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Felicia Kawilarang - 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 Kawilarang, 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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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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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…