I am still amazed that I can keep saying this year in year out. 2016 was nothing short of incredible for me. Another year full of travels. Wanted to update this blog earlier in the year but the past 3 months has been awesome that I kept pushing this day by day. Finally get to update this!
Celebrated the New Year with the BFFs at Sentosa
Starting the year with all hands on deck meeting at Talenta and our monthly dinner
Reunited with my sisters
H Island weekend out
Watched Justin Kan (YC Partners & Founder of Twitch – $1B exit to Amazon) keynote/on-stage interview on a weekend.
Growing Talenta’s family dinner
My sister’s – Michele’s birthday
Chinese New Year! The year of Monkey!
Went back to Medan, my dad’s hometown!
Did a keynote at Clapham conference
Another keynote at GnB Accelerator launch.
Participated in Wirausaha Muda Mandiri 2016 at Jogjakarta
Exhibited at Binus Job Expo 2016
Finally visited Borobudur!
Traveled to Bali for PMSM (HR organization) event and had a break there
Given a chance to create a profile for myself by Enricko Lukman.
Trip to Korea (Tagging along with CIDAuto team to their team retreat, saw the cherry blossom with my sister, shared my experience to Korean startup scene)
East Ventures’ SaaS meetup
April Talenta family dinner
Attended Tech in Asia Singapore 2016 which coincided with my birthday
24th birthday dinner with people that I became close with in 2016
First ever East Ventures Career Day
Opening of new East Ventures Hive
My first ever uni friend got married
First ever Talenta HR gathering
Got into Google’s Launchpad Accelerator
Moved into Talenta new office
Attended my first ever Korean wedding
Had our first ever Talenta outing to an island without any reception or even electricity at day
Shared my journey in front of one of the biggest university in Surabaya
Watched Dimitri Vegas Like Mike
Traveled to Taiwan for my sister’s graduation and also the youngest sister’s birthday(probably the only birthday in the family where the whole family is in the same town for a while now)
UMF KOREA 2016 (Garrix was sick and Van Buuren crazy!)
Landed in SF for Google Launchpad 2016 – wrote a piece about the experience.
Blk 71 San Fransisco! (SG startup founders would relate)
Google booked the whole ferry for our Golden Gate Bridge tour
Went for Yosemite and Bay Bridge tour
Finally checked “Skydiving” off my bucketlist
Profiled by Asianentrepeneur.org
New York, New York, finally! Went to:
Brooklyn – Times Square – Insight Venture Partners’ nice office – Grand Central Terminal – Top of the Rock NYC – Statue of Liberty – NASDAQ (NYSE) – Ate the original Halal Guys – MoMA – Brooklyn Bridge
Las Vegas! Went for a 4th of July party with Christina Suria (Steve Aoki!)
Had our largest town hall in 2016
East Ventures Founders meetup: Scaling organization
Back to Jogja for mentoring and judging of Fenox Startup WorldCup event
Interviewed by MNC TV for Google Launchpad experience
Announced our funding led by Skystar Capital and East Ventures.
Pitched at Fenox Startup World Cup event in Jakarta
Covered by InfoKomputer magazine
Celebrated Indonesia Independence Day with the team
Did our next HR gathering
Our office is covered by Tech in Asia
Talenta’s management team dinner
Second Korean wedding ever!
Covered by Metro TV!
Celebrated Talenta’s 2nd birthday!
Probably the most beautiful Bali wedding in my life so far
Halloween party with the gang
Speaking at a panel for IWIC 2016
Singapore trip with bae
Speaker in two panels of Tech in Asia Jakarta 2017- always fun!
Interviewed by Billy Boen at Young on Top radio!
Talenta HR gathering with Googlers as a speaker
Ended the year with Korean trip and started the year right