Venture Capitalists

Indonesian startup investment hits US$3bil in 2017: Google – AT Kearney
Startup investment grows 68 times over the past five years to reach US$1.4 billion in 2016.
Go-jek’s golden funding round from Tencent & its halo effect on the Indonesian ecosytem
The investment, if it comes through cements Indonesia as a hot startup destination, with other strong startups to benefit more than rest of the pack.
Go-Jek’s US$550mil funding a game-changer for Indonesia
Go-Jek’s US$500mil funding shows that the Indonesian market is strong enough to birth unicorns, writes Masyitha Baziad.
No SEA unicorns? Blame investors
If we want to create more unicorns in Asia, investors need to change the way they think and invest, writes angel investor Dr V. Sivapalan.
What’s Next 2016: A good VC is polygamous … yeah, you read that right
VCs have to be supportive of their startups as entrepreneurship is a tough and lonely journey, according to a panellist at the What’s Next 2016 conference.
Izmus aims to connect the ecosystems in Israel and Singapore
Izmus aims to connect Israeli startups and companies with Singapore investors so that these companies can use the Lion City as a regional launchpad.
Two seasoned entrepreneurs unite to connect the world’s VCs and startups
Launched in January, VCNetwork.co is a network and database of independent international VCs, and aims to connect them with entrepreneurs from all over the world. Masyitha Baziad speaks to its founders.
The two most important words in venture capital: Pattern recognition
There is no conceivable way investors can deeply, thoughtfully, and critically analyse every pitch they receive or hear – which is why it is important that entrepreneurs convey the right kind of signals, writes Justin Hall.
Don’t throw money blindly at BDA projects: Gartner analyst
Companies need to view data analytics as innovation projects that have risks attached to them, and should not expect every project to yield high returns.  
Alpha JWC hoping to plug Indonesia’s mentor gap
Indonesian VC firm Alpha JWC Ventures has a small portfolio because it is not so concerned about returns as it is about mentoring its startups, it three cofounders tell Masyitha Baziad.
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