Feb. 23, 2021

Hiro Kiga - From VC to Founder

Hiro Kiga is the co-founder and COO of Wallex, a B2B fintech company. His career started as a developer at a bank and moved into venture capital before getting the itch to build something.

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Feb. 16, 2021

Shiyan Koh - Backing Hilariously Early Founders

Venture capital is both over glorified and misunderstood. VCs are an important part of the tech ecosystem. You need capital to build a business and venture capitalists will invest in highly risky, early stage startups when traditional banks will not. Companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter, are all examples of companies that accepted venture capital to grow. But many people, including entrepreneurs, don’t really understand how the business of venture capital works.

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Feb. 9, 2021

Felicia Kawilanrang - Traits of Early Employees

Many times, early employees don’t get the same name recognition as the founders. But their contributions are no less significant. Today I’m talking to Felicia Kawilanrang, VP of Marketing and Communications for Halodoc. Felicia was the telemedicine app’s first senior marketing hire and has seen the company grow from 40 employees to its nearly 600 employees today.

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Feb. 2, 2021

Ritchie Goenawan - Scaling a Rocketship

In Season 1 of Sidedoor, I interviewed all founders. I love founder stories because they’re just different. But founders are not alone in this journey. If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Founders need a strong team. What that team looks like will change over time. So I wanted to start Season 2 by talking to key employees at fast growing startups and understanding what building a startup is like from their perspective and how it differs from a founder and how i…

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Dec. 29, 2020

Gita Sjahrir - Improving Health and Equality

The final guest of Season 1 is Gita Sjahrir. She’s the co-founder and CEO of R Fitness, a growing health and wellness startup, focused on helping improve the lives of all Indonesians.

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Dec. 21, 2020

Pangeran Siahaan - Quality Media, Beyond Clicks

Today’s guest is Pangeran Siahaan, co-founder and CEO of Asumsi.co. Asumsi is a leading millennial media publication. Founded in 2017, the site has been bootstrapped until recently, when they raised a seed round from East Ventures.

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Nov. 27, 2020

Ilya Kravtsov - Reinvention Amidst a Pandemic

Covid-19 has crushed businesses around the world. Especially those in the food, travel, and live events space. Today my guest is Ilya Kravtsov, co-founder and CEO of PouchNATION.

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Nov. 9, 2020

Melia Winata - Growing a Social Enterprise

Today's guest is Melia Winata, co-founder and CMO of Du Anyam. Du Anyam is a social enterprise that works with female communities to create wicker products. They were the official merchandise of the 2018 Asian Games and their products have won awards like the Inacraft Awards in 2018.

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Oct. 19, 2020

Nicole Yap - Building a Tech Ecosystem

Today’s guest is Nicole Yap, the Managing Director of Digitaraya, a startup accelerator in Jakarta. Nicole has seen Indonesia’s entrepreneurial landscape change dramatically since she first visited Indonesia in 2013. Now, she’s part of the dedicated core that’s helping build out Indonesia’s tech ecosystem and transform it into the crown jewel of Southeast Asia.

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Oct. 11, 2020

Tiger Fang - Lessons From High Growth Startups

From the outside, being a tech founder seems like a sexy job. But the reality is far different. It’s lonely and a constant struggle.

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