Nicko Widjaja

CEO, MDI Ventures

Nicko Widjaja is currently serving as the CEO and Investment Director of MDI Ventures, a corporate venture capital arm of Telkom Indonesia. MDI Ventures invested in growth stage companies across 10 countries including: Geniee, NComputing, LotusFlare, aCommerce, RedDot Payment, mClinica, Codapay, Ematic.

He is one of Indonesia’s tech investment pioneers and ecosystem builders. He set up his first venture fund, Systec Group Ventures, in 2010. Then he briefly joined Fenox VC as Venture Partner in 2014 just before joining Telkom Indonesia as Program Director for Indigo Accelerator and later MDI Ventures.

Prior to venture capital and startup industry, he co-founded several consulting firms (Mindcode, ThinkingRoom, IncyteLab) servicing clients in Southeast Asia from innovation to consumer insights. His vast experience was complemented by his role at Indofood, the largest food company in Indonesia, where he took on corporate development and organizational change.

Nicko is also involved in the design of the entrepreneurship curriculum for UPH Business School where he also teaches other subjects such as strategic management, marketing, change management and corporate strategy.

Throughout his career, he had invested in more than 80 startups.