‘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.
Despite the global challenges, East Ventures remains bullish for Indonesia’s digital outlook for 2023
East Ventures remains optimistic about Indonesia’s digital economy prospect in 2023 despite the looming global economic turbulence. “The GMV growth of Indonesia’s digital economy is roughly double its GDP growth. We believe that the growth is still very robust in a few years. Hence, East Ventures is still very much bullish towards our digital economy in 2023,” explains Roderick Purwana, Managing Partner at East Ventures.
East Ventures Appoints Its First Female Partner
Joining the company in 2015, Melisa Irene started her first role in the firm as Associate and successfully closed multiple deals for the company. In such a short time of three years, Irene was the firm’s principal before finally promoted as the first female partner.