East Ventures has again mapped out Indonesia’s digital competitiveness through the East Ventures – Digital Competitiveness Index 2024

East Ventures, a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, together with Katadata Insight Center, today launched the East Ventures – Digital Competitiveness Index (EV-DCI) 2024. This marks the fifth edition since it was first launched in 2020. The EV-DCI 2024 research report maps Indonesia's digital competitiveness with the theme "Realizing Indonesia's digital sovereignty".

Mapping competitiveness, the key to embracing Indonesia’s digital economic excellence

Over the past few years, Indonesia's digital sector has been steadily growing. Despite ongoing infrastructure development efforts by the government, stakeholders have also been proactive in promoting digital literacy and the economy. These endeavors lay the groundwork for advancing Indonesia's digital sector.

Runchise, a restaurant management and culinary franchise startup, raises new funding of US$1 million, co-led by East Ventures and Genesia Ventures

Runchise, an Indonesia-based restaurant management and culinary franchise startup, today announced that it has raised new funding of US$1 million from the existing investors East Ventures and Genesia Ventures. With this new funding, the firm’s main focus remains on technological advancement and innovation to enhance restaurants’ profitability.

Building a company culture that lasts: Tips from profitable startup founders

If an average adult works eight hours a day, five days a week, they will spend roughly a third of their lifetime, totaling 90,000 hours, at their workplace. With offices reopening post-pandemic, companies aim not only to fill seats but also to bring back company culture, which has taken a backseat for many throughout the remote-working era. During this time, workers’ attitudes and priorities have shifted, and how companies approach culture, human resources, and teamwork is entirely different than just a few years ago.

East Ventures launches its annual Sustainability Report 2024

East Ventures, a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, today launched its annual report, East Ventures Sustainability Report 2024. This report demonstrates East Ventures’ continuous efforts and progress in integrating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) frameworks in its operations and across its ecosystem, in generating positive impacts for the betterment of society.

“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.

“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.