Indonesia PE-VC Summit 2025

The Most Comprehensive Coverage of Indonesia's Economic Potential

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Fireside chat: Driving GoTo towards profitability and lessons for Indonesia’s tech ecosystem
Keynote address : Transforming Indonesia’s State-Owned Enterprises: A Vision for the Future
The LP-GP quarter: Private equity activity holds potential in Indonesia despite challenging market?
Will Indonesia take off as major global EV hub?
Are agritech & aquatech ripe for version 2.0 to scale to next level?
Is SE Asia ready to tap breakthroughs in AI tech?


7.55am to 8.55am |  Registration & Morning Networking

9.00am – 9.15am | Welcome Note

  • by Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia

GoTo Group undertook a massive leadership shakeup in June 2023 that saw Northstar Group managing partner Patrick Walujo taking over as the new CEO. In the driver’s seat, Walujo is widely expected to prepare the Indonesia-listed tech giant for a faster move toward profitability and an eventual US public offering.

After assuming charge, Walujo’s main focus has been on cost-cutting measures, driving synergies, and shutting down non-core divisions. In a landmark deal, GoTo agreed to sell a 75.01% stake in its e-commerce division Tokopedia to TikTok — the ByteDance-owned short video app whose social commerce business, TikTok Shop, was shuttered in September following a ban on social commerce. TikTok has committed to invest over $1.5 billion into the enlarged Tokopedia.

In the keynote chat at the summit, Patrick Walujo, who is also an early investor in Gojek, will dwell on the challenges of managing heated competition from rivals, on one hand, and investor expectations on the other.

GoTo CEO also wears the hat of Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner of the Northstar Group, a Singapore headquartered private equity and venture capital firm.

Since its founding in 2003, the Northstar Group has raised five private equity funds and a venture capital fund and is now one of the largest private investors in Southeast Asia. The Northstar Group focuses on Indonesia with a current strategy of investing in the financial services, consumer and digital economy sectors.

  • With GoTo CEO and Northstar Group managing partner Patrick Walujo

Venture capital funding in Southeast Asia has plunged to levels not seen in many years. Startups in SE Asia sealed 151 deals in the third quarter of 2023, marking the lowest quarterly deal volume in nearly three years, according to DealStreetAsia DATA VANTAGE’s Q3 report.

In this session, we will bring you full-year data-led insights on the startup fundraising performance, funding trends across quarters, sectors and countries, deal volume and value across funding stages, median and average deal value across stages, investor perspectives, and more. Has fundraising hit the rock bottom in SE Asia? Will 2024 spell a bounceback in deal trends?

  • Kabir Narang, Founding General Partner, B Capital Group
  • Susli Lie, Partner, Monk’s Hill Ventures
  • Aldi Haryopratomo, Vice Chair, Indonesian Chamber of Commerce & Board member of Visinema, Halodoc, eFishery
  • Sebastian Togelang, Founder & Managing Partner, Rigel Capital
  • Andi Haswidi, Head of Data Research, DealStreetAsia [Moderator]

10.40am – 11.05am | Networking & Coffee Break

Despite the current global economic uncertainties, Indonesia remains an attractive investment destination due to its size, rapid economic growth, and relatively supportive regulations. Furthermore, as digital adoption cuts across new-age and mainstream sectors, new business models are emerging that enable the structural shifts between online and offline to provide consumers access to goods and services.
Is there a case for deeper private capital play in Indonesia despite a challenging exit landscape? What is the outlook for private equity, impact investment and private credit strategies?
In this LP-GP panel, we will also explore the trajectory of capital allocations to promising markets in SE Asia, especially Indonesia. Overseas institutional investors and strategic players are looking at direct investments as they pursue returns in a challenging macroeconomic environment. However, capital allocations in diverse markets in SE Asia are not without their challenges. Do scalability challenges and an under-developed exit environment make Indonesia a patient capital play? With ample opportunities in infrastructure, consumer and digital economy, is Indonesia a compelling bet despite the challenges?

  • Huai Fong Chew, Regional Lead, East Asia & the Pacific Funds,
    International Finance Corporation
  • Amit Kunal, Managing Partner, Growtheum Capital Partners
  • Rodney Muse, Co-Managing Partner, Navis Capital
  • Joji Thomas Philip, Founder & Editor-in-chief, DealStreetAsia [Moderator]

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing contributed 12.4% to Indonesia’s GDP in 2022, making it the third largest industry after manufacturing and trade. Despite its significance, the sector poses various challenges including a lack of consistent and quality produce, paucity of credit availability, unstable demand, as well as price fluctuations that adversely impact farmers’ income.

