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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...
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Podcast

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, …

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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 …

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Podcast

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 …

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Podcast

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 …

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Podcast

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 …

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Podcast

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.

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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.

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Podcast

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 …

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Podcast

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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ACV & Portfolio News

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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Partner Insights

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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