Wild Digital's Startup Disruptor Arena (SDA) is a one-of-a-kind platform aimed to showcase the region's most innovative and disruptive startups who could be "the next big thing" - businesses that have unique business models which are pushing the status quo or employ innovative technology to serve the particular needs of an industry or segment of customers.
This year, these selected startups will be presenting on the main stage at Wild Digital Indonesia. One of them would be crowned "Startup Disruptor of the Year" and score a 1-to-1 mentoring session with Andi Boediman, Managing Partner of Ideosource!
Joel co-founded honestbee in December 2014 as a concierge delivery service in Singapore, offering on-demand convenience to customers, and flexible work opportunities to people. Since then, honestbee has expanded rapidly and is operating in eight countries across the region.
Having had a longstanding passion for businesses with transformative potential, Joel has invested in a number of early and mid-stage businesses. He also serves as an advisor to Formation Group.
Joel graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. He enjoys surfing, and loves to eat.
In today’s time-starved world, convenience is priceless. At honestbee, our mission is to give you back time, providing everyday convenience. We offer concierge shopping and delivery – for all your lifestyle needs.
Our business is human-centric, fueled by positive social impact, which is twofold. We improve the lives of our customers through on demand service at the tap of a button. We provide flexible work opportunities to our shoppers and deliverers who make their own schedules. We also empower our partners for growth, providing them opportunity to sell their products online and extend their reach to new audiences in each country we operate in.
In July 2015, honestbee launched in Singapore. Since then, we have expanded to seven additional countries across Asia.
honestbee started off with grocery delivery, aiming to source the freshest, handpicked groceries with next-hour delivery. A customer simply places their order through our platform and one of our 12,000 concierge shoppers carefully handpicks the items from a curated list of stores. A deliverer brings it to their doorstep, as soon as one hour later.
Since then, honestbee has extended its delivery services to include food, laundry, home & auto, health and on demand courier services with its newest endeavor, honestbee ZIP.
With just a few taps on your mobile app, you can have food from the best restaurants delivered to your doorstep, laundry picked up, washed and returned to you or medication delivered when you’re not feeling your best.
At honestbee, our mission is to make your life easier so you have time for what matters.
David is based in Singapore and is the Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures. Prior to Jungle, David spent 3.5 years at TPG Capital where he led internet investments outside of the US within the TPG Growth fund. He continues to be a Senior Advisor at TPG Capital in Asia and represents them as a non-executive director on the board of Propertyguru, the largest online real estate platform in SE Asia. Prior to TPG, David spent 12 years at Yahoo! Inc where he was the Head of International M&A. In this role, he was responsible for driving all transaction activity and the investment strategy for Yahoo! outside of North America, including the Yahoo!7 and Yahoo!Xtra joint ventures.
Jungle Ventures is a Singapore based venture capital firm, which is focused on Series A / B investments. Jungle invests in consumer internet or technology businesses that are based in or are focused on the India, SE Asia, Australia and NZ markets.
Jungle has also launched an early or seed-stage fund, called SeedPlus, which is a platform focused on providing capital to teams building globally disruptive internet businesses in areas such as IoT, artificial intelligence, blockchain, security, software, and others.
Cheryl Goh is the Group Vice President of Marketing for MyTeksi (known as GrabTaxi regionally), a regional on-demand mobile transportation app that aims to solve the social dilemma faced by commuters by using a smartphone application to match drivers to passengers. Cheryl has spent a decade in the digital space, mostly in technology companies like MOL Global, Friendster and now GrabTaxi. She has a profound understanding of digital audiences and enjoys building businesses around them. She’s an avid underwater photographer and considers herself a true Gen Y.
She is also a mentor for McKinsey Youth Leadership Academy and mentor-cum-judge during the recent Monash Business Challenge.
GrabTaxi is revolutionising the Southeast Asian transport industry. Our smartphone-based app transform lives by creating safe and reliable rides, and improving incomes. GrabTaxi is now the largest and fastest growing taxi booking mobile app in the region, having expanded into 23 cities across 6 countries - Malaysia, Singapore, The Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia – since its launch in 2012.
