Written by Maliekah Harjani
At Convergence, we strongly believe in actively supporting our portfolio entrepreneurs through our experience, network and capital. Our role as capital providers go beyond just providing monetary resources; our intent is to bring our portfolio the most relevant tools, resources and community to scale their businesses. Over the years, Convergence has positioned itself as thought leaders in Indonesia by sharing our knowledge and insights about technology, investment and strategies for emerging markets.
With that vision in mind, Convergence created a platform for continuous learning and knowledge-sharing through our latest initiative called CV Academy.
The objective behind CV Academy was to bring together leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals from different sectors and regions to explore key trends, help solve business challenges and share valuable experiences.
For our first event, CV Academy hosted a discussion on consumer-tech trends with renowned VCs including US-based Goodwater Capital, Indonesia-based Agaeti Venture Capital and Singapore-based Asia Partners. Moderated by Convergence Ventures’ managing partner Adrian Li, the panelists shared their perspective on trends to look out for, the evolving funding ecosystem and key learnings from their entrepreneurial and investment experience.
Our next event saw CV Academy invite Convergence’s Y-Combinator graduated portfolios Xfers, Dana Cita and Shipper to the stage for a panel moderated by Convergence’s investment manager Tanisha Banaszczyk. Our panelists shared their tips and tricks of how to get into YC, their experience during the program and how you can make of your time at YC.
Our idea of a successful VC is one that empowers entrepreneurs to reach their true potential, joining hands by delivering value through learning, education and community.