Approaching the Indonesian Market
How do investors and fund managers view private equity opportunities in Indonesia?
Nigel Khoo, Founding Partner,
Moderator: Aston Goad, Counsel,
The VC Landscape in Indonesia
How can Indonesia build a strong VC ecosystem for investors and entrepreneurs?
Adrian Li, Managing Partner,
Ian Goh, Managing Partner,
Nikhil Kapur, Investment Manager,
Sebastian Togelang, Founding Partner,
Willson Cuaca, Managing Partner,
Moderator: Hadi Cahyadi,
How do CEOs of portfolio companies work with funds?
Florian Holm, Co-CEO, Lazada Group
Nathanael Faibis, CEO, Alodokter
Joshua Agusta, Head of Portfolio,
John Sharp, Partner,
J.P. Ellis, CEO,
C88 Financial Technologies
Moderator: Erika Dianasari, Principal,
Transforming Portfolio through Value Re-creation
How do fund managers ensure operational improvements in driving value of private equity portfolio companies?
Atiff Gill, Managing Director,
CVC Capital Partners
Aristo Setiawidjaja, Director,
Hartanto Sulim, Investment Manager,
Moderator: Joel Hogarth, Commissioner,
- Nigel Khoo
- Founding Partner
- Eempat Kapital
Nigel is the Founding Partner of Eempat Kapital, which is based in Indonesia and focuses on Technology, Renewable Energy, Consumer and Logistics sectors. Nigel was previously a Partner at Saratoga Capital from 2012-2015, focusing on direct investments in Southeast Asia primarily Indonesia. While at Saratoga, Nigel led the Fund’s investment into one of the largest consumer automotive businesses in Indonesia and also the investment into one of the largest retail businesses in Indonesia. Prior to Saratoga, Nigel was the CEO of Maybank Private Equity. While at Maybank, Nigel was a key person in establishing Maybank MEACP, a US$500 million pan-Asian PE fund focused on clean energy. Prior to Maybank, Nigel headed up his own investment firm called Chartered Trust, where he originated and closed a few proprietary investment deals in the Real Estate, Resources, Energy and Environment sectors.
- Adrian Li
- Managing Partner
- Convergence Ventures
Adrian is Founder and Managing Partner of Convergence Ventures (“CV”), one of Indonesia’s largest local focused early stage Venture Fund. He has made investments in over 30 companies with combined valuations of over US$350M since 2015. He is a board director/ Investor at several Internet companies including East Asia’s largest live streaming company, M17; Indonesia’s largest female Fashion e-Commerce, Salestock and Indonesia’s largest F&B media site Qraved. Previously, Adrian had co-founded and run successful digital startups in both China and Indonesia. Adrian graduated from Cambridge University with a BA and MA in Economics and was elected a Hawk in recognition of his contributions to University and National level Judo. He obtained his MBA from Stanford while studying in the dual degree MBA & Education MA program and is a Kauffman Fellow Class 21. He speaks Mandarin and English fluently and is proficient in Cantonese and basic Bahasa.
- Ian Goh
- Managing Partner
Ian Goh is a seasoned investor in the technology space with 18 years experience.Ian was previously a partner of Matrix Partners a global ventures firm. He was in heavily involved in consumer internet and transaction platforms. Prior to that he was a partner with Kleiner, Perkins Caufield and Byers (KPCB) based in Shanghai and a partner in TDF Capital / Venture TDF. Additionally Ian has served in Boards for Zhaogang.com, 7gege (Acquired by La Chapelle HKSE: 06116.HK), IN (CN:836484), Cgen Media (Acquired by Nasdaq: FMCN), Kanghui (Acquired by NYSE: MDT), Madhouse.cn (Acquired by SZ:300058) , A8.com (HKSE: 0800.HK) and numerous technology companies in China. Ian helped Kuadidache acquired competitor Dahuangfeng and introduced GrabTaxi to Didi Chuxing. Ian has spend 4 years in Lycos Asia, a search engine and web portal as a corporate development and business development role.
- Nikhil Kapur
- Senior Investment Manager
- GREE Ventures
Nikhil Kapur is based in Singapore and heads investments for GREE Ventures across Southeast Asia and India. After having built Microsoft Office Excel for multiple mobile platforms, he founded a successful and profitable enterprise company in the media-tech sector in India, scaling it to multiple countries. Post completing his MBA in Finance from National University of Singapore, he now spends his time investing in and managing portfolio companies at GREE Ventures Asia. A coder-turned-founder-turned-investor, he loves partnering with entrepreneurs building product-centric companies solving challenging problems in the region.