Buoyed by opportunities for tech-based disintermediation, the sector saw many a startup scale and raise big-ticket capital even as investors bet on the potential of the sunrise sector. However, the sector has been facing a strain following the waning of demand post-pandemic and challenges related to fresh produce distribution. How will agri and aquatech companies sharpen their strategies to tackle unstable demand and price volatility? While the sector received notable funding and saw the minting of a unicorn in 2023, how are investors watching the evolution of companies in this sector that is marked by unpredictability and scalability challenges? 

  • Anthony Tjajadi, Partner, Trihill Capital
  • Aldi Adrian Hartanto, Managing Partner, Ascent Venture Group
  • Liris Maduningtyas, Co-Founder & CEO, JALA
  • Tabita Diela, Correspondent, Indonesia, DealStreetAsia [Moderator]

12.35pm – 1.30pm | Networking Lunch

Indonesia’s huge market size, large unbanked and underbanked population coupled with internet penetration means there is an enormous opportunity across various verticals within the the fintech industry to flourish. Despite challenges, some of the models that are in the spotlight include P2P lending, B2B fintech payments, virtual credit cards, and BNPL among others. On the funding side, the fintech industry in SE Asia remained the most popular vertical in the third quarter, but deal volume fell to a five-year low. Wealthtech remained the most popular fintech category followed by e-payment and fintech lending. What are some of the white spaces that will be standout niches in Indonesian fintech? How are operators navigating regulatory constraints, scalability challenges, and user acquisition amid the overall funding winter? Is consolidation the way forward?

  • Ankur Mehrotra, Group President, JULO
  • Dean Krstevski, Chief Operating Officer, DANA
  • Dharu Estiningrum, President Director, Honest
  • Reza Ari Wibowo, Chief Finance & Strategy Officer, LinkAja
  • Jennifer Ho, Partner, Integra Partners [Moderator]

Following our most successful debut Climate Tech and ESG Summit track at the Asia PE-VC Summit 2023 in Singapore, we continue to build on this theme in SE Asia’s top market. In a focus session, we will deep-dive into top ESG and climate tech investing trends and data; the balancing of impact investments with returns; the pressing need to fast-track the net-zero journey and the importance of due diligence to measure outcomes.

Per DealStreetAsia’s latest report, Singapore continued to be the frontrunner in venture capital activity in Southeast Asia’s climate tech sector, with startups in the city-state closing 59 transactions, accounting for 58% of all equity and debt funding deals this year. Surprisingly, Indonesia overtook Singapore in funding proceeds, with a 47% share of the total private capital flowing to climate tech.

Furthermore, SE Asia has also seen a spate of sustainability funds that are targeting investment opportunities in the sunrise sector. How are fund managers viewing the investment potential in Indonesia from the climate tech and ESG lens? Which are the hot-button niches that will likely draw capital? 

  • Rohit Anand, Regional Head (SE Asia) and Head of Infrastructure Equity, Asia, British International Investment
  • Avina Sugiarto, Partner, East Ventures
  • Reuben Lai, Co-Founder & CEO, Arkadiah
  • Aastha Maheshwari, Senior Reporter, Indonesia, DealStreetAsia [Moderator]

SE Asia’s largest consumer market coupled with the demand for capital to fuel a plethora of sectors including consumption-led themes, healthcare, retail, financial services, and among others, means that Indonesia presents a long runway of investment opportunities for venture capital and private equity investors. Despite signs of e-commerce growth slowing down, the country’s consumer retail or direct-to-consumer sector continues to see momentum and investor interest. Given Indonesia’s favourable demographics, rising income levels and per capita, the consumption story is likely to deliver strong investment potential despite growth and scalability challenges. What are the business models that will achieve broader distribution reach? How will startups compete with incumbents who have greater access to resources, and a lower cost base?

