Donald Wihardja

Partner / Convergence Ventures

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Donald has over 20 years of experience working in the technology sector in Indonesia as a consultant, entrepreneur, and investor. With expertise in technology, legal, finance, consulting, and management, Donald has a unique blend of track record in both investing in, mentoring, and running technology startups.
As a Partner in Convergence Ventures, Donald evaluated hundreds and invested in almost 30 tech startups in Indonesia in the past three years covering industries from Content Portal, to Advertising, eCommerce, and Fintech. He and his team in Convergence actively mentor these startups and sit in their boards as needed.
Donald also active in building the Indonesian Tech Startup Ecosystem through speaking in events, mentoring, and advising government bodies and industry associations. Donald is also a Deputy Head of AMVESINDO, Indonesia's Venture Capital Association.
Donald main interest is Fintech, with over 5 years in the Digital Payment space: recently as GM for Indonesia in 2C2P, a regional Payment Gateway processing over $500 million annually, and previously as CIO in Indomog, growing the startup from the beginning to the leader of Indonesia online game payment market.
Donald previously worked in Quvat (Private Equity), on the over $100M investment into Matrix (Submarine) Cable Network. Completed in 2008, The Matrix Cable ushered the country into the Internet Age by drastically reducing the cost of Internet for Indonesian customers. Independently, Donald also advised and assisted a few technology startups to raise several million dollars of funding from angel investors.
Donald graduated with honors from University of California at Berkeley with a BSc in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and received his masterė­© degree in Computer Science from Cornell University. In his spare time, Donald enjoys scuba diving and hope to see Raja Ampat someday.