In DealStreetAsia’s second webinar this year, we explore the trajectory of Indonesia’s digital economy after the disruptive effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and strategies that will shape its future. 

Home to half a dozen unicorns, Indonesia’s digital economy clocked a five-fold growth to an estimated $44 billion in 2020. 

However, the tech startup ecosystem had to recalibrate its playbook with an intense focus on profitability and sustainability — a shift away from the cash burn-led growth models of the recent past. 

In a webinar sponsored by Alpha JWC Ventures, renowned economist and former finance minister Dr Chatib Basri; Alpha JWC Co-Founder and General Partner Jefrey JoeAnderson Sumarli, Co-Founder and CEO of stock brokerage platform Ajaib; JJ Ang, CFO of B2B e-commerce for FMCG traders GudangAda and Sreejita Deb, Co-founder of beauty-focused social commerce startup Raena will discuss:

  • How Indonesian startups rewrote their recovery script through the pandemic
  • Securing funding and being part of the ‘flight to quality’
  • The outlook for mergers, consolidation, listings and other exit events.
  • The road ahead to realising Indonesia’s ambitions of becoming Southeast Asia’s digital economy powerhouse.


Dr Chatib Basri

Senior Economist & Former Finance Minister of Indonesia

Sreejita Deb

Co-Founder & CEO, Raena

Anderson Sumarli

Co-Founder & CEO, Ajaib

JJ Ang

Chief Financial Officer, GudangAda