Willson Cuaca is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures. Under Willson’s leadership, East Ventures captured the early wave of digital transformation in Indonesia by becoming the 1st investor of Indonesia’s unicorns, Tokopedia and Traveloka. In 2020, Willson was listed in Asia’s Top 100 People Transforming Business by Business Insider. Willson also sits on advisory [...]
Previously, Batara Eto co-founded Mixi and brought the company public in Japan. He was responsible for creating Mixi in December 2003, and he served as Chief Technology Officer of Mixi until 2008. He started his investment career by co-founding East Ventures and made their first investment in 2010. Batara holds bachelor degree in Computer Science [...]
During his studies at Waseda University, Taiga Matsuyama worked for Members and helped launch Yahoo Japan. After graduating, Taiga joined Accenture as a consultant. Taiga then co-founded eGroups in Japan while he was also the board member of NetAge, one of the first Japanese internet incubators. He left the incubator scene and continued his success [...]
Roderick Purwana is Managing Partner of East Ventures. Roderick is an active investor with a diverse background of working in operations and investments in the VC and PE industry. Previously worked in Silicon Valley, currently based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Koh Wai Kit brings over a decade of investment experiences, a vast network, and expertise to the East Ventures team. As a founding member of Pavilion Capital, a Temasek subsidiary focused on Asia private equity and venture capital, he spearheaded the fund investments in China, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Prior to setting up Pavilion [...]
Takeshi Kaneko is Managing Partner of East Ventures in Japan. His main roles are the maintenance of portfolio companies and fund operation. He loves startup products and finance. Prior to East Ventures, he worked at major VC firm JAFCO in Tokyo, Japan.
Before starting East Ventures Growth Fund with Willson and Roderick,“Shin"ichiro joined Yahoo Japan Corporation (now under Z Holdings) and YJ Capital (now Z Venture Capital) in April 2013. He had served as COO of YJ Capital since January 2015, and concurrently serves as CEO since November 2016. Prior to Yahoo, Shin was General Director of [...]
Melisa Irene is Partner of the firm with responsibility of providing support coordination for deals and portfolio companies. She graduated from Binus International University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Accounting degree with a track record in debate championship and business competition. She sits on several boards for portfolio companies in Indonesia, serves as AMVESINDO [...]
David is currently the Operating Partner at East Ventures. His role is to work together with tech founders and team in managing various aspects of their business and value creation. He has 19 years experience in various industry, from e-commerce to media and content, with multiple C-Level positions. Among his notable experiences are CEO of [...]
Avina Sugiarto is a Partner of East Ventures. She 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 [...]