Willson Cuaca is Co-founder and Managing Partner of East Ventures, an early stage investment fund focus on consumer Internet, mobile and SaaS. East Ventures started investing in Indonesia in year 2010 when no one believes in Indonesia’s consumer Internet potential. East Ventures has funded over 80+ early stage companies in South East Asia. Most of the companies manage to get subsequent funding round and ride on top of Indonesia middle-class consumer growth. East Ventures also made exits from its investment through M&A to local and international companies.
East Ventures, as a big believer of fast execution and grassroots movement, is the front-runner to introduce various initiatives to help Indonesia ecosystems. Many of the activities are centralized at EV Hive, an open co- working space located in the central of Jakarta. Willson also sits on
Willson also sits on advisory board of Code4Nation.id, a grass root developer movement to help Indonesia government solve problem through various hackathon (http://hackathonmerdeka.id). He brings his expertise in ecosystem building and product/market-fit to accelerate product delivery and value proposition of the movement.
Recently, a new initiative was introduced by East Ventures to blend public sector execution with digital startup mindset and best practices. The project is part of East Ventures Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) budget and called Creating Shared Values (CSV).
East Ventures believes that they have become the knowledge base of South East Asia.
Notice: This person is attending Slush or has done so in the past. Description last updated Aug 19, 2017