Indonesia’s new wealth fund keen to invest in digital economy (The Jakarta Post)

Indonesia Investment Authority (INA), a recently founded sovereign wealth fund, has expressed interest in start-ups in an apparent move to capitalize on rapid growth in the tech industry. INA chief executive officer Ridha Wirakusumah said investment in the digital economy would broaden INA’s portfolio beyond infrastructure.

Utilizing technology and digital development could produce great opportunities, he said, while referring to the success of China’s quantum leap. “We also are looking into the adjacent digital infrastructure, whether digital services or digital platforms, potentially even investing in some of the unicorns that have proven business models,” Ridha said at a webinar held by the Indonesia Banking Development Institute (LPPI) on June 10.

Unicorns are start-ups valued at more than US$1 billion.

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The Jakarta Post

17 June 2021

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