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The Boston-based Grantham Environmental Trust is part of the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment. The philanthropic organization was founded in 1997 by entrepreneurs Jeremy Grantham and his wife Hannelore as a private foundation controlled by family members. Grantham is chairman and co-founder of investment management firm GMO. The charitable trust has independent trustees like the CEOs of World Wildlife Fund US and the Rocky Mountain Institute. The trust’s Neglected Climate Opportunities LLC invests in little-funded yet promising climate change prevention technologies. Recent investments include the $12m Series A round of Vence, a US-based producer of a virtual fencing wearable for livestock management in May 2021 and the January 2021 investment round of US sustainable electrofuels producer Infinium.

Start-Up Chile is a public accelerator program set up by the Chilean government and looks to invest in startups across the world with Chile as their foundation. It has a diverse portfolio, having invested in startups from Europe, North America and Asia. Start-Up Chile primarily gives seed and grant funding, typically investing between $15,000 and $90,000.

The Baptist Health group of hospitals is the largest not-for-profit healthcare organization in Arkansas, USA. Founded originally in 1921 as Baptist State Hospital with about 100 beds, Baptist Health is a community-driven healthcare provider. The group comprises the Baptist Health Foundation, a college, a clinical research facility and a healthcare network run by physician partners.

Hans Sebastian holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington, as well as a master's in software engineering from Seattle University. As a student, he worked brief stints at Crane Aerospace and Siemens and was a volunteer at the Mozilla Foundation. On his graduation in 2009, Hans worked as a quality assurance software engineer at Splunk, a data analytics and security software company. He returned to Indonesia in 2017 to join microlending startup JULO.

Carlos Ricci Ricci has an MBA in marketing from Minas Gerais Catholic Pontifical University and an MBA in business finance from the Getulio Vargas Foundation.He has worked in banking for over 30 years, including more than 14 years in sales and risk management at Banco Fidis. He also worked as an account manager at ABN AMRO bank for over 16 years. He is now the co-founder and Head of Customer Success of edtech startup Blox.

Triputra Group is an Indonesian conglomerate with businesses in agriculture, manufacturing, trading and mining. It also runs a pension fund and a charitable foundation. The conglomerate was founded in 1998 by Theodore Permadi Rachmat, the former CEO of the Astra Group. It is a recent entrant in the startup investing scene; in 2018, it invested in retail startup Warung Pintar and fishery automation company eFishery.

University of Indonesia (UI) graduate Andreas Senjaya holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He won the Most Outstanding Student of Computer Science competition and was the vice-chairman of the university’s Computer Science Student Association. Upon graduation, he became a co-founder and CEO of Badr Interactive, a web and mobile applications development company which developed the iGrow platform. He also founded the Nalacity foundation, a social enterprise and Hijab e-commerce store which aims to empower marginalized women and family members of leprosy patients.

Hanna Keraf’s career reflects her focus on helping underserved communities in her birthplace Flores, Indonesia. After earning a bachelor’s in Business Administration at Japan’s Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, she worked for NGO Swisscontact, that encourages economic development by supporting local businesses. She then moved on to work for Sahabat Cipta Foundation, an NGO focusing on supporting local farmers.In 2014, she joined Azalea Ayuningtyas and Melia Winata to establish Du’Anyam, a social enterprise that aims to empower women through wicker crafting.

Founder and CEO of Cambricon Technologies. Chen, who has more than 10 years of experience in the field of artificial intelligence, is a professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He graduated from the Special Class for the Gifted Young of the University of Science and Technology of China, a program that selects and nurtures the most intelligent Chinese students. Chen has received financial support from the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, which was launched by the National Natural Science Foundation of China.

Magna cum laude University of Southern California (USC) graduate, William Utomo, financed his studies through the A. Robert DeHart Memorial Scholarship and the Joseph Drown Foundation Scholarship. He co-founded IDNtimes with his brother, Winston Utomo, and became the COO of IDN Media group in June 2014. He had also worked as a Portfolio Manager at the USC Marshall Undergraduate Student Investment Funds and as an investment analyst at Cabrera Capital Markets LLC and AIA during 2013 and early 2014.

Budiman Wikarsa is an engineering graduate from Purdue University. He worked in management consulting firms including AT Kearney and McKinsey. He joined the Grameen Foundation as a project manager in 2007 and helped Aldi Haryopratomo to co-found and run the social enterprise Ruma from 2009 to 2011.Budiman is currently the head of strategic partnership at Monk’s Hill Ventures. He has an MBA from Northwestern University and had also worked for the transition team that assisted the Indonesian President Joko Widodo in 2014.

Dutch tech entrepreneur, with a passion for development work, Chaim Fetter has a long history of entrepreneurship and innovation.Originally from a small town north of Utrecht, Netherlands, Chaim has Indonesian roots that brought him to set up the Peduli Anak Foundation that provides shelter, education and healthcare facilities for underprivileged children. After working for eight years at the East Indonesian non-profit organization, Chaim moved to Jakarta in 2013.Inspired by previous childhood experiences of trading in secondhand clothes and trinkets back home, he decided to create a secondhand goods online store, Jualo in 2014.

An ex-Rocket Internet’s Lazada Indonesia manager, Riky Tenggara is pursuing his lifelong dream to be his own boss. The graduate in Information Technology at Edith Cowan University in Western Australia is no stranger to the startup industry.Riky was previously a business development manager and the head of sourcing at Lazada before joining aCommerce as a senior product manager. He started out as an internal auditor at Indofood and later became a business strategy analyst. Both roles gave him a sound business foundation with insider knowledge on the operations and management of companies in different industries.

After graduating with an Industrial Engineering degree from Purdue University in the US, Sean DeWitt became a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He later worked at the US Department of State and the Fund for New York City.In 2007, he joined the nonprofit Grameen Foundation that was established by Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus. As part of the nonprofit, he helped Aldi Haryopratomo establish the social enterprise Ruma.  DeWitt currently works for the World Resource Institute. He also holds master’s degrees in Development Finance and Environmental Economics from the University of London.

Liu Long graduated from Northwestern Polytechnic University based in Xi'an in 2010. The Information and Computing Science graduate went on to the Institute of Remote Sensing Applications (IRSA) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences to pursue a PhD in Microwave Remote Sensing in 2015. He stayed on at the IRSA as a research fellow with funding support from the Youth Science Fund program under the National Natural Science Foundation of China. In 2016, he co-founded agtech startup McFly with two Wuhan University alumni who are also experts in remote sensing technology.

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