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What are the best venture capital firms in Indonesia?



East Ventures Alpha was founded under the leadership of East Ventures. East Ventures is the first Venture Capital which invested in Indonesian startups and have been successful in doing so. In July 2011 East Ventures Alpha was formed with the main objective to better serve the needs of enterprises operating in the tech center, and to further promote the development of the IT industry in Indonesia. We’ve come together around a belief that startup culture is failing entrepreneurs— and we’ve made a commitment to change it and create a better ecosystem.

We have a team of well-trained and experienced professionals who can help your company in setting up your operation in Indonesia. More than just a landlord, we are a first-class partner for the development of the IT in Indonesia.

East Ventures Alpha offers a whole range of services to best support the development of your company in Jakarta, Indonesia. Those services range from office facilities, company setup facilitation to business connection.

Specific Location

East Ventures Alpha is located at Senayan and in the core area of Jakarta city center. The incubation center is only at a 10-20 minutes drive to Sudirman – Thamrin (City Center), 15-minutes walk to the Railway Station, and 30-minutes drive to the Soekarno- Hatta International Airport.

Venture capital (VC)


Venture capital (VC) is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, high risk, growth startup companies. The venture capital fundmakes money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as biotechnologyIT and software. The typical venture capital investment occurs after the seed funding round as the first round of institutional capital to fund growth (also referred to as Series A round) in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event, such as an IPO or trade sale of the company. Venture capital is a subset of private equity. Therefore, all venture capital is private equity, but not all private equity is venture capital.[1]

In addition to angel investing and other seed funding options, venture capital is attractive for new companies with limited operating history that are too small to raise capital in the public markets and have not reached the point where they are able to secure a bank loan or complete a debt offering. In exchange for the high risk that venture capitalists assume by investing in smaller and less mature companies, venture capitalists usually get significant control over company decisions, in addition to a significant portion of the company’s ownership (and consequently value).

Venture capital is also associated with job creation (accounting for 2% of US GDP),[2] the knowledge economy, and used as a proxy measure ofinnovation within an economic sector or geography. Every year, there are nearly 2 million businesses created in the USA, and 600–800 get venture capital funding. According to the National Venture Capital Association, 11% of private sector jobs come from venture backed companies and venture backed revenue accounts for 21% of US GDP.[3]

It is also a way in which public and private sectors can construct an institution that systematically creates networks for the new firms and industries, so that they can progress. This institution helps in identifying and combining pieces of companies, like finance, technical expertise, know-hows of marketing and business models. Once integrated, these enterprises succeed by becoming nodes in the search networks for