Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse

Venturra is publishing reports and articles covering the digital ecosystem of Southeast Asia monthly.. The article is also available in a PDF format downloadable below. Happy reading! Over the past few years, Vietnam has become a rising star in Southeast Asia. The country has undergone a dramatic economic transformation and has become one of theContinue reading “Vietnam : Southeast Asia’s Next Digital Powerhouse”

Beyond Telemedicine : New Frontiers of Healthtech in Southeast Asia

Venturra is publishing reports and articles covering the digital ecosystem of Southeast Asia monthly, and this is our first of many. The article is also available in a PDF format downloadable below. Happy reading! Despite its late start, Southeast Asia is now catching up with the rest of the globe with its rapidly accelerating technologicalContinue reading “Beyond Telemedicine : New Frontiers of Healthtech in Southeast Asia”

VIR : Promise More Than Evident in Vietnam’s Edtech Fortunes

Over the past years, Vietnam’s edtech industry has experienced significant growth. Catalyzed by the pandemic, the blue ocean quickly filled by new players that understood the value of education and good online education quality. One of the players namely Marathon Education, aims to fill the gap by providing live online classes for better engagement and also ensuring that students understood and are able to study well.

Business Times : Indonesia Startups Should Build on Home Turf, Say Panellists

John Riady, our Managing Partner joined Wilson Cuaca, Managing Partner at East Ventures, Jeffrey Seah, Partner for the Asia Fund at venture firm Quest Ventures, and Jonathan Sudharta, CE and Co-founder of Halodoc in a discussion about investing in Indonesia’s digital economy.

Jakarta Globe : Indonesia’s IPO Rush to Start ‘A Golden Decade’ in Tech

Our own Raditya Pramana shares his thoughts on the new wave of Tech IPOs, ignited by Bukalapak’s IPO and soon to follow, GoTo and Traveloka. Will the IPOs affect Indonesia’s tech ecosystem? What happens after the IPO?

Deal Street Asia : Bullish Investors Spot Big Promise in Southeast Asia’s Earned Wage Access Startups

Earlier this year, Venturra participated in Nano Technologies (VUI App)’s $3 million Seed round, an earned wage access (EWA) startup focused in Vietnam alongside Golden Gate Ventures and other participating investors. The model allows workers to access their wage as soon as they have earned it. With this salary-on-demand model, workers do not have to wait until the end of the month for their pay cheques and struggle to make the ends meet. The model that has been long adopted in the US is now spreading across SEA with Indonesia’s own wagely, GajiGesa, Malaysia’s HariGaji, Singapore’s CircoPay, etc.

CompassList : Indonesian Edtechs Attract Funding Even as Students Head Back to School

CompassList.com — On March 30, the Indonesian government issued a joint ministerial decree ordering schools that have vaccinated all teachers and staff to reopen immediately. Some schools are already conducting trial runs for face-to-face teaching. Education minister Nadiem Makarim said the government aims for all schools to partially resume face-to-face learning activities by July this year in time forContinue reading “CompassList : Indonesian Edtechs Attract Funding Even as Students Head Back to School”

CompassList : Can Indonesia Plug Its Tech Talent Gap to Keep Its Digital Economy Growing?

CompassList.com — In 2016, Nadiem Makarim, co-founder and then CEO of Gojek, Indonesia’s first and biggest unicorn, flagged the shortage of local skilled tech workers that could help companies like his scale up their tech infrastructure. “If you want to scale [in Indonesia], you need an army of programmers to come in and coach our engineersContinue reading “CompassList : Can Indonesia Plug Its Tech Talent Gap to Keep Its Digital Economy Growing?”

DailySocial : Observing Vietnam as Indonesia’s Startup Destination

DailySocial.id — The expansion success story is one of the benchmarks for business growth; It’s no wonder that many founders openly conveyed this ambition on various occasions. Starting from national, regional, then global expansion. In the Indonesian startup ecosystem, several players have enough courage to expand overseas. The level is still regional, trying to work onContinue reading “DailySocial : Observing Vietnam as Indonesia’s Startup Destination”

Job-Like : Investing in a Startup Amid Pandemic, What is the Sentiment of Venture Capitals?

MAGAZINE.JOB-LIKE.COM — What should a startup do to save its business during the COVID-19 pandemic? Raditya Pramana, Partner of Venturra Discovery, a venture capital that focuses on investing in early stage startups in the ASEAN region, emphasized the importance of startups in extending their business runways. Raditya said that the runway or startup age based on theContinue reading “Job-Like : Investing in a Startup Amid Pandemic, What is the Sentiment of Venture Capitals?”