JAKARTA - PT Mandiri Capital Indonesia (“MCI”) - a leading corporate venture capital (CVC) company belonging to the Mandiri Group - announced the company's performance throughout 2021 as well as plans to continue the company's focus in 2022. During that period, MCI recorded the impressive company's performance which was marked by participation in seven funding rounds to fintech (fintech) startups, fintech enablers, insurtech and open finance, as well as realizing collaborations between the Mandiri Group and a number of startups that brought the highest synergy value to the company.

Entering 2022, MCI will continue this commitment by targeting funding to more startups with larger investment funds, and contributing to a significant increase in synergy value through partnerships with technology companies and the State-Owned Enterprises (BUMN) ecosystem. The purpose of larger investments and increasing synergy value is to continue to encourage the growth of financial inclusion and the development of the startup ecosystem in Indonesia.

In early 2021, MCI's startup portfolio, Mekari. achieved Series D funding with a total of almost IDR280 billion led by Money Forward. Meanwhile, MCI's funding participation in three new investments is for:

  • Bukalapak (Pre-IPO funding led by GIC and Standard Chartered, by an undisclosed amount),

  • Ayoconnect (Pre-Series B funding with Patamar Capital and Habibie Foundation, with a total amount of around Rp. 143 billion), and 

  • And one startup in the insurtech sector in mid-December 2021

As well as four follow-on investments for:

  • Amartha (led by Women’s World Banking and MDI Ventures, with a total amount of more than IDR 510 billion),

  • iSeller (Pre-Series B funding led by AppWorks and Openspace Ventures, with a total injection of funds of IDR 120 billion),

  • Crowde (Series B funding led by Monks Hill, with an amount not disclosed) and

  • PrivyID (Series B funding led by GGV Capital, up to more than IDR 251 billion).

Towards the end of 2021, in line with the commitment to accelerate the digital economy ecosystem in Indonesia, Mandiri Capital Indonesia together with four other state-owned CVCs provided support to the Merah Putih Fund (MPF). MPF is an initiative from the Ministry of SOEs as a managed fund that supports the acceleration of local startups that have the potential to become unicorns through business and capital collaboration, with a first closing target of more than IDR 4 trillion. (LM)