In this MindShare episode, AC Ventures’ Principal of PR & Communications Leighton Cosseboom hosts his colleague Samira Shihab, ACV’s Principal of Value Creation, and Chandan Deep, VP of Strategy and Operations at B Capital, a global venture capital firm anchored by Boston Consulting Group and led by Eduardo Saverin along with other high-profile names. With US$6.5 billion in assets under management across multiple funds, B Capital focuses on seed to late-stage growth investments, primarily in enterprise, fintech, and healthcare.
Samira and Chandan dive into the imperative for modern VCs in Southeast Asia to provide value creation to their portfolio of startups beyond merely writing checks. This means helping startups achieve operational excellence so they may succeed in the market and go on to raise subsequent funding rounds. This kind of support includes recruitment, business development, government relations, marketing, corporate governance, capital advisory, and more.
AC Ventures is Southeast Asia's leading venture capital firm investing in early-stage startups focused on Indonesia. The firm empowers entrepreneurs with more than capital by coming with operational experience, industry knowledge, deep local networks, and resources to create value for startups. It is a generational partner to founders driving positive societal change and economic impact in Indonesia and beyond.