We believe capital never comes first.  At Coffee Ventures, we put foundations first.  We partner up with founders in finding and improving product-market fit, solving real problems, building profitable businesses, assembling teams while fostering discipline in corporate governance and cybersecurity.  

Same Side of the Table

Our portfolio startups have preferential access to our war chest of verified resources including product development, UX research, security compliance, legal audit, supply chain management, entry into global markets, and follow-on funding syndications.

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Achieve breakout growth

Current focus is on startups that address Southeast Asia markets, and can achieve breakout growth through our network and support. Sectors include health tech, education tech, financial tech, IoT, data science, artificial intelligence and marketplace.

Recent Investments

Past Startups

We have invested in and worked alongside founders of these great startups at our past ventures.

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Eddy Lee
Founder & Managing Partner

Eddy Lee, PhD has invested in and supported more than 50 startups predominantly in the US, Singapore and Indonesia. Interest areas include mobile health, big data, IoT and marketplaces.  He has recently relocated from the Silicon Valley to Southeast Asia to tackle unmet needs in emerging markets. He works with entrepreneurs in product development, enterprise partnership, M&A exit, and entering international markets such as the US, Japan, Singapore and Indonesia. 

At Stanford University, Eddy concurrently serves as a Consulting Professor at the School of Medicine, where he connects academic projects with commercial opportunities. He is also a mentor at Stanford's StartX incubator where he helps startups in cross border opportunities.  During his career at Stanford, Singapore and Australia, he has devised medical imaging technology for visualizing stem cell migration and therapy.  He used to design semiconductor chips at Marvell, a NASDAQ-listed Southeast Asia success story which he hopes his portfolio startups could one day emulate.
 

Kevin Darmawan
Founder & Managing Partner

Kevin specializes in early-stage investment with a deep approach in product management discipline.  His passion lies in people development where he helps founders in a practical way and rolls-up-sleeves with them in product iteration, market fit analysis, and guiding them to build sustainable and profitable ventures.  This approach has created notable success by generating considerable value in startups he is involved in.

Prior to the startup industry, he was a software engineer and tech consultant in North America servicing clients such as IBM, eFunds, Compuware, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Mazda.  His international experience was complemented by his role at Salim Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Southeast Asia, where he took on alternative investments, organizational change, and strategic leadership.  

Kevin aspires to push boundaries and enable positive change through design, technology, and hope.
 

Oded Hermoni
Venture Advisor

Oded has 15 years in global tech investments and operations under his belt in consumer Internet, enterprise, healthcare, cleantech and cybersecurity, and has been a bridge between his network in Silicon Valley and Israel. His investments include Face.com (acquired by Facebook) and HopStop (acquired by Apple).

Currently, he is a Partner at Rhodium, an early stage investment arm of a large Israeli/NYC family where he manages the US activities from Silicon Valley. He is also the owner and CEO of Hermoni Investments, a private US investment and consulting firm. He is also the Co-Chair of J-ANGELS, a leading angel club with 70 angels, and Co-Chair of IEFF, the largest professional Israeli organization in the US with 1200 members. In additional, he is a screening committee member of TIE Angels, one of the most active angel groups in the US.

In his prior experience, he was a cofounder at Top Idea (acquired by Yellow Pages), the head of the Israeli High Tech Industry Association, Israel’s largest tech organization and President of the Israeli Venture Capital Association, VP of Investments and Biz Dev at Capital Point Group and Meytag High Tech Ventures, and an officer at the IDF (Captain res.). Oded holds a BA and an MBA from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.