11 07, 2022

Recession run: East Ventures’ bets during a downturn

2022-07-29T14:56:39+07:00July 11th, 2022|Insights|

The funding winter is here. News of layoffs and troubles in startups have been cropping up. In this Q&A series, we talk to Southeast Asia’s investors to suss out what opportunities they see, their thinking, and areas of investment they are looking at in the next few months.

8 04, 2022

Rising biotech innovations to address Indonesia’s healthcare problems

2022-07-29T15:47:17+07:00April 8th, 2022|East Ventures, Insights|

With an over 270 million population, Indonesia remains an emerging medical market, supported by the surge of healthcare awareness demanded by the rising middle-income community. However, the country has faced chronic problems as the pandemic unveils shortcomings and an elevated sense of urgency to develop a more resilient healthcare system and innovations.

6 04, 2022

East Ventures appoints Koh Wai Kit as Managing Partner, alongside several promotions of members of the EV Team

2022-07-29T15:37:47+07:00April 6th, 2022|Press Release, East Ventures|

East Ventures, a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Indonesia, announced the appointment of Koh Wai Kit as its new Managing Partner of East Ventures. In his new role, Koh Wai Kit will be responsible for further building on East Ventures’ leadership position in Indonesia and Southeast Asia region.

22 03, 2022

‘Is ESG a FOMO or here to stay?’: Avina Sugiarto

2022-08-03T21:37:19+07:00March 22nd, 2022|Insights|

In the past years, the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors have increasingly become top of mind for companies, investors, and policy-makers globally. Investors and corporations are joining the commitment to assessing non-financial aspects as part of business strategy, operations, reporting, and risk management. Further, many companies prepare a separate sustainability report, in addition to an annual report, and pledge to reach net-zero emission in the foreseeable future.

17 03, 2022

Building the ecosystem of gender equality for the sustainable future

2022-06-30T10:35:21+07:00March 17th, 2022|East Ventures, Insights, From Portfolios|

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.

16 03, 2022

Towards Indonesia’s digital golden era

2022-06-30T10:35:22+07:00March 16th, 2022|Perspectives|

In 2022, Indonesia is entering its golden digital economy era. For the past two years, the digital industry is experiencing rapid growth as a result of the pandemic acceleration. Not only did the internet penetration increase significantly, but society’s awareness to further utilize the digital sector as an economic propeller also escalated.