From MCI to BNI Ventures, Eddi Danusaputro's Continuous Journey to Support the State-Owned's CVC Scheme
Eddi Danusaputro is appointed as the head of AMVESINDO and leads the Merah Putih Fund operation
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Indonesia's investment ecosystem is said to have a tough time, as affected by the "winter season" in the US, where some sources flow the investment money in this country. However, despite the unfortunate facts, we can learn many things from this situation. Eddi Danusaputro agreed on this as a necessary evil, a maturing process for Indonesian startups, which for a long time has had its seasons in the sun.
Recently departed from MCI (Mandiri Capital Indonesia), Eddi Danusaputro has put all in his power to build and nurture the State-Owned Enterprise's CVC from day one. With limited resources and a small room for experiments, Eddi has led this company to generate 20 investment portfolios. The most recent investment was on Jul 11, 2022, when AgriAku raised $35M. Aside from that, the CVC has had three exits, including the most notable ones, Moka and Jurnal.id.
After dedicating almost 6,5 years of his life to MCI, Eddi is ready to embrace a new journey with another state-owned VC, Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI). Although he is not yet available to discuss much of the new entity's further plan, he assured to make a good deal of all his previous experiences in the new venture. In addition, he will be fully in charge of the Merah Putih Fund, a fund initiated by the SOE ministry and co-managed by 5 CVCs.
Not long ago, he was appointed as the Chairman of Amvesindo, a venture capital association for Indonesian startups. Aside from the VC life, Eddi is highly passionate about basketball. To date, he's been involved as the Chairman of Indonesia's local basketball club, Amartha Hangtuah.
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