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AC Ventures signs pacts with UN and IFC to drive gender equality, responsible investing in ASEAN

Indonesia-based, early-stage venture capital firm AC Ventures (ACV) announced earlier today that it has made multiple formal commitments to the United Nations (UN) and...

Indonesia’s fisheries leapfrog supply chain gaps with Aruna

Indonesia has the third-longest coastline on Earth with over 60% of the population living in roughly 12,000 coastal villages.  Naturally, …

ACV & Portfolio News

8020cto ties up with AC Ventures to help startups bolster tech teams

8020cto, a CTO-as-a-service company, has partnered with AC Ventures (ACV) by committing to provide engineering leadership solutions for the firm’s …


How Aruna plugs Indonesia’s 12 million fishermen into the global market

With around 12 million fishermen, Indonesia is the second-largest fisheries producer. In recent years, the sector has contributed approximately US$27 …


Dima Djani on why sharia fintech is for everyone

With investor sentiment pivoting toward a more sustainable way of operating in Asia Pacific, especially in a post-pandemic world, it …


Building trust in Indonesia’s sharia fintech game

Sharia-compliant finance is a form of financing activity that complies with Islamic principles. It views traditional lending as a relationship …


Busting myths about sharia finance with ALAMI

Reports suggest that today, the global Islamic banking sector is worth close to US$2 trillion, growing at a CAGR of …

ACV & Portfolio News

Indonesian crypto exchange Reku grabs US$11M led by AC Ventures, joined by Coinbase Ventures

Reku is a leading Indonesian crypto exchange with the lowest fees in the market, built with maximum compliance. With tech veteran Jesse Choi joining its c-suite, global crypto giant Coinbase Ventures also entered the round, along with Skystar Capital.

ACV & Portfolio News

AC Ventures reaches first close of a $250M fund for Southeast Asian startups

Indonesia-based, early-stage venture capital firm AC Ventures has reached the first close of its fifth investment fund targeting US$250 million.


How Majoo made an e-commerce stack for Indonesia’s MSMEs

In 2021, Indonesia reportedly had 202 million internet users who contributed US$70 billion to the country’s digital economy. Indonesia’s MSMEs …


Majoo looks beyond Jakarta for top tech talent in Indonesia

It takes wonderful tech talent to build unique software-as-a-service (SaaS) for small and mid-sized enterprises. A 2020 report titled “SaaS …

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Indonesia’s SkorLife scores US$2.2M to help locals build credit properly

Earlier today, Indonesia-based credit tech startup SkorLife announced that it raised a US$2.2 million pre-seed funding round from a group …

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How Indonesia’s entrepreneurs can capitalize on this moment

This story originally ran in Forbes Indonesia (August 2022).  It’s more than fair to say that the economic outlook for …

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