Willson Cuaca is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at East Ventures, a pioneering and leading sector-agnostic venture capital firm in Southeast Asia. Willson transformed East Ventures into a multi-asset platform, managing multiple funds from seed to growth with over 300 portfolio companies across Southeast Asia, including Indonesia that is the firm’s central focus.
Under Willson’s leadership, East Ventures captured Indonesia’s early wave of digital transformation and is an early backer of some of the largest tech companies in Southeast Asia, such as Tokopedia, Traveloka, Ruangguru, Waresix, ShopBack, Xendit, 99.co.
East Ventures was awarded The Most Consistent Top Performing GP Globally by Preqin; 1st Top Asia Investor and 4th Top Global Investor in 2022 by CB Insights; named The Most Active Investor in Southeast Asia and Indonesia; and listed as one of the top 10 global seed investors headquartered in Asia in the Crunchbase 2021 report.
In 2020, Willson was listed in Asia’s Top 100 People Transforming Business by Business Insider. Willson was also named Fortune Indonesia Businessperson of the Year 2022.