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Venturra is a Southeast Asia focused venture capital firm investing in early stage technology-based businesses. Our firm’s primary investment focus is in internet companies that are ready to expand internationally, in sectors such as e-commerce, financial technology, marketplaces, healthcare and education amongst others.
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Lawyer, Professor and Entrepreneur. Executive Director of Lippo Group. Spearheaded the movement of Lippo Group towards the digital economy.
Holds a B.A in Political Philosophy and Economics from Georgetown University; MBA from Wharton and J.D from Columbia University.
Previously before starting Venturra, Stefan was a Partner at venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures and Founder & Managing Director of Rocket Internet Southeast Asia, where he co-founded amongst others Zalora and Lazada. His career started as strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company. Studied at Copenhagen Business School, Tsinghua University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and London Business School.
Previously Google's founding Country Director of Indonesia with over 20 years of extensive experience in FMCG, media, marketing, and general management. Holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
A father, a volunteer, a mentor. Enjoys nature and non-competitive sports.
TEE PLERN SURAPHONGCHAI
Tee joined Venturra after spending over two years at Ardent Capital, where she led the firm's investment effort as Head of Ardent Ventures. Prior to Ardent, Tee worked for Central Retail Corporation, Lehman Brothers New York, as well as launched Little Beast, an award-winning Bangkok-based restaurant.
She received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA from Brown University.
She has skydived from 15,000ft and is an avid crossword puzzler.
Prior to Venturra, he was an Associate at IMJ Investment Partners and responsible of the fund's early stage VC investments in Indonesia. Chosen as one of the Young Leaders for Indonesia by McKinsey & Company, and finished as a top 10 Graduate. Holds his B.A. from Binus International University. Enjoys backpacking and photography.
Karissa joined Venturra after spending almost two years in Spiral Ventures, where she was responsible for the fund’s investments and portfolios in Indonesia and Malaysia. Prior to Venturra, Karissa worked for Indonesia’s largest angel investment network, ANGIN, and spent time working for United Nations Development Program.
She received her bachelor’s degree in International Business from Pelita Harapan University.
KARTINI ANDRI WARDHANI
Before joining Venturra, Andri practiced as a corporate lawyer for almost two years at a Magic Circle law firm, Allen & Overy. She focused on M&A and project financing. She also spent time working for human rights causes at Amnesty International.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Corporate Law from the University of Indonesia.
Michelle worked in Coriate for three years before joining Venturra and was responsible for the social and digital media for the accounts. She worked at PT. Lippo Karawaci Tbk. for three years under the corporate.
She received her bachelor’s degree in Management (Marketing) from Pelita Harapan University.