- Sebastian Togelang
- Founder and Managing Director
- Kejora Ventures
Sebastian Togelang is a Serial Entrepreneur, Business Angel, Growth Hacker, Business Accelerator, Fund Manager and Founder of several International Tech Companies with over 15-years experience in Tech, Marketing, Digital & Start-ups. He is the Founder and Managing Director of Kejora Group (Mountain Kejora Ventures); a tech start-up accelerator, company builder and seed investor with over 30 investments in Asia. Sebastian is also co-founder of Ideabox: an incubatior set up between Kejora Ventures and Indosat/Ooredo Group, focusing on incubating technology companies in the emerging markets. In Southeast Asia, he co-founded and invested in companies such as Compare88 Group (www.cekaja.com, the leading financial comparison), Qareer Group (www.qareergroup.asia, leading Career platform) and more than 30 other companies that created more than 2,500 jobs within 3 years. Sebastian started his career at Deutsche Bank & Deutsche Boerse (German stock exchange). He studied at Johann Wolfgang University in Frankfurt.
- Willson Cuaca
- Managing Partner / co-founder
- East Ventures
Willson Cuaca is the founding partner of East Ventures, an early stage investment fund with a focus on consumer Internet, mobile and SaaS. East Ventures started investing in Indonesia in 2010 when no one believed in Indonesia's consumer Internet potential. Today, East Ventures has funded over 100 early stage companies in South East Asia. Most of the companies have received subsequent funding rounds, riding on top of Indonesia middle class consumer growth. East Ventures has also exited investments through M&A to local and international companies. Willson also sits on the advisory board of Code4Nation.id, a pro-bono movement to help Indonesia's government solve problems through software and the advisory board of Amvesindo, Indonesia VC association.
- Florian Holm
- Lazada Group
Florian Holm, 30, is the co-Chief Executive Officer of Lazada Indonesia. He assumed the role in April 2016. As the co-CEO, Florian takes charge of the finance, human resources and marketing functions of Lazada Indonesia. He has a vision for Lazada to become the eCommerce leader in Indonesia, through providing the best customer experience for Indonesian online shoppers. Florian joined Lazada after working on his own start-up and an extensive career at the management consulting firm Boston Consulting Group. He started his career with Lazada in Thailand, working with the commercial team. From there he moved to take on the Chief Marketing Officer role of Lazada Philippines last year, before joining the regional marketing team as co-CMO. Florian graduated with a master degree in Economics from Heidelberg University
- Joshua Agusta
- Head of Portfolio
- MDI Ventures
Joshua is the Head of Portfolio at MDI Ventures, Corporate VC arm of Telkom Indonesia. In 2016, he was the Head of Operations of Indigo Accelerator Program, one of the premier Accelerator program and seed fund in Indonesia, where he left his mark with 75% Follow on Funding rate. With affinity toward enterprise software and fintech, he is responsible for MDI’s post seed investments and all portfolio growth initiatives & follow-on funding through corporate innovation initiatives. Joshua holds a Bachelor degree (cum laude) in Economics from University of Indonesia
- John Sharp
John is a serial entrepreneur and investor, the co-founding Partner and chief architect of Hatcher+, a next-generation, data-driven venture firm that utilises a massive global database in combination with AI and machine learning-based technologies to identify early-stage opportunities in partnership with leading accelerators and investors, worldwide. Over the past four years, John has led capital raising at Hatcher and Hatcher+ and completed numerous venture investments in early-stage companies, including ASYX, DocDoc, Dropsuite, Heardable, Invit, Inzen Studio, SocialCops, ThoughtRiver, and Telr - and syndicated over US$100Mn of additional debt and equity co-investment. IPOs and trade sales in which he was acted for the majority shareholder include Dropsuite (ASX:DSE) and Inzen Studio (ASX:ICI).
- John Patrick
- Co-Founder & Group CEO
- C88 Financial Technologies Pte Ltd
- Nathanael Faibis
Nathanael is CEO of alodokter.com, a leading digital healthcare company in South East Asia with more than 14M active monthly users. Alodokter is aiming at empowering patients and doctors by bridging the existing information gap in SEA. Prior to Alodokter, Nathanael developed market data solutions for the pharma industry in emerging markets with Sanisphere and was also Regional Head of UX for Lazada.
- Atiff Gill
- Managing Director
- CVC Capital Partners
- Aristo Setiawidjaja
- Olympus Capital Asia
Aristo Setiawidjaja joined Olympus Capital in 2015 and is based in Southeast Asia. Before joining Olympus Capital, Aristo worked at Daiwa as the Head of Indonesia - Investment Banking and was a Senior Vice President at Primex Capital, an Indonesia-focused multi-family office based in Jakarta. Starting his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, he also held investment banking and private equity roles in New York. Aristo holds a B.Sc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MBA from Dartmouth College.
- Hartanto Sulim
- Investment Manager
- Maj Invest Singapore Pte Ltd
Sulim is currently the Investment Manager at Maj Invest, a Copenhagen-based assets management and private equity company with total AUM of approximately USD 9 billion. Maj Invest Southeast Asia, as a part of Maj Invest Group, focuses on private equity investments in consumer retail sector in Vietnam and Indonesia. Sulim leads the private equity team in Indonesia for both investment sourcing & execution, and portfolio management. Maj Invest’ current portfolio in Indonesia includes a fast-fashion retailing company and a nationwide fitness club chain operator. Prior to that, he worked at Quvat Capital-Principia, with investment experience in manufacturing, cargo airline, and resources sectors. Sulim holds a BSc in Management from Bandung Institute of Technology.
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