Willson Cuaca is the co-founder and managing partner of East Ventures, an early stage investment fund focusing on consumer Internet, mobile, and SaaS. East Ventures began investing in Indonesia in 2010, when no one saw Indonesia’s consumer Internet potential yet. In just 5 years, East Ventures has funded over 70 early stage companies across South East Asia, most of which have managed to receive subsequent funding rounds and ride on top of Indonesia’s middle class consumer growth. East Ventures also made exits from its investments from M&A to local and international companies.
Willson sits on the advisory board of Code4Nation.id, a pro-bono movement that helps the Indonesian government solve problems through software usage. He brings his expertise into the ecosystem building and product/market-fit to accelerate product delivery and value proposition.
In addition, Willson runs his own startup, Apps Foundry, the company behind Indonesia’s most popular e-reader, SCOOP.
Willson received a B.Comp Science degree from Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta.