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Empowering changemakers in Southeast Asia


How Indonesia is unique when it comes to crypto and DeFi

Indonesia landed among the top 20 fastest-growing crypto markets worldwide in 2022, driven primarily by speculative trading. In fact, Indonesia’s trade ministry reported about...
ACV & Portfolio News

AC Ventures champions female founders in US$421B opportunity

Earlier this morning, Helen Wong, Managing Partner at AC Ventures (ACV), rang the opening bell at the Singapore Exchange in …

ACV & Portfolio News

ACV Academy, Xendit, AWS launch playbook on BD and partnerships for startups

Last week, Indonesia-based venture capital firm AC Ventures (ACV) held an in-person gathering to mark the launch of its latest …

Partner Insights

How to find product-market fit and sanity check it in 2023

Written by Alvin Cahyadi, VP of Investment at AC Ventures On the heels of the 2021 bull run, nearly the …


Crypto, DeFi startups pursue ease of use in emerging Asia

In places like Southeast Asia, crypto carries considerable promise as a way to provide financial inclusion to millions of underbanked …


ASEAN’s crypto and DeFi players seek nuanced regulation

The regulatory picture for crypto and digital assets in Southeast Asia remains something of a patchwork. Lawmakers are forced to …


How KoinWorks scales societal impact across Indonesia

Having started out as a peer-to-peer lending platform in Indonesia that connects borrowers with lenders, today KoinWorks can best be …


KoinWorks on economic empowerment and job creation in Indonesia

What are the biggest challenges facing Indonesian startup KoinWorks in delivering social impact via financial inclusion? How can providing Indonesia’s …


How KoinWorks boosts financial inclusion for Indonesia’s MSMEs

Micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) form the backbone of the Indonesian economy. It’s been estimated that these often very …

Partner Insights

Why early-stage VCs should focus on founders over business models

While traction always warrants analysis, early-stage deals should never proceed if investors have doubts about the founders’ superpowers.

ACV & Portfolio News

AC Ventures launches advisor community to help startups achieve operational excellence from day one

Earlier today, Indonesia’s leading early-stage venture capital firm AC Ventures (ACV) formally announced its latest value creation initiative in the …

ACV & Portfolio News

Indonesia’s Waste4Change innovates to tackle trash mountain

Ahead of National Waste Awareness Day, Lauren Blasco, Head of ESG at AC Ventures, conducted an on-site visit with Waste4Change, …


How startups in ASEAN can avoid governance scandals

High-profile cautionary tech tales from FTX, Theranos, WeWork, and other misadventures are shining an international spotlight on what can happen …

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