San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
While building your startup from the ground up is quite tough already, deciding to sell the business in the end might also be one of the toughest decisions a founder must make. That’s the decision Soegianto Widjaya and Andry Suhaili faced before selling their respective companies - DapurMasak and PriceArea - earlier this year. We bring them together for our first Tech in Asia Meetup in Bandung this year.
Both Widjaya and Suhaili tasted failure before achieving success. The two of them each founded ventures that sunk to the ground before rebounding and building firms that other companies bought. How did those two founders have the mettle to keep doing what they were doing? And how did they feel when they decided to sell their baby?
The meetup will be conducted in Bahasa.
- 6.30 – 7.15pm: Registration
- 7:15 – 8.10pm: [Keynotes] The journey from fundraising to getting acquired
- 8:10 – 8.25pm: Q&A
- 8.25 – 9.00pm: Networking & light refreshments
Speaker: Soegianto Widjaya
Soegianto is the founder of DapurMasak.com. He graduated from the University of Indonesia with a degree in Accounting. DapurMasak is a platform that connects lets household chefs share their cookbooks with other food lovers! In 2014, Japan’s Cookpad purchased in DapurMasak. Soegianto believes that through the spirit of sharing, he can spread the joy of cooking and turn Indonesia into a healthier, richer, and happier country.
Speaker: Andry Suhaili
Upon completing a double major (Computer Science & Computer Animation) from the Arts Institute of California, Los Angeles, Andry founded an advertising company and continued to operate within the industry for seven years servicing a spectrum of clients from varying industries.
His experience as an entrepreneur, understanding of consumer behavior, and awareness of the commercial landscape (both offline and online) led him to develop PriceArea, an invaluable solution for online window shoppers. PriceArea received investments from East Ventures, GREE, and SONY’s So-Net before South Korea’s Yello Mobile purchased it in May.
When & Where
Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
ETPL is the technology transfer arm of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore’s lead agency for fostering world-class scientific research and talent. As a one-stop resource, ETPL supports A*STAR in transforming the economy through driving innovation and commercialising its research outcomes.
Also known as Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd, ETPL enhances the research output of A*STAR scientists by translating their inventions into marketable products or processes. Through shaping and facilitating licensing deals and spin-offs, ETPL actively engages industry leaders and players to commercialise A*STAR’s technologies and apply them to building ecosystems that benefit business, industry and economy.
For more information, please visit http://www.etpl.sg