  • Felix Saputra, CEO, SATU Dental
  • Patrick Yip, Founding Partner, Intudo Ventures
  • Nicholas Tyson, Investment Principal, K3 Ventures
  • Jared Baragar, Co-Founder & Partner, Abound Capital
  • Kristie Neo, Editor, VC, Southeast Asia, DealStreetAsia [Moderator]

3.45pm – 4.10 pm | Networking coffee break

Indonesia is set to become a global hub for electric vehicles (EVs) with its abundant nickel reserves. Over the past few years, the government has been introducing various incentives to lure investments and develop the local EV supply chain.

Indonesia aims to reduce emissions by 31.89% in 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2060. The switch to EVs can help the country reach this goal. The country aims to have 400,000 units of electric cars in 2025 and 5.7 million units in 2035. Investments form a crucial part of how the EV sector’s development and adoption will evolve in Indonesia.

Will Indonesia continue to attract investments from global carmakers looking to set up a base in the country? How will the country solve the various pain points in the EV journey from policy bottlenecks to execution challenges to customer adoption? How will Indonesia balance EV sector growth and the adverse impact of nickel mining?

  • Purbaja Pantja, Chief Investment Officer, Indika Energy; President Director, PT Ilectra Motor Group (ALVA)
  • Okie Octavia Kurniawan, CEO, Volta Indonesia/PT Energi Selalu Baru
  • Randolph Hsu, Co-Founder, Ondine Capital
  • Raditya Wibowo, Founder & CEO, Maka Motors
  • Khamila Mulia, Senior Correspondent, Indonesia, DealStreetAsia [Moderator]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is still in its early stages of development in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, with the majority of AI investments currently concentrated in Singapore. However, as AI technology advances globally, governments in the major economies of the region are recognizing its crucial role in the economy. While Singapore launched its National AI strategy in 2019, Indonesia also introduced its National AI Strategy (Stranas KA) 2020-2045, laying the groundwork for AI growth in the country.
From cybersecurity to customer services, AI is already being implemented in various sectors to improve efficiency and boost productivity. However, similar to many other emerging technologies, AI development faces potential challenges, including an unsupportive environment and a lack of awareness and readiness among the Indonesian population to adopt this technology.
In this panel, DealStreetAsia will delve into the opportunities and challenges of AI in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, featuring insights from industry experts.

  • Carlson Lau, Managing Director & Co–Head of NV, Northstar Group
  • Lili Wijata, Chief Operating Officer & Director, PT Sinar Mas Multiartha (SMMA) Tbk.
  • Alan Lai, Founder & CEO, ProfilePrint

SE Asia, a region with a population of over 600 million people, is seen as a market with enormous potential for global investors looking to expand their investment footprint. Recent years have seen a heightened interest from Chinese investors and entrepreneurs in SE Asia’s tech startup scene.

Singapore has emerged as a magnet for Chinese venture capital firms, high-networth individuals and entrepreneurs who are looking to expand into SE Asia, especially Indonesia, as they chase opportunities for future growth. However, the market opportunity also presents scalability challenges given the diverse and fragmented nature of the region.

  • Minjun Liang, Founding Partner, ATM Capital
  • In conversation with Eudora Wang​, Deputy Editor, Greater China, DealStreetAsia [Moderator]

6.15pm – 8.15pm | Networking Canapes & Cocktails



Regional Lead, East Asia & the Pacific Funds
International Finance Corporation
Indonesia Investment Authority
Managing Director and Head of India & Southeast Asia
General Atlantic
Managing Partner
GGV Capital
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Asia Partners
Founding General Partner
B Capital Group
Managing Partner
AC Ventures
Head of SE Asia Investments
Prosus Ventures
Co-Founder & Co-Managing Partner
Northstar Group
GoTo Group
Managing Partner
Indies Capital Partners
Founding Partner
AC Ventures
Vice President Director
TBS Energi
Lightspeed Venture Partners
Vice Minister of State Owned Enterprises
Republic of Indonesia
Commissioner & Co-Founder
Minister, Ministry of Health
Republic of Indonesia
General Partner
Vertex Ventures SE Asia & India
Co-Founder & CEO
Kopi Kenangan
Co-Founder and Managing Partner
East Ventures
Co-Managing Partner
Navis Capital
Founder & CEO
Maka Motors
Co-founder & CEO
Co-Founder & President
Chief Investment Officer
Indika Energy
President Director
PT Ilectra Motor Group (ALVA)
Managing Partner
Ascent Venture Group
Chief Operating Officer & Director
PT Sinar Mas Multiartha (SMMA) Tbk.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Alpha JWC Ventures
QED Investors
Partner, Head of Asia
MDI Ventures
Chief Executive Officer
BNI Ventures
Warburg Pincus
Buka Mitra Indonesia – Bukalapak
Co-Founder & CEO
COO & Co-Founder
Co-Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer
Vice Minister of Health
Republic of Indonesia
Founding Partner & CEO
Shunwei Capital
GoTo Group Director
Co-Founder & CEO
Deputy Minister
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment
Lippo Group Indonesia
PT. Lippo Karawaci Tbk

