Lauren Blasco

Principal, Head Of ESG at AC Ventures

Lauren Blasco is Principal, Head of ESG at AC Ventures where she is responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of ESG principles across AC Ventures’ business operations and investments.

She is a seasoned sustainability and impact practitioner with over ten years of experience in the private, public and educational sectors. Lauren held multiple roles including Director of Sustainability at Potato Head Group, Executive Director at Clean the World, Guest Lecturer at the National University of Singapore, Adjunct Professor at The University of Hong Kong, lead consultant on projects with The National Environment Agency in Singapore, Think Tank/Incubator participant at Asia P3 hub, Incubation Network, Second Muse, Responsible Business Forum as well as frequent ESG panel speaker across Asia Pacific.

She is on a mission to scale impact with technology by supporting our portfolio companies and digital disruptors.

AC Ventures is a leading Southeast Asian venture capital firm backing early-stage startups focused on Indonesia. Our mission is to partner with and empower entrepreneurs with more than just capital. We combine operational experience, industry knowledge, deep local networks, and resources to create value for startups. Our Vision is to be a generational partner to founders driving positive societal change and economic impact in the archipelago and beyond.

We currently have over US$500 million in assets under management, invested across five funds. Since 2012, the firm’s partners have invested in more than 100 technology companies in the region, including some of the most iconic names in Southeast Asia’s digital ecosystem. AC Ventures’ partners Adrian Li, Michael Soerijadji, Helen Wong, and Pandu Sjahrir lead a team of over 35 professionals with offices in Jakarta and Singapore.