Venturra Capital Launches $150M Fund For Technology Investments In Southeast Asia

Venturra Capital, an independent VC fund sponsored by the Lippo Group, has launched the $150 million Venturra Capital Fund I, led by its three Managing Partners Rudy Ramawy, Stefan Jung, and John Riady.

Venturra Capital will focus on Indonesia and Southeast Asia, and will invest in early growth stage consumer technology-enabled companies including in the eCommerce, financial services, healthcare and education sectors.

The Venturra partnership brings together a strong track record in technology investments and building companies in a broad range of industries. Previous investments by our Managing Partners include GrabTaxi, Traveloka, Bridestory, Munchery, HappyFresh, and many other successful startups.

“We are extremely excited to working with great entrepreneurs at Venturra and to contribute towards a dynamic and rapidly growing digital ecosystem in the region,” comments Managing Partner Rudy Ramawy, who prior to joining Venturra was founding Country Director of Google Indonesia, and currently also serves on the board of

With USD150 million in committed capital, Venturra seeks to invest in what is arguably the most rapidly developing technology ecosystem backed by a breadth of favorable long-term macroeconomic drivers.

Managing Partner Stefan Jung, who in his prior role as Founder & Managing Partner of Rocket Internet Southeast Asia witnessed the emergence of the tech and digital ecosystem, comments "We have seen tremendous progress in the technology industry across SEA over the last years -- the quality of entrepreneurs and investors is increasing at a fast pace. We want to work with outstanding entrepreneurs to create defining market leaders across the region and bring in our experience and expertise in scaling companies internationally".

Venturra will also enjoy a unique relationship with the Lippo Group. As a sponsoring limited partner of the fund, and one of the largest and most diversified consumer services groups in Indonesia, Lippo will provide unparalleled access to a broad range of industries, a regional network of business, and a stable of corporate leaders. Venturra will combine its independence and this unique access to build partnerships that empower founders and enable portfolio companies to scale quickly and gain traction, thus generating consistently strong returns for our investors.

Lippo’s portfolio of technology investments under Lippo Digital Ventures (LDV) will also be merged with Venturra Fund I. Asked about the Fund’s aspirations, Managing Partner John Riady, who is also a Director of the Lippo Group commented: "Our vision at Venturra is to partner with the best entrepreneurs for generations to come -- and in doing so, over time create a culture and an institution that will allow us to be a leading venture capital fund.”


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