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In this AMA, investment associates from early-stage VC Wavemaker Partners share what they've been up to during the pandemic (investing and supporting founders? Zoom calls?) and take your questions. Join to know what really happens behind the scenes in a VC and hear the insights they've learned from investing in Bandung’s and Indonesia’s startups such as Moka, eFishery, and GudangAda. Entrepreneurs and anyone interested in value creation in Indonesia and Southeast Asia are welcome!
Melissa joined Wavemaker in 2018. She focuses on property, media, and retail investments, as well as the Indonesian market. Prior to Wavemaker, she led Shopee’s Regional Marketing (Partnerships) team, where she sourced and nurtured strategic platform-wide partnerships across synergistic industries. She also held various roles at Singapore Airlines, from corporate strategy, fuel procurement, and hedging to product innovation and management. Melissa graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a double major in International Relations and Economics.
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Ajay joined Wavemaker Partners in 2018. He is involved in the sourcing and evaluation of deals, due diligence, and the preparation of investment proposals for the fund’s investment decisions. He focuses on the performance of Wavemaker’s Fintech and Agritech portfolio companies as well as the Indonesian and South Asian markets. Previously, Ajay was a consultant with Deloitte Consulting in the United States, focusing on human capital strategy for a number of Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, Ajay has experience in banking, energy, and startups in both emerging and developed markets. Ajay graduated from Emory University with a degree in Economics.
Experienced Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Negotiation, Investor Relations, Business Planning, Operations Management, and Event Management. Strong consulting professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Industrial Engineering.
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