Women In Finance, Endeavour, WomenWorks and She Loves Tech.
Willson Cuaca, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at East Ventures, warmly welcomes Avina to the East Ventures family.
“Avina is no stranger to East Ventures, we have been working closely with her on many successful projects and looking forward to working even closer to address huge opportunities in Indonesia,” said Willson.
“East Ventures has been a pioneer and the most active Venture Capital investor in Indonesia & Southeast Asia. I’m honored to work alongside Willson and Roderick in the past multiple years, and look forward to working closely with the East Ventures family to invest, promote growth and sustainability with the best technology companies and entrepreneurs in the region,” said Avina.
Avina graduated magna cum laude from McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, with Bachelor of Commerce in Finance and Accounting, and currently attends the Stanford Graduate School of Business LEAD Executive Leadership & Innovation program.