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
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
Finally visited Borobudur!
Given a chance to create a profile for myself by Enricko Lukman.
East Ventures’ SaaS meetup
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
Got into Google’s Launchpad Accelerator
Moved into Talenta new office
Attended my first ever Korean wedding
Shared my journey in front of one of the biggest university in Surabaya
Watched Dimitri Vegas Like Mike
UMF KOREA 2016 (Garrix was sick and Van Buuren crazy!)
Blk 71 San Fransisco! (SG startup founders would relate)
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
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
Pitched at Fenox Startup World Cup event in Jakarta
Covered by InfoKomputer magazine
Celebrated Indonesia Independence Day with the team
Our office is covered by Tech in Asia
Talenta’s management team dinner
Second Korean wedding ever!
Celebrated Talenta’s 2nd birthday!
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