Amit Anand is the Founding Partner of Jungle Ventures, a Singapore based Venture Capital Firm that invests in and helps build tech category leaders from Asia. Jungle has a dedicated team of operating partners and functional experts to support startups as they scale across the region or globally. The firm recently closed its second fund at US$100M, backed by leading institutions and family offices.
Amit brings 15 years of experience in Asia having played go-to-market and corporate development roles for startups and corporations alike. He later presided as Deputy Chairman for Business Angels Network South East Asia (BANSEA). A Kauffman Fellow, Amit is passionate about creating global companies from Asia and currently works with Founders at companies such as TradeGecko (Singapore) , Livspace (India). Kredivo (Indonesia) and Pomelo Fashion (Thailand) amongst others.
Jungle is a Singapore based venture firm that invests and helps build category leaders from Asia.
Jungle is reinventing how venture capital is done in Asia with its operations as a service model. Full-time partners at Jungle Ventures work with portfolio companies on marketing and design, product management, engineering and recruiting. These Operating Partners include executives with decades of deep operating experience at global startups such as Google, Facebook and leading tech category leaders in Asia such as Lazada and Komli Media.
Jungle invests across all early stages of startups and has investments in India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and other hotbeds of entrepreneurial activity in Asia.
Gerald Eder is the CEO and founder of the CompareAsiaGroup.com, the leading financial comparison business in Southeast Asia. The Group is partnering up with banks, insurers and Telco across SEA and support them in their marketing and distribution strategies. Before that, Gerald built with Rocket Internet large-scale ecommerce companies in Southeast Asia. Prior to that, Gerald gathered a strong background in Investment Banking with Morgan Stanley in London and Rothschild in Frankfurt. He holds a Master in Finance from Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.
The CompareAsiaGroup is the leading online comparison platform for banking and insurance products in the Asia Pacific region. The Group helps people across Asia save money and make better choices about personal finance with comprehensive, free and independent online comparison tools for insurance, credit cards, personal loans and other financial products.
In addition, financial institutions are able to lower customer acquisition costs and efficiently reach consumers through the internet. The Group was founded 2014 in Hong Kong and currently employs over 150 financial experts and technologists. It has a presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand.
A serial internet entrepreneur and investor based in Thailand, Paul Srivorakul is one of the founders and the Group CEO of aCommerce, a full service end-to-end ecommerce solutions provider that raised the largest Series A in Southeast Asia of USD$17M since its founding in May 2013. He is also the Co-Founder & Executive Chairman of Ardent Capital, an early stage private capital fund focused on Southeast Asia. In the past seven years, he has raised over $30 million from investors such as Softbank, IDG, Recruit, NTT Docomo, Sumitomo, Axiata, Sinarmas, and Siemer and exited three of his past internet ventures at an accumulative value of over $100 million.
aCommerce is a regional full-service ecommerce solutions provider, delivering customized ecommerce solutions for global brands and retailers such as L’Oreal, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, Nestle, Lazada, MatahariMall, and LINE among others, and is on a mission to break the logistics bottleneck of Southeast Asia with technology. Founded in June 2013, aCommerce has offices and distribution centers in Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines. The company provides end-to-end ecommerce solutions to bring brands and retailers into online retail, including performance marketing, channel management, platform design and development, content production, order fulfillment and warehousing, delivery and logistics, customer service, and call centers.
His latest venture into real estate as the Founder and CEO of Revolution Precrafted, brings together over 70 of the world’s leading architects and designers including Tom Dixon, Sou Fujimoto, David Salle and celebrities such as Daphne Guinness and Lenny Kravitz.
Revolution supplies transportable, collectible, and customizable homes, hotels, condos, museums, pop up shops and pavilions to landowners, developers, retailers and end users all over the world.
Revolution is a collection of limited edition, pre-crafted properties, including homes and pavilions, introduced by Robbie Antonio, who is known for bringing in celebrity-branded developments. The project unites sixty one (68) of the world’s top designers to create an exclusive series of prefabricated, livable spaces.
With a network of cutting-edge technologies and cost-efficient productions systems, Revolution is democratizing high-design and architecture by introducing designed spaces in exclusive collaboration with industry leading creatives.
Tze Khay was appointed as the General Manager of Rev Asia Berhad on 1 January 2014. He was appointed as the Managing Director of its subsidiaries on 8 October 2013.
