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Empowering changemakers in Southeast Asia

Contrasting startup governance in Indonesia to that in Singapore

A working group set up by the Singapore Venture Capital Association and the Singapore Academy of Law has published a new update to a...
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Is startup governance still flying under the radar in Indonesia?

In markets like Indonesia, best governance practices are quite evident for corporates and institutions, but not so much for early …

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Boston Consulting Group’s sustainable agriculture startups bring profits to small farmers worldwide

What’s your guess as to the total number of small farmers in the world? While it is difficult to arrive …

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BCG Digital Ventures on how conglomerates should look at startup building

Successful tech ventures can get their start anywhere, including from within large, multinational corporations. But if a big company wants …

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How Boston Consulting Group helps corporates cut carbon with digital ventures

With government mandates for corporations to achieve net zero carbon goals set to kick in around the world, multinational brands …

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Upright: ESG era creates new opportunities for tech startups

New initiatives on measuring ESG and impact are delivering fresh opportunities to Southeast Asian startups, said Toni Laitila, VP of …

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Upright on why startups now need to prove positive impact

With global warming threatening the planet and skyrocketing energy costs choking national economies, expectations are rising among governments, investors, and …

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Upright’s ESG framework helps startups attract funding

In a reflection of global trends, investors in Indonesia are looking more and more at companies’ ESG performance to help …

ACV & Portfolio News

AC Ventures doubles down on B2B food supply chain startup EdenFarm in US$13.5M deal

EdenFarm, a B2B food supply chain startup based in Indonesia, has secured US$13.5 million in a pre-series B bridge round …

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RAENA sees beauty in Indonesia’s social commerce scene

The Indonesian social commerce industry is expected to soar from 2022 through 2028 at a CAGR of 47.9%, reaching a …

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RAENA’s founder on the outsized impact of micro-influencers

Even before the pandemic ushered in the great resignation, more than one-third of Indonesia’s young people wanted to be entrepreneurs. …

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How RAENA ties up with brands for amplified social commerce

Driven by increased consumer spending power and rising consciousness about personal appearance and wellness, the beauty and personal care market …

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How Waste4Change’s CEO discovered his life’s mission

When looking back at their teen years, many adults can identify moments that helped them decide on a future career …

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