Elsha graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor’s degree in Business (Information Systems).
Place of birth/residence
Jakarta → Singapore → Seattle → Osaka → San Francisco → Jakarta
Hobbies, Favorite Things, Holidays
New technology, New experiences, Blockchain, LEGO, Movies directed by Denis Villeneuve, The Dark Knight, Ceramics, Washi tapes
Episodes from your school days (club activities, majors, etc.)
I explored various activities as a student, including Chinese dance, Chinese orchestra (cello), ballroom dancing, archery, and pottery, and some of them have stuck with me til today.
I have things I like about each country I’ve lived in or been to, but my time in the US was the most impactful in changing me as a person. Having been brought up with Eastern values, being immersed in a completely different culture with Western values was both a shock and a valuable experience, and changed me for the better.
IKEA’s vision statement ”To create a better everyday life for the many people.”
Why did you become a VC?
My start in VC was serendipitous; a college friend asked if I was interested in joining an industry that only a handful of people know about in Indonesia in 2014. My motivation now, apart from my love of technology, is to support entrepreneurs who are driven by their vision to make positive changes in society and improve our lives and lifestyle.
1) Be a giver, not a taker and 2) not a motto, but a poem that inspires me — If by Rudyard Kipling