Just like that, the first half of 2015 has passed us by. Not sure about you, but I really feel like the time is getting faster and faster. They say that from age 1-20 it feels super long but once you hit 20s, it starts to get fast. I’ve been super thankful and grateful of what has happened or what I did so far in 2015:
- Soft launched Talenta. Managed to convert 10 companies from free to paying companies. List including Kudo, Shopdeca, and the hottest topic in town: GrabTaxi and GoJek.
- Met one of my inspiration/role model: Joel Gascoigne, CEO and co-founder of Buffer.
- Celebrated Valentine with my sister’s birthday
- Celebrated Chinese New Year with my family
- Awesome East Ventures family: dinner with Sequoia, another founders dinner, Kudo’s open house
- Went to H Island (thank you Riady): First on March, then again on May
- Celebrated my birthday with my friends and then with my beloved team.
- Hosted a panel for Echelon Jakarta 2015.
- Went to Hillsong Tour in Jakarta 2015.
- Went to Startup Asia Singapore 2015 with these awesome people – had dinner with the Japanese VCs too
- Happy birthday, best dad in the world!
- Went to Ultra Music Festival Seoul 2015: Some videos here, here, and here
- Covered by Nikkei Japan by Yuri Matsui and Erina Matsui – the sisters who traveled several countries in SE Asia and then US (NY and SF) also Germany and London to write about startups.
- Pitched at Rising Expo 2015 – (CyberAgent Ventures’ annual event where they invite 50+ Japanese investors and selected 10+ startups from SE Asia who are raising $1m+) after hosting it last year.
Looking back, I felt like I have done tons of things and these are only the highlights of what is a great year so far. I’m really looking forward to the second half of this year where things can only get even better. In fact, I’m starting to remind myself of my New Year’s resolution such as losing weight (I’ve started going to sports club – did 15 laps of swimming today) and also writing more, and reading more (I want to finish all the Game of Thrones books by end of year).
How was yours?