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Felicia Kawilanrang - Traits of Early Employees

Feb. 9, 2021

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…

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Ritchie Goenawan - Scaling a Rocketship

Feb. 2, 2021

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.…

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Gita Sjahrir - Improving Health and Equality

Dec. 29, 2020

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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Pangeran Siahaan - Quality Media, Beyond Clicks

Dec. 21, 2020

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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Ilya Kravtsov - Reinvention Amidst a Pandemic

Nov. 27, 2020

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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Melia Winata - Growing a Social Enterprise

Nov. 9, 2020

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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Nicole Yap - Building a Tech Ecosystem

Oct. 19, 2020

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 ec…

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Tiger Fang - Lessons From High Growth Startups

Oct. 11, 2020

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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Irma Surya - Simplifying Legal Advice

Sept. 8, 2020

TV has romanticized lawyers with shows like Suits, The Practice, and the Good Wife. But the reality is, legal advice is expensive and overwhelming, especially for small to medium sized businesses. In the US, companies like LegalZoom have made getting access to legal documents easier. In Indonesia, …

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Reducing Plastic Waste in Indonesia

Aug. 24, 2020

Plastic waste is a huge problem in Indonesia. It’s the second largest polluter globally at 3.22 metric tons a year. Today on the podcast we have two very ambitious women, both looking to make a dent in Indonesia’s plastic waste.

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Indra Wiralaksmana - Building a Muslim Social Network

Aug. 11, 2020

Across the globe, there are 1.7 billion Muslims, second only to Christianity at 2.3 billion. This represents a huge opportunity. Today's guest is Indra Wiralaksmana, co-founder and CEO of Umma . Umma is a Muslim community based platform. It's part social network, part content aggregator, but design…

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Aparna Saxena - Reinventing Social Enterprise

Aug. 2, 2020

Social enterprises are often mistaken for non-profits. They are perceived to be "feel good" organizations associated with a good cause. But social enterprises are real businesses. They need direction, revenue, and talent to become sustainable businesses. Like any company, this requires a CEO who ca…

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William Tunggaldjaja - Competing with Ecommerce Goliaths

July 14, 2020

We live in a world where anything we want is one click away. Ecommerce has made this possible. No matter which part of the world you're in, there is an ecommerce giant dominating the market. In the US there is Amazon. In SE Asia, there is Lazada and Shopee. But ecommerce is much larger than a few b…

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Charlotte Kowara - Finding Purpose

July 7, 2020

Aimlessly wandering might be fun during a post-graduation gap year. But for most everyone else, it leaves us wanting more. What drives us differs from person to person. Some want money, others fame, but Charlotte Kowara was looking for more. Despite having worked for some of the biggest companies i…

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Dick Listijono: Seizing Opportunity

June 22, 2020

For some, the thought of going to their job brings a knot of anxiety to their stomach. Not everyone loves their job. A great deal of the time, despite not enjoying their work, people stay at their current jobs. No matter how much they dislike it. While others fantasize about their dream career, oth…