"VCNetwork.co (VCNetwork), a comprehensive database of independent venture capitalists who are seeking viable startups to fund, is designed to bridge the gap between hundreds of VCs and innovative startups. With an already existing database of close to 300 VC’s in its network, Jenny Q. Ta, CEO and founder of Sqeeqee.com, the World’s first social networking platform, and Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo (known as Shinta Bubu), founder and CEO of Bubu.com, have created a ‘virtual Shark Tank’ accessible to any entrepreneur with a good business plan to be matched with the right VC to back them. Entrepreneurs create a profile on VCNetwork.co, which includes the founder and team’s information, as well as how much funding they’re seeking. Once they submit a business plan and select the industry they’re most closely related to, VCnetwork’s intelligent system couples them with the best match for their business and their funding needs. By building a network that includes hundreds of VCs and VC firms, Ta is effectively arming the organization with the same type of resources that today’s investment banks are using to their own advantage as they leverage their client lists to recommend individuals and companies that are wealthy enough to provide the funding that startups need to grow. In carrying out her vision for connecting compatible VCs and startups, Ta joined forces with Silicon Valley’s highly respected Indonesian pioneer, Dhanuwardoyo, whose Bubu.com is one of Indonesia’s earliest Internet-based companies. Ta and Dhanuwardoyo, though based half a world apart, share a common goal of fostering the entrepreneurial spirit that keeps young startups learning, growing, and innovating. As investors themselves, both successful business leaders are committed to guiding VCNetwork as the company invests in the startups within its fold, up to half-a-million dollars annually.
Los Angeles Business Journal / San Fernando Valley Business Journal – Business Team of the Year