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This is the first time I’ve attended the DealStreetAsia conference in Jakarta and I found it to be fantastic. Gave me a chance to meet a lot of people who are investing in the markets and learn a lot from them, and the speaker opportunity was especially good because we had a thoughtful conversation about the climate industry.

Rohit Anand
Regional Head (SEA) and Head of Infrastructure Equity, Asia
British International Investment
Kartika Wirjoatmodjo

I think it’s a good conference, I am sure the attendance is really good for the investors. We hope that we can crowd in a lot more foreign capital through PE and venture capital across the world. We need to introduce more about the Indonesian opportunity and our economic transformation. Indonesia is becoming a destination for investments with good returns and good political risks.

Kartika Wirjoatmodjo
Vice Minister of State-Owned Enterprises
Republic of Indonesia
Rachmat Kaimuddin

“It looks like a very great turnout, met a lot of friends. Also both in the panel as well as on the audience. I think this type of events is very good to also promote Indonesia, Indonesia, markets on multiple scenarios. I just spoke about the AV industry in Indonesia as well. So this is a great!”

Rachmat Kaimuddin
Deputy Minister
Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs and Investment
Prof. dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono, Sp.PD., Ph.D.

“DealStreetAsia is a great platform to invite some investors to come into Indonesia for the healthcare system, we invited two kinds of important things, one is the startup model of healthcare. And the second one is biotechnology model surfaces in Indonesia. So hopefully the DealStreetAsia forum will be interested in having some investors come to Indonesia, thank you.”

Prof. Dr. Dante Saksono Harbuwono
Vice Minister of Health
Republic of Indonesia
Reuben Lai

I think you guys are clearly the forerunners of organising such great conferences. What I really liked were the thoughtful questions by the moderators and the various panels and I’ve certainly got away with a lot of insights here.

Reuben Lai
Co-Founder & CEO
Jennifer Ho

It’s been a great experience, with a fantastic mix of attendees. I have had some really interesting conversations even ones that are just happening in the hallway outside, during lunch and networking.

Jennifer Ho
Integra Partners
Sean Low

I’m very very impressed by the turnout, there’s barely any standing room today. Everybody in Singapore is in Jakarta because of DealStreetAsia. Anyone who knows Private Equity or Venture Capital is here.

Sean Low
Golden Vision Capital (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Donald Wihardja

Great speakers, and great guests as well. That’s why it’s one place where we can catch up and get an in-depth analysis or knowledge of things going on in the country.

Donald Wihardja
MDI Ventures
Susli Lie, Venture Partner

I think the topics were spot on. More important than anything is just the convening of all the people who are critical players in the venture and PE landscape.

Susli Lie
Monk’s Hill Ventures
witny tanod

It was a great experience, especially for all who want to seek more networking and brainstorming. Great catchup with people in our industry. This is January already and it’s been a great way to start the year.

Witny Tanod
Co-Founder, Chief Marketing & Corporate Affairs
Jared Baragar

The conference, the quality of the panels, and the delegates have just been very insightful. It’s been great networking even outside of the panels, got to meet a lot of people. Just a very great community and ecosystem of good players and look forward to next year.

Jared Baragar
Co-Founder & Partner
Abound Capital
Raditya Wibowo

Indonesia has been on a great growth trajectory over the last few years. I expect that to continue over the next few years and I think this summit brings together a lot of different people and stakeholders who will be part of that story.

Raditya Wibowo
Founder & CEO
Maka Motors
eddi danusaputro

“Way beyond my expectations in terms of participants and the lineup of speakers and panelists, and so forth, if I may give any sort of positive feedback is, it’s good to meet people. Maybe the venue is a little bit too small, but it’s good because then we were forced to meet and mingle and network and exchange business cards and talk business and so forth. So continue DealStreetAsia… continue doing the good work.”

Eddi Danusaputro
BNI Ventures