Pieter joined Sequoia in 2014 as one of the first members of the firm’s Southeast Asia investment team. He currently serves on the Board of Fave, Nugit, Funding Societies, 90 Seconds, HealthEngine, and Insider. Recently, he has been focused on Seed investments and is a core member of the Surge team, working closely with companies like Zenyum, Qoala and others.
Pieter previously ran his own startup, worked at an incubator, and held various leadership roles at tech companies such as Cisco and Amazon. Prior to Sequoia, he worked at Amazon Web Services, where he was responsible for Amazon’s business with VC's, Accelerators, and the broader startup ecosystem across Asia.
Having lived and worked in Amsterdam, Madrid, and Tokyo, Pieter currently resides in Singapore with his wife and two daughters. He holds an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he specialized in Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital.
General Manager and Managing Director at M12 – Microsoft’s Venture Fund
Tamara leads investing and VC partnerships for M12 in North America and India, and is the executive sponsor of the fund’s Female Founders Competition. She is an experienced operator and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in Silicon Valley at both startups and large tech companies. Her last startup was Acompli, a mobile productivity app, where she led sales and business development. Microsoft acquired Acompli (now Outlook mobile) in 2014, after which Tamara went on to lead business development for the broader Office 365 organization.
Prior to Acompli, Tamara successfully helped lead several startups to either IPO or acquisition, including Software.com, Boingo, Fusion One and Path. She began her tech career at Sun Microsystems and Silicon Graphics, and has deep industry expertise across financial services, telecom, education and mobile.
As a serial entrepreneur, Tamara understands fundraising from the perspective of the entrepreneur and is a valuable GTM advisor. She has a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Michigan State University, where she currently sits on the Marketing Leadership Advisory Board.
Investor at GGV Capital
Dimi looks at investments in India and Southeast Asia for GGV Capital. Previously he was an entrepreneur building a digital platform that provides access to institutional-quality wealth management. Prior to that, he led deal sourcing and deal execution across Southeast Asia for a regional VC fund. He started his career in London, where he cut his teeth in consulting, private equity, and angel investing. Dimi graduated from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.
GGV Capital is a global venture capital firm that has invested in over 200 companies and counts 39 IPOs and 60 unicorns to its name. As a multi-stage firm, GGV invests in local founders at the seed-to-growth stage across sectors. The firm was founded in 2000 and manages $6.2 billion in capital across 13 funds. Past and present portfolio companies include Alibaba, Ctrip, Grab, HashiCorp, Loggi, Opendoor, Peloton, Poshmark, Square, Slack, TikTok, Udaan, Youku-Tudou and more. The firm has offices in Beijing, San Francisco, Shanghai, Menlo Park, and Singapore.
Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo
Angel Investor & CEO Bubu.com
Shinta is a tech industry veteran and trailblazer. Since the inception of her first company Bubu.com in 1996, the award-winning entrepreneur has impacted Indonesia’s digital landscape in countless ways. She has been recognized by Globe Asia as one of the “99 Most Powerful Women,” and she was named to the “Inspiring Women Honor Roll” by Forbes Indonesia Magazine. Shinta has worked tirelessly to advance technology in the region since founding Bubu.com and serving as the company’s CEO, a position she still holds. Currently, Shinta & Bubu.com are running a couple of new ventures: StartupIndonesia – an online platform to democratize resources for startups and Bubu Gaming – an esports focused agency.
In addition to founding Bubu.com- a web development company that later evolved into a full-service data-driven digital agency- Shinta also served as CEO of Plasa.com (now Blanja.com), a Telkom Indonesia owned e-commerce marketplace. Plasa.com attracted investments from eBay in 2012 in a joint venture between the two companies aimed to create a marketplace that connects hundreds of millions of merchants to customers both locally and globally.
Shinta also started one of the early venture capitals in Indonesia, Nusantara Ventures. As one of Indonesia’s leading authorities on ICT, Shinta has also been instrumental in fostering valuable ties with Silicon Valley. She co-founded Silicon Valley Asia Technology Alliance, a non-profit organization (incorporated in 2014) whose mission is to bridge the flow of ideas and collaboration between the tech industry in Indonesia and Silicon Valley. She also initiated Angel EQ Network, a premier angel investor network that was established in October 2015 and founded by fifteen founding members with the goal to boost the Indonesian entrepreneurial ecosystem through education, active engagement and funding.
Investment Partner GDP Venture
Antonny's passions are four simple things: technology, marketing, people, and getting things done. Those passions are his key drivers throughout his professional journey and what brought him to where he is today.
Educated in Finance and Management, Antonny started his early career in Enterprise IT before jumping into branding and marketing by joining SemutApi Colony as their Managing Director in 2005. From there on, he grew the company into digital marketing agency and started MerahPutih Incubator in 2010 as technology investor, incubator and startup builder.
Antonny is a geek-in-denial, loves to read, cook, play games when he has time and speaks 4 languages.
CEO of BRI Ventures
Nicko Widjaja is the CEO of BRI Ventures, a venture arm of Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BBRI), the country’s largest bank by assets.An early tech investment pioneer, he has a career spans over 15 years in venture capital, corporate transformation, and startup ecosystem.
He was formerly the CEO of MDI Ventures, a Telkom Indonesia backed venture capital, with investment in over 10 countries. Under his leadership, MDI Ventures become one of the most profitable venture capital firms in the region with two international IPOs (ASX and TSE) and four trade exits in just four years since inception. Prior to MDI Ventures, he launched one of the first Indonesia venture funds in 2010 called Systec Ventures. He joined Telkom Indonesia’s Indigo Creative Nation as Managing Director before he co-wrote the investment thesis for MDI Ventures in 2014.
He also works closely with various state-owned, advising on digital transformation initiatives across different sectors and industries. He is also an adjunct professor at UPH Business School since 2010, where he is involved in the design of entrepreneurship and venture capital curriculum. Throughout his career, he’s invested in more than 100 startups globally.
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