Guest Post: Five things I’ve learnt from VCs after five years at Indonesia’s MDI Ventures

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Since I joined MDI Ventures in mid-2015, I have not properly sat back and taken a moment to reflect. While it serves as a self-reminder, I think fellow venture capitalists, founders, or anyone trying to break into VC could also learn from my learnings (especially the latter, as I’m getting more inbound messages from that group).

In the process, I’m lucky enough to be involved in deals (and missed some) from various categories that span from Enterprise, Consumer, Fintech, Cybersecurity, to frontier categories such as Space and Biotech. Here go some things that I’d like to reflect on.

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