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Arrive is the venture capital arm of Roc Nation, the full-service entertainment management company established by US musician Jay-Z. Aside from managing musicians and producing music under their label, Roc Nation also manages equity distribution for musicians, as well as talents in the sports industry. Arrive has made a number of investments in the Southeast Asia region, including in Singapore-based scooter rental startup Beam and fashion e-commerce Zilingo. In Indonesia, it has invested in Kopi Kenangan, a chain of grab-and-go coffee outlets. It has also invested in Super, a Y Combinator graduate startup enabling social commerce through group-buying.

Beyond clever marketing, Kopi Kenangan offers affordable quality coffee for Indonesian tastes; with 300+ outlets in 3 years and profitable, Southeast Asia expansion is next.

Edward Tirtanata is best known for establishing Kopi Kenangan, the popular grab-and-go coffee chain. Prior to that, however, the finance and accounting graduate from Northeastern University, USA, had established Lewis & Carroll, a premium establishment serving artisanal tea. Unfortunately, the brand struggled to grow among Indonesia's budget-conscious youths, who preferred the cheaper bubble tea. Learning from the experience, he decided to eschew the Starbucks-style “third home” retail concept and opted for grab-and-go stalls that are cheaper to establish, but without abandoning the quality of the coffee served. The concept proved to be a hit, and Tirtanata's new venture became a nationwide sensation.Aside from his role as CEO of Kopi Kenangan, Tirtanata is getting more deeply involved in the F&B startup ecosystem. In February 2020, he joined Gojek and startup ecosystem builder Digitaraya in establishing Digitarasa, a new accelerator program for F&B businesses.

Before he became the COO of grab-and-go coffee chain Kopi Kenangan, James Prananto had built a career as an executive in Media Nusantara Citra (MNC), one of Indonesia's biggest media conglomerates. Prananto, who holds an MBA from the Loyola Marymount University, USA, started his career at Bakrie Brothers as an investment analyst. The stint only lasted for a few months before he joined MNC. Between 2013 and 2015, he worked his way up to become assistant head of investor relations and corporate finance. In 2015, he became the head of marketing for MNC's e-commerce branch, Mister Aladin, and held the role until 2018, a year after he established Kopi Kenangan with Edward Tirtanata.

The Mirae Asset Financial Group started in 1997 with Mirae Asset Global Investment and Mirae Asset Capital. The group's business interests focus on asset and wealth management, investments, and insurance. It has also invested in a range of companies, from logistics firm Shadowfax to AmazeVR. In 2018, it established a joint venture with Naver Corporation, one of South Korea's leading tech companies, and set up the Asia Growth Fund with $940m committed to VC investing in the region. The joint venture has backed Southeast Asian ride-hailing giant Grab, Indonesian e-commerce platform Bukalapak, and Singapore-based credit scoring firm FinAccel.

Hong Kong-based Jeneration Capital was founded in 2015 by Jimmy Chang, a former banker at Morgan Stanley. It now manages approximately US$2bn in capital, utilizing a multi-strategy investment approach with an emphasis on direct investment and dynamic asset allocation across private equity, public equity and diversified fund investments. In terms of direct investment, Jeneration Capital mainly invests in growth-stage technology-enabled companies in the Asia-Pacific region, with a focus on Greater China. 

Growing up amid a family-trucking business, Roolin Njotosetiadi has developed a lifelong passion for logistics. The mechanical engineer from Nanyang Technological University majored in manufacturing, including automation, logistics and supply chains. After graduating in 2007, she spent a year studying Advanced Chinese at Shanghai Jiao Tong University.In 2010, the master's postgrad from London School of Economics worked as associate consultant at The Parthenon Group London and later moved back home to work for McKinsey in Jakarta. In 2016, she joined O2O startup Kudo that was acquired by Grab. She co-founded Logisly in 2019 to help digitalize the trucking sector.

Capitalizing on the bubble tea craze, Goola secures US$5m funding to transform traditional Indonesian drinks into a global brand.

Fore's beverage retail and delivery service satisfies trendy, urban Indonesians' thirst for premium locally produced coffee.

Across Indonesia's highways and alleyways, Karta is expanding the advertising reach of multinationals and local brands with its patented motorcycle-mounted billboards.

Indonesia’s startup IPO pioneer Kioson is poised to grab a lion’s share of the local O2O e-commerce and financial services by targeting unbanked communities.

Coatue is a tech sector hedge fund that invests in public and private equity markets. It is run by Philippe Laffont, who founded the hedge fund after leaving Tiger Management in 1999. Coatue is based in New York City and has several other offices around the globe. Its Beijing office was set up in 2014 and has since invested in several notable Chinese startups, including Didi Chuxing, Mafengwo and Kuaikan Comic.

Indonesia’s most prominent young social entrepreneur Aldi Haryopratomo was in the Harvard Business School class of 2011, where his peers included Go-Jek founder Nadiem Makarim and Grab founders Anthony Tan and Tan Hooi Ling.Aldi began his career as a security consultant for Ernst & Young. After a one-year stint at the Boston Consulting Group, Aldi worked with Sean Dewitt and Budiman Wikarsa from the Grameen Foundation to develop Ruma, a business-in-a-box startup for low-income Indonesians in 2009. Ruma launched the “Arisan Mapan” group-buying app in 2014.Aldi also holds a Computer Engineering degree from Purdue University. He was selected as a Young Global Leader in the 2012 World Economic Forum.

One of Indonesia's earliest payments apps, Kudo is joining forces with Grab to become the region’s leading provider of online banking and shopping services.

E-commerce giants Moxy and Bilna have joined forces to transform into Orami, aiming to be the top online shopping destination for Southeast Asian women.

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