1982 Ventures, the early stage venture capital firm focused on fintech and tech infrastructure in Southeast Asia, has announced the key hire of Amiyandra Suratman as Regional Venture Capital Ecosystem and Platform Lead based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

1982 Ventures said in a statement on Monday that her responsibilities will be to support the fund with strategic stakeholder relations including portfolio companies, limited partners, corporate and ecosystem partners.

It said the key hire marks the firm’s continued expansion as it prepares to launch its second fund targeted at $50 million.

According to the statement, Suratman comes to 1982 Ventures with extensive experience in managing partnerships, building platforms for startup founders and supporting corporates in fostering collaboration with the venture capital and startup ecosystem.

Prior to joining 1982 Ventures, she managed strategic synergy at MDI Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Telkom Indonesia, with
operations in Indonesia, Silicon Valley and Singapore.

She was in charge of managing the synergy between MDI Ventures startup portfolios and Indonesian State-Owned Enterprises and programs to escalate the value of the synergy among them.

Prior to joining MDI Ventures, she held senior roles in Sales, Business Development and Partnerships at Innovation Factory Block71 Jakarta, a partnership between National University of Singapore and Salim Group.

She successfully established a series of accelerators, market access and corporate innovation programs.

“We are excited to be leveraging the talents of Suratman at 1982 Ventures as we continue to grow our platform for founders, investors and corporate partners,

“Our aim is to be the hardest working venture capital on any cap table and the most valued general partner for our investors. This key hire demonstrates our commitment to scaling our impact throughout the ecosystem,” said Herston Elton Powers, Founding Managing Director of 1982 Ventures.

1982 Ventures is backed by global institutions, multi-nationals, major family offices, general partners of leading venture capital funds and unicorn founders.

Its investments include Global Payments Platform for Banks iPiD, Southeast Asian Crypto Payment Solutions TripleA, Indonesia and Bangladesh’s Earned Wage Access platform Wagely, Singapore’s artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled financial data delivery platform Bluesheets and Southeast Asia’s AI Embedded-Lending
fintech CrediLinq.AI.

Financial Institutions, such as banks and insurance companies, large corporates and tech companies are currently partnering with and investing in 1982 Ventures fintech focused portfolio.

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