1982 Ventures Expands Regional Team with Key Ecosystem and Platform Hire

Amiyandra Suratman, Regional Ecosystem and Platform at 1982 Ventures
October 9, 2023

New hire to strengthen 1982 Ventures' capabilities supporting strategic stakeholders including founders, limited partners and corporate partners.

1982 Ventures, the leading early stage venture capital firm focused on fintech and tech infrastructure in Southeast Asia, has announced the key hire of Amiyandra Suratman as Regional VC Ecosystem and Platform Lead based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Her responsibilities will be to support the fund with strategic stakeholder relations including portfolio companies, limited partners,corporate and ecosystem partners. The key hire marks the firm's continued expansion as it prepares to launch its second fund targeted at $50 million.


Amiyandra comes to 1982 Ventures with extensive experience in managing partnerships, building platforms for startup founders and supporting corporates in fostering collaboration with the VC and startup ecosystem.  Prior to joining 1982 Ventures, she managed Strategic Synergy at MDI Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Telkom Indonesia (one of the largest companies in 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 (one of Indonesia's largest conglomerates). She successfully established a series of accelerators, market access and corporate innovation programs.


"We are excited to be leveraging the talents of Amiyandra at 1982 Ventures as we continue to grow our platform for founders, investors and corporate partners" said Herston Elton Powers, Founding Managing Director of 1982 Ventures.


He continued, "Our aim is to be the hardest working VC on any cap table and the most valued GP for our investors. This key hire demonstrates our commitment to scaling our impact throughout the ecosystem."


1982 Ventures is backed by global institutions, multi-nationals, major family offices, general partners of leading VC funds and unicorn founders. Their investments include Global Payments Platform for Banks iPiD, Southeast Asia’s first and leading Crypto Payment Solutions TripleA, Indonesia and Bangladesh’s first Earned Wage Access platform Wagely, Singapore’s AI-enabled Financial Data Delivery platform Bluesheets and Southeast Asia’s first and leading 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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Amiyandra Suratman can be reached by email at amiyandra@1982.vc.