Tze Khay graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Management in Marketing from University of South Australia and soon afterwards began his career with Emap Malaysia Sdn Bhd as advertising executive, before joining Catcha.com Sdn Bhd (now known as Rev Lifestyle Sdn Bhd) in 2000.
Tze Khay has over 17 years of experience in the media industry and an exemplary track record in sales and advertising. Prior to stepping into his current role as Managing Director of the subsidiaries, he was responsible for the operations of the Group’s digital and publishing businesses. He has been with the Group for more than 10 years, and played a critical role in the pivot of Group businesses from a publishing magazine business to a full online media group.
Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur and formed in June 2013, REV Asia Holdings Group is one of Malaysia’s leading digital media group, owning and operating top authority brands with an extensive distribution platform that is able to reach a total reach of approximately 5 million people each month.
By combining the power of social media marketing and exceptional content with an established portfolio of authority brands, REV Asia Holdings Group is able to put its clients and their brands at the centre of social attention, providing influential digital marketing solutions to enable over 500 clients to engage and connect with their intended audience.
Among REV Asia Holdings Group brands are SAYS.com, Malaysia’s fastest growing social news website, 8Share, which is ASEAN’s leading social distribution platform with over 1 million members across Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, OHBULAN!, Malaysia’s No.1 Socialtainment website, and authority brand JUICE, the leading nightlife and street culture brand in Malaysia.
In August 2016, REV Asia Holdings Group acquired Viralcham and Rojaklah, two widely popular Chinese social websites, capturing approximately 54% of the total Chinese population in Malaysia.
REV Asia Holdings Group also has a region-wide content and advertising partnership with Business Insider Inc. for Business Insider websites in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
Roderick Purwana is Managing Partner of SMDV, an Indonesia based investment firm focusing on growth stage companies in South East Asia. SMDV provides venture investments, strategic network and mentorship to entrepreneurs building exceptional technology companies in Indonesia and the region.
Mr. Purwana has a diverse background with experiences in management, operations, investment and portfolio management through his work in multiple industries in Silicon Valley and in Southeast Asia. His exposure in Silicon Valley was primarily around technology and life science industry. Originally from Indonesia, He returned home in 2009 where he joined Quvat/Principia Management Group. Quvat is an investment firm with US$ 500 million in capital commitments under two private equity funds, specializing in early-stage and growth-stage investments into mid-market companies in Indonesia, Singapore, and Malaysia. During his time there, Roderick managed and led several strategic initiatives of one of the portfolio company, including strategy, M&A and IPO. Since returning to Indonesia, he has also served in various management capacities for companies in aviation infrastructure, food & beverage, and chemicals distribution sectors. Roderick is also a Co-Founder of Bobobobo.com, a lifestyle e-commerce company.
Aung is the founder and Group CEO of 2C2P, a Singapore headquartered payment solutions company serving financial institutions, e-commerce merchants and consumers across Southeast Asia. 2C2P has offices in nine Southeast Asia countries. He hails from Myanmar, but has been based in Singapore and Thailand for the past fifteen years.
Aung is passionate about contributing to the uptake and growth of the payments industry in Asia, particularly around alternative payments in emerging Southeast Asia market where credit and debit card penetration is low.
Aung co-founded Paysbuy, a Thai payments company, successfully exiting in 2007. He also founded SinaptIQ, a 3DSecure payment solutions provider.
Aung holds an Executive MBA from Chulalongkorn University’s Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration and ACE from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management. Aung was recognized as one of Asia's Top 25 Entrepreneurs by Business Week Magazine in 2009.
2C2P is a Singapore-headquartered pan-ASEAN payment services company. It was founded in 2003 by Aung Kyaw Moe, an entrepreneur from Myanmar who is based in Singapore and Thailand. In addition to establishing 2C2P, Aung has also co-founded Paysbuy a Thai payments company, in 2004.
2C2P works with financial institutions, e-commerce and m-commerce merchants. It is headquartered in Singapore and has offices across Southeast Asia, including in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand, as well as in Hong Kong.
