Founded in 2009, East Ventures is an Indonesian venture capital that focuses on early-stage startups. They have invested in more than 170 companies in Southeast Asia, from Indonesia, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam. East Ventures is the first investor of two Indonesian unicorns, namely Tokopedia and Traveloka. Other startups in the East Ventures portfolio [...]
The "Meet the VC" series is here to help you know the VCs in our ecosystem better and foster match-making. Melisa Irene, Partner of East Ventures, shared: Their funding philosophy Fund size and upcoming rounds What defines their portfolio companies Portfolio management activitiesWhat they look for in startups and founders and more in a 45-minute [...]
Indonesia will soon implement the "new normal". Economic activity has reopened with the implementation of strict health protocols. The business world needs to prepare health protocols to suppress the spread of the virus, and follow the government's recommendations in this regard. How ready is the business world to face this new era? This issue was [...]
To Willson Cuaca, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures, the condition of the Corona pandemic doesn't really affect East Ventures' financing in the startups industry. However, COVID-19 has directed East Ventures' investment to look deeper into the relevance of the startups business to the development of the crisis due to the corona virus. So [...]
DealStreetAsia's data shows, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic hasn't yet started reflecting on startup fundraising in Southeast Asia, but as its after-effects become clearer, investors are likely to selectively back companies that have shown resilience in the face of the crisis and are using this time to turbocharge innovation. Homing in on post-pandemic startup [...]
To date, startup performance is measured by its valuation. However, East Ventures Co-Founder and Managing Partner Willson Cuaca revealed a 'recipe' that can improve startup business performance, namely expanding digital penetration. In fact, based on data from the East Ventures Digital Competitive Index (EV-DCI) 2020, there are several regions that have not yet adopted digital [...]
What are the factors that investors look out for? What is the strangest pitch you have heard? Willson Cuaca, co-founder and managing partner of East Ventures, attempts to answer 6 questions in 60 seconds with Tech in Asia.