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Openspace Ventures Welcomes New Team Members and Announces First Investment from OSV+

SINGAPORE, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Openspace Ventures, focused on investing in technology opportunities in Southeast Asia since 2014, is pleased to welcome new senior members to its team as it expands its platform during a dynamic phase of ongoing development for the region.A  Jessica Huang Pouleur will be joining Openspace as Executive Director and as a Member of the Investment Committee of OSV+. Jessica has been focused on Southeast Asian opportunities in TMT for over ten years. Most recently, she was Head of Strategy & Business Development, Asia Pacific for The Walt Disney Company, based in Singapore (including Southeast Asia, India, Greater China, Japan, Australasia and the Middle East). In this capacity, Jessica led and oversaw strategic initiatives and managed Disney's investment and M&A activity across Asia-Pacific including key aspects of its US$71bn acquisition of 21st Century Fox. Prior to that she was with Providence Equity Partners for ten years, including most recently as Director based in Singapore leading the evaluation and management of growth-stage investment opportunities across the Southeast Asian region.A A A  "Southeast Asia is evolving rapidly as a market and my experience at Disney and Providence has given me great perspective on the exciting opportunity set. Good investment opportunities start with clear understanding of diverse regional consumer dynamics supported by relevant product development and leading technology. I am excited to join Openspace where I have known the Partners for a long time and watched with admiration as their team has helped build some of the best companies in the region," said Jessica.Aristo Setiawidjaja will be joining Openspace as Senior AdvisorA - Indonesia. He is a Board member and Managing Director of Hermina Hospitals, the largest private hospital network in Indonesia.A  Prior to that, he was a Director at Olympus Capital and the Head of IndonesiaA - Investment Banking at Daiwa. Coming from operations background at Kohler Company, he started his finance career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in New York.A  He is also active in the Executive Committee of the impact chapter of Young President's Organization (YPO)."As we deal with the new normal due to COVID and rethink how daily life will change in its aftermath, there are plenty of emerging opportunities in Indonesia and the region. I am looking forward to contributing my perspectives to Openspace in sectors it is investing, which coincide with my domain knowledge of the sectors," commented Aristo.
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