The company processed over $2.2 billion in transactions in FY2014. 2C2P has received financial backing from venture capitalists Amun Capital, GMO Venture Partners and Digital Media Partners. 2C2P was listed by Deloitte as one of only three Singaporean businesses, and among the fastest growing regional technology companies in the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Awards. In 2015, it was named among the Top 25 payment startups by CB Insights, alongside Square Inc., Stripe (company), Adyen.
As CEO of Ninja Logistics Pte Ltd, Chang Wen has co-founded and built South East Asia’s fastest growing logistics solutions company, Ninja Van.
Prior to Ninja Van, Chang Wen founded a men’s apparel E-Commerce business, and the experience offered him insight into South East Asia’s logistics industry. He noticed major inefficiencies in the existing traditional logistics service offering, which was inhibiting E-Commerce businesses from fulfilling their delivery promises. It was based on this premise that Chang Wen decided to start Ninja Van.
Chang Wen founded Ninja Logistics in 2014, with a vision to provide E-Commerce businesses with technology-based solutions to solve their delivery needs. Across Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, Ninja Van now delivers over 15,000 parcels a day for 3,000 clients, and have amassed a fleet of more than 300 vehicles.
Chang Wen graduated with a Bachelor of Finance from Singapore Management University.
Launched in April 2014, Ninja Van is a leading technology<enabled e<commerce focused last<mile logistics provider in Southeast Asia with operations in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, powering businesses with innovative transport solutions.
With a focus on E<Commerce, Ninja Van provides businesses with technology<based solutions to optimise their logistics and achieve their business needs.
Ninja Van currently serves more than 3,000 merchants, including many of the region’s largest E< commerce players. On average, the company delivers over 15,000 parcels per day. The company has attracted a fast growing and loyal customer base and has successfully managed to grow revenues over 4x in the past 12 months. Ninja Van offers three delivery types, (i) Same<day courier (ii) Express courier (next day) (iii) Standard courier (1<3 days); Cash On Delivery option available
1. Ninja Van is an innovative business utilizing a proprietary technology and algorithm that connects and integrates multiple logistics networks (sortation centers, delivery fleets and physical distribution points) to optimize routes, delivery and fleet management.
2. In addition to home/business delivery, Ninja Van has set up physical distribution points such as Ninja Points (retail outlets) and Ninja Box (lockers) at strategic locations, which effectively enables them to scale rapidly.
3. The Company also forges partnerships with complementary transport fleets to optimise utilisation through its proprietary systems and capacity sharing model.
Tim Stewart has been stockbroker with some of Australia’s leading firms over the past 20 years. In recent years , being with BAILLIEU HOLST , one of the oldest firms established in 1889 he has been very active in bringing a number of small and medium sized growth companies to the ASX, where he often takes a substantial stake himself. Tim has worked and lived in both London and Hong Kong and has extensive contacts both within the business and political communities in Australia.
Baillieu Holst is one of Australia’s leading independently owned financial advisory firms, providing a range of wealth management services to clients. The merger of EL & C Baillieu and FW Holst & Co in 2012 combined two firms established in the late 1800’s focused on creating and managing clients’ wealth.
Spanning generations, Baillieu Holst has been built around relationships formed on trust, experience and expertise. It’s this continuity that ensures the relationships our clients have with the firm are of enduring value and form the foundations of Baillieu Holst’s ability to deliver on clients’ investment goals.
With over 150 staff throughout Australia and a private client network consisting of more than 80 advisers and assistants, Baillieu Holst services clients with funds in excess of $11 billion.
Our experienced team is committed to providing investment advice, with a range of offerings available including financial planning and superannuation services. We offer integrated wealth management solutions tailored to meet our clients’ unique wealth creation, protection and management needs.
Baillieu Holst has a strong research capability, supporting both its Private Wealth Management and Corporate departments. Our in-house research team specialises in under-covered stocks within the ASX 100 – 300 universe as well as growth companies outside the S&P/ASX 300. Our partner, Credit Suisse, provides comprehensive global research including the top 200 Australian equities.
The firm’s corporate department focuses on primary and secondary issues for emerging companies, with a commitment to long-term client relationships.
Tee joined Venturra as a partner after spending over two years at Ardent Capital, where she led the firm's investment effort as Head of Ardent Ventures. Prior to Ardent, Tee worked for Central Retail Corporation, Lehman Brothers New York, as well as launched Little Beast, an award-winning Bangkok-based restaurant. She received her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA from Brown University.
