Episodes

April 20, 2021

Ronald Ishak - Developing Indonesia’s Technical Talent

Indonesia is in the midst of a technical renaissance. Within the past ten years, Indonesia has gone from a country confused by tech startups, to a booming industry with multiple billion dollar companies. But as the excitement...

Indonesia Founder Stories

April 13, 2021

Samira Shihab - Bootstrapping an Fashion Marketplace

Samira Shihab is the co-founder and CEO of Tinkerlust, a secondhand fashion marketplace in Indonesia. Shihab spent much of her youth in Pennsylvania and then moved to Silicon Valley to get her MBA. After moving back to Indone...

Indonesia Founder Stories

April 05, 2021

Cleo Randing: Making Insurance Simple

Roughly 2% of all Indonesians have insurance. While fintech gets a lot of the headlines, insurance has an equally large opportunity in Indonesia. Cleo Randing is the founder and CEO of PasarPolis, an insurance startup using t...

Indonesia Founder Stories

March 22, 2021

Pamitra Wineka - The Accidental Entrepreneur

Today's guest is TaniHub Group co-founder and president, Pamitra Wineka, otherwise known as Eka. TaniHub is on a mission to help Indonesian farmers get more reliable and higher income from each of their harvests. They do this...

Indonesia Founder Stories

March 16, 2021

Nipun Mehra - Powering Indonesian Retail

Today’s guest is Nipun Mehra, co-founder and CEO of Ula. Ula is on a mission to help offline retail shops with their wholesale purchasing. It’s hard getting reliable products at wholesale prices and there are many different p...

Founder Stories Indonesia

February 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. We’ve heard entrepreneur stories her...

Founder Stories Singapore

February 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 tr...

Singapore Investors

February 09, 2021

Felicia Kawilarang - 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 Kawilarang, VP of Marketing and Communications for Halodoc. Felici...

Indonesia Operators

February 02, 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. Fou...

Operators Indonesia

December 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. Our conversation transcends the R Fitness...

Founder Stories Indonesia

December 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 Ven...

Founder Stories Indonesia

November 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. PouchNATION is an event-based, crowd managemen...

Founder Stories Indonesia

November 09, 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...

Founder Stories Indonesia

October 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...

Indonesia Operators

October 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. Today my guest is Tiger Fang, co-founder and CEO of Kargo, a digital logistics company in In...

Founder Stories Indonesia

September 08, 2020

Irma Surya - Simplifying Legal Advice

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 Le...

Founder Stories Indonesia

August 24, 2020

Reducing Plastic Waste in Indonesia

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 was...

Founder Stories Indonesia

August 11, 2020

Indra Wiralaksmana - Building a Muslim Social Network

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 bas...

Founder Stories Indonesia

August 02, 2020

Aparna Saxena - Reinventing Social Enterprise

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 b...

Indonesia Operators

July 14, 2020

William Tunggaldjaja - Competing with Ecommerce Goliaths

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 A...

Founder Stories Indonesia

July 07, 2020

Charlotte Kowara - Finding Purpose

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 l...

Founder Stories Indonesia

June 22, 2020

Dick Listijono: Seizing Opportunity

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 ...

Founder Stories Indonesia