Season 2

Indonesia Founder Stories

Ronald Ishak - Developing Indonesia’s Technical Talent

April 20, 2021

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 excitemen…

Indonesia Founder Stories

Samira Shihab - Bootstrapping an Fashion Marketplace

April 13, 2021

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 Indon…

Indonesia Founder Stories

Cleo Randing: Making Insurance Simple

April 5, 2021

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 …

Indonesia Founder Stories

Pamitra Wineka - The Accidental Entrepreneur

March 22, 2021

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 thi…

Founder Stories Indonesia

Nipun Mehra - Powering Indonesian Retail

March 16, 2021

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 …

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Hiro Kiga - From VC to Founder

Feb. 23, 2021

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 he…

Singapore Investors

Shiyan Koh - Backing Hilariously Early Founders

Feb. 16, 2021

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 t…

Indonesia Operators

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. Felic…

Operators Indonesia

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. Fo…