Venturra is a $150M early stage fund focusing on SE Asia.
Ferry Tenka graduated from Purdue Univ, USA, majoring in Science Eng with cum laude on 2007. During his university life, Ferry was engaged in lots of campus activities, which attracted the interest of many large companies towards him. His career thus begun in SanDisk,Inc (USA), where he worked as system design engineer, a job that is coveted by many people. However for him, this was not his passion. Inspired by his father who is an entrepreneur, Ferry dreamed to build his own company. Two years later, he gathered his resolution and return home to Indonesia to start his career as an entrepreneur.
In 2010, Ferry Tenka and his partner, Jason Lamuda built Disdus.com daily deals no 1 which is known as groupon.co.id. Together with Eka Himawan founded Indonesian mom and baby site Bilna in 2012 which is now known as Orami.
Orami.co.id formerly known as Bilna.com is the no. 1 ecommerce for mom and baby. Grand launching on February 8, 2013, Orami commitment is to assist mother in fulfilling all their needs during pregnancy and also the baby’s needs. Orami.co.id offers a shopping experience with a complete selection of product, a variety of secure payment methods, attractive promos every day and free shipping.
A graduate of University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Finance & CIS), Ashran started his career in the Oil & Gas sector with Petronas MITCO. He is a well-known figure in the local and regional entrepreneurship ecosystem and has led many organizations namely; Chairman, New Entrepreneurs Foundation (myNEF); Chairman, myHarapan; President, Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry & Entrepreneurs (NEF); and Deputy Chairman, Global Innovation & Entrepreneurship Foundation. In addition, he also served as an Advisory Board Member to Malaysian SME Development Academy (MASMED) as well as a Board Member for SME Corp.
In 2011, Ashran co-founded Joota, a social content networking site. Joota secured private investments of USD2.1mil, with patent and distribution partners in the USA. His recent initiatives include creating an accelerator for the creative sector via comics – ComicXcel and a new ASEAN regional award for start-ups – Rice Bowl Start-up Awards.
Ashran was appointed as the CEO of MaGIC in May 2016.
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC) was launched in April 2014 by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Najib Tun Abdul Razak. The center, located in Cyberjaya, was established to create a vibrant entrepreneurial hub in Southeast Asia, catalyze the ecosystem in Malaysia, and provide the necessary support to Malaysian entrepreneurs to increase the number of successful, high-growth startups regionally and globally. Since its launch, MaGIC has helped a large number of both Malaysian and regional entrepreneurs through its initiatives and various programme.
MaGIC enables and supports the sustainable growth of entrepreneurship in Malaysia as a new value creator and economic growth driver for the nation. It collaborates with other government agencies, industry and community stakeholders, working as a catalyst to drive development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
MaGIC’s initiatives foster the spirit of entrepreneurship, helping to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary skills, capabilities and network to create value and succeed. Through its initiatives, MaGIC facilitates the growth of creativity and innovation across the nation, helping position Malaysia as a global creativity and innovation (C&I) hub.
MaGIC Social Entrepreneurship (MaGIC SE) is also committed to driving the growth of this sector through community engagement and outreach programs, capability development and social impact measurement programs and providing a platform for social entrepreneurs to engage with impact investors. MaGIC SE also engages with policy makers and the private sector to initiate systemic changes within the sector.
For more information, kindly visit www.mymagic.my
Julian was appointed as the Head of SPH’s newly created Digital Division in March 2015. He is responsible for spearheading the Company’s strategy and growth in the digital space.
Before this, Julian was the Chief Executive Officer of 701Search Pte Ltd, a regional online classifieds joint venture company between SPH, Norway’s Schibsted and Telenor. Responsible for the strategic development and growth of the company in Southeast Asia, he grew the business from a start-up in a single location to a regional company with a strong footprint in the region, in a span of 7 years. He currently sits on the Board of 701Search and is also the Chairman of Silver Thailand, an online classifieds joint venture between Naspers, Schibsted, Telenor and SPH.
In 2007, Julian was the Chief Operating Officer of SPH Search Pte Ltd, an online local search and directory business. Before that, he was in the Corporate Development Division of SPH where he played a pivotal role in developing strategies and business plans for SPH’s push into the Internet and mobile worlds.
