• Southeast Asia's East Ventures on female VCs, foreign investment, consolidation

    13 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    Melisa Irene ‘s path to becoming a partner at one of Southeast Asia's most esteemed venture capital firms is an unconventional one.
    “I always consider myself to be quite lucky,” said Irene, who was promoted to be a partner at East Ventures in January 2019. At 25 years old, she was the Jakarta-based investment firm's first female partner.
    During TechCrunch Disrupt's first online conference, I spoke to Irene about what she humbly described as a “lucky” career, her experience as a young, female investor, the rush of American and Chinese VC money into Southeast Asia, and what the COVID-19...
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