A blended financing solution for sustainable value chain
The impact investing market in Indonesia remains fragmented, hindering progress in environmental conservation, poverty alleviation, and support for entrepreneurs.
Our main objective is to bridge this gap and create development opportunities in these crucial areas. We achieve this by offering alternative financing options to Sustainable Business Entities (SBEs) operating within or impacting jurisdictional areas. By utilizing downstreaming, we enhance the value of potential products, increasing their economic worth. This approach contributes to forest conservation by reducing the need for further land exploitation.
Through our efforts, we seek to attract mainstream investors, nature-based solutions companies, and stakeholders who share our vision for positive change. We are dedicated to driving sustainable development, removing economical barriers of local communities, and making alternative nature-based asset classes in Indonesia’s investment landscape.
Our Approach to Impact Investing
Our approach starts by originating a more sustainable and scalable portfolio of Nature-based Solutions companies, designed to attract mainstream investors. We recognize the challenges posed by the high costs of investment and post-investment management on the ground, and we have positioned ourselves to streamline this process.
Our engagement with Nature-based Solution companies focus on building crucial internal governance needed to scale responsibly, such as projecting nature and socially accountable business growth, setting the durable management systems, and operational excellence.
We believe that suitable pathways to scale, achieved through a combination of hands-on investing and appropriate funding instruments, hold the key to success.
Through our comprehensive approach of financing, hands-on investing, and advisory services, our aim is to foster equitable distribution of economic growth in Indonesia. We are dedicated to promoting inclusive development that benefits not only businesses but also the communities in the vicinity. By providing financial support, investing in promising enterprises, and offering immediate hands-on approach, we strive to improve livelihoods and create a sustainable environment for all stakeholders involved. Our ultimate goal is to contribute to a thriving economy that uplifts local communities, fosters social well-being, and preserves the natural environment for future generations.
Equatora’s Way of Doing It
We aim to build inclusive and sustainable economic growth in jurisdictions areas, this is how we do it
We also help various ecosystem players to expand their network and portfolio, especially in Indonesia.
Fund Operating Partner
Value Chain Fund
We invest in various ecosystem players within a targeted supply chain. Value Chain Fund is expected to provide multiplication impact (numbers of jobs, conserved forest area, and the transaction value of the commodity) in 5-10 years*.
Nature-based Solution (NBS) Portfolio in Jurisdictions
of Investable SBEs*
of conserved forest areas*
USD 100 Mio
of financing disbursed*
Scale Up Studio & Talent for Technical Assistance
These services will allow us to help the company grow within certain parameters to increase our probability of investment success.
Business Growth Strategy Fundraising
Internal Governance Improvement Program
Project Management Service
Meet our team
Equatora Capital Partner
Building her commercial skill in Nestle, and jump in the infancy of the startup ecosystem at Endeavor Indonesia; she then piloted the UNDP/500 Startups impact accelerator, as well as working on 2 different startups to spearhead their international marketing effort and manage the Head level. She works on issues such as entrepreneurship, cross-sector development, business strategy for startups, as well as impact measurement.
Inez is teaching her kids about Pokemon, Sonic, the glory of a walkman and all the good things from the 90’s.
Sr. Business Analyst
She is an expert in Indonesian traditional dances, some of her favourite routines are Sundanese Jaipong and Betawi dances. She loves visiting historical sites, and yes, she is an avid K-pop fan!
Surya has spent a decade working alongside creative talents in private investment firms, infrastructure corporations, and government institutions to implement digital transformation for a smart city blueprint. He is currently serving the Berlin Government to promote economic growth and job creation in Jakarta.
At Supernova, he looks forward to bringing commercial contracts to pave ways for sustainability champions. He geeks out about psychotherapy, design thinking, and aquascape.
Stefani started off her career as a consultant at EY, focusing on multinational companies and startup deals. Afterwards, she decided to go all the way to the other end of the spectrum and join a young tech startup. She loves Indonesian-made brands and hopes to make her own brand someday.
She is on her way to be a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) as she pursues her aspiration to be a university professor. Stefani is Supernova’s Business Analyst.
Head of Scale Up Studio
Muhammad Fakhri Guniar
Fakhri started his career by leading the Komodo Water pilot project to provide clean water access on the remote fishermen island of Papagarang, East Nusa Tenggara. After living there for a year, he became part of the founding team of Lookal Indonesia, developing and leading the F&B business aggregator model to help small businesses owners access capital and resources to scale up their businesses. His connection with the F&B business communities led him to build Eten Tech, a supply chain solution for F&B businesses, as the Co-Founder/COO, backed by Antler and Iterative. With multiple experiences in scaling up businesses, Fakhri is currently helping more sustainable businesses with the Scale Up Studio of Equatora Capital.
Fakhri likes to do a lot of sports and activities, including tennis, running, swimming, cycling, golf, martial arts, yoga, scuba diving, and surfing, and right now is aiming to be Six Star Marathon Finisher before 40.