Julian graduated with First Class Honours in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and earned two Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) degrees from INSEAD and Tsinghua University in 2009.
Blake has spent his career leading teams and overseeing operations during periods of high growth for both Fortune 500 companies and tech start-ups across four continents. In his current role, Blake oversees Lalamove’s business outside of Mainland China.
Formerly, he served as the managing director of Rocket Internet’s Easy Taxi in Hong Kong. He also helped launch the business in India, Indonesia and Singapore.
Previously, Blake co-founded and served as the managing director of Air Crew Club, a global marketplace for airline employees, from 2012 to 2013.
Blake also served at the Clinton Foundation in their Global Health Finance Department in South Africa.
Blake started his career at Walgreens from 2004 to 2010, in various managerial roles across Finance, Marketing, and Market Strategy.
He graduated from ESADE Business School (Spain) and NUS (Singapore) with an MBA, and University of Iowa, USA with a BBA in Finance and Marketing."
Originally founded in 2013 as EasyVan in Hong Kong, Lalamove is Asia’s leading local delivery platform with a presence in more than 60 cities. Lalamove’s mission of making local delivery faster and simpler is driven through harnessing the power of mobile internet to bring the sharing economy to logistics.
In the past 3 years, more than two million customers and hundreds of thousands of professional van, motorcycle, and truck drivers across the region have used Lalamove to help their business grow. Lalamove leads the revolution of local logistics landscape using an asset light model to with features like instant order matching, vehicle tracking, 24/7 services, and drivers rating to improve intra-city delivery.
Via its platform, Lalamove allows businesses to easily scale their delivery options providing faster service to their customers and empowering drivers to increase their income and optimize their their work. This reduces the need for so many vehicles which in turn reduces traffic congestion and pollution in Asia’s cities crowded cities.
Born in Germany in 1973, Michael has enjoyed a multinational career as a business leader ranging across 4 continents and 4 industries.
After graduating from the oldest university in Germany (Heidelberg) with a Master of Arts in Economics in 1999, Michael went on a journey that took him to Switzerland, Germany, Thailand, China, Paraguay, Lao PDR, Vietnam, the Caribbean and back to Thailand!
Working for Global Fortune 500 companies like Coca-Cola (Food & Beverages), Henkel (Cosmetics), and Vimpelcom (Telecommunications) Michael became a CEO at 33 years of age. He quickly carved out a reputation as a creative, charismatic and highly successful business leader running businesses up to the size of 700M USD yearly turnover.
Michael is the co-founder and CEO of Eatigo the leading online reservation platform for restaurants in Thailand and Singapore. Eatigo connects empty stomachs with empty tables via time based discounts and the help of yield management algorithms. Visionary and relentless in business Michael unwinds by playing golf, running Marathons and spending time with his wife Aimee and his two children MJ and Aiana.
Founded in 2013 by entrepreneurs of diverse nationalities (French, Singaporean Indian and Thai), Eatigo aims to connect empty stomachs to empty tables. Via its Iphone and android applications and website, Eatigo serves up time based discounts of up to 50% for all participating restaurants, every day at near 700 of the most popular dining venues in Bangkok, Pattaya and Singapore.
The discounts apply to every food item on the menu and can be booked at no cost whatsoever online without any credit card information and no coupons. It’s as simple as that!
Restaurants join Eatigo in order to fill up their empty seats in off-peak hours and increase their profitability because Eatigo ensures they turn a profit on every single available table.
The business model effectively takes the tried and tested yield management principles of charging different prices at different times used successfully in the travel and hotel industries and applies them to the F&B sector.
Having seated over 2 Million diners Eatigo is the leading online reservation platform for restaurants in Thailand and Singapore. Eatigo was founder-funded across its seed stage and closed its Series A in December 2015.
The Series B by TripAdvisor followed in October 2016 bringing total funding to date to USD 15.5M.
With product-market fit proven and both hyper growth and positive unit-economics in place Eatigo is now getting ready to move into other markets across the region.
Sebastian Togelang is a Serial Entrepreneur since his age of early 20’s, Investor, Business Angel, Growth Hacker, Fund Manager and Founder of several International Tech Companies with over 15-years experience in Tech, Marketing, Digital & Start-ups.
