Jakob is the CEO and founder of Ayoconnect -Indonesia's largest API platform. He has close to 10 years of experience in the Indonesian tech landscape. His experience includes e-commerce, fintech, and financial services. He witnessed and has shaped first-hand the development of the South-East Asian startup ecosystem. The company has raised US$15M from institutional venture capital firms, private equity funds, and strategic investors.
Previously, Jakob was the Managing Director of Lazada Indonesia, South-East Asia's largest E-commerce group which was acquired by Alibaba for US$4 billion. Previously, Jakob started his career as a Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Based in their Berlin office, he focused on financial services, banking and corporate finance. Jakob is an active angel investor and speaker at industry conferences, a startup mentor for well-known incubators in Indonesia such as MDI Ventures' Indigo and Startup Studio Indonesia, as well as an Advisor for early-stage companies. He lives with his wife and two children in Jakarta.