He is the Founder and Managing Director of Kejora Group (Kejora Ventures); a company builder and Venture Capital with over 30 Investments in Asia.
Sebastian is also co-founder of Ideabox: an incubator set up between Mountain Kejora Ventures and Indosat/Ooredoo Group, focusing on incubating technology companies in the emerging markets.
In Southeast Asia, he co-founded and invested in companies such as C88 Group (www.c88fintech.com, leading financial ecommerce), Qareer Group (www.qareergroup.asia, leading Career platform), Jualo (C2C Marketplace), Etobee (Logistic), Investree (Investree.id, leading P2P lending) and more than 20 other companies that created more than 700 jobs within 2 Years. He also co-founded the FinTech Association and act as secretary general of the Venture Capital Association in Indonesia (Amvesindo).
Sebastian started his career at Deutsche Bank & Deutsche Boerse (German stock exchange). He studied at Johann Wolfgang University in Frankfurt.
Kejora is a highly active Venture Capital company setup in 2014, with the commitment to build one of the largest Internet platform and tech ecosystem in Southeast Asia. Kejora Ventures focuses on investing, building and growing highly scalable businesses to create the leading companies from the region. With a sound management team, Kejora Ventures works actively in connecting startups with important decision makers in the region enabling faster growth and expansion. The firm has offices in Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore and Philippines.
Pravan heads Internet Investments in Asia for the Venture Capital team at the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group. IFC has invested over $1 billion in venture capital investments in VC Funds and directly into Internet, HealthTech, EduTech and CleanTech companies. His investments include Lenskart, BigBasket, NephroPlus, Azure Power and Portea Medical in India and Jungle Ventures, Jungle SeedPlus, Oway and Reddoorz in Southeast Asia. Prior to joining IFC, Pravan was a Principal with ORIX Venture Finance in New York and started his career in investment banking. Pravan holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is based in Singapore.
Established in 1956, International Finance Corporation (IFC) is owned by 184 member countries and has a presence in 100 nations worldwide. As a member of the World Bank Group, IFC is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. Working with 2,000 businesses worldwide, we use our six decades of experience to create opportunity where it’s needed most. IFC identifies and invests in technology innovation that improves livelihoods by enhancing access to, and lowering the cost of, essential products and services. Our strategic focus is on addressing the constraints to private sector growth in manufacturing, agribusiness, services, financial institutions, infrastructure and natural resources to reduce poverty and foster inclusive growth. We provide loans, syndications, blended finance, advisory services and mobilize capital for investment through IFC’s Asset Management Company.
One of the World Bank Group’s major commitments is to provide access to finance for one billion people by 2020. As part of this ambitious goal, IFC has committed to helping provide access to 600 million financial transaction accounts by 2020. IFC's goal is to increase the reach and breadth of financial services to the world’s un- and underbanked on a massive scale, while simultaneously reducing the cost to serve by fostering and supporting innovative and sustainable financial services providers. Digital financial services are critical to achieving this goal. For more information, visit www.ifc.org
Lazada Group operates Lazada, Southeast Asia’s number one online shopping and selling destination, with presence in Indonesia (www.lazada.co.id), Malaysia (www.lazada.com.my), the Philippines (www.lazada.com.ph), Singapore (www.lazada.sg), Thailand (www.lazada.co.th) and Vietnam (www.lazada.vn).
Launched in March 2012, Lazada is pioneering eCommerce in the region by providing customers with an effortless shopping experience with multiple payment methods including cash-on-delivery, extensive customer care and free returns. Lazada features a wide product offering in categories ranging from consumer electronics to household goods, toys, fashion and sports equipment.
Lazada offers brands and merchants a marketplace solution with simple and direct access to about 560 million consumers in six countries through one retail channel.
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Ferdy is currently the Head of Emerging Business and SMB for Indonesia and Philippines for Facebook. He is responsible to educate, help and grow the SMB business. Prior to Facebook, he worked at several companies such as Google, Skyscanner, LinkedIn and American Express. He has keen interest in growing the SMB business and contribute to the community.
Ferdy has Master of Business Administration from Newcastle Business School - Northumbria University and he holds Bachelor science of Business from University of London.
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