Arip Tirta: Technology Can Change People and Business in a Fast and Significant Way
Started from Silicon Valley, Arip Tirta has specialties in venture capital, venture lending, private equity, start-ups, entrepreneurs, financial structuring and business models
This article is a part of DailySocial’s Mastermind Series, featuring innovators and leaders in Indonesia’s tech industry sharing their stories and point of view.
Silicon Valley is the paradise of the startup industry and Arip Tirta spent nearly 7 years analyzing the market for the US-based leading capital market company that lends to technology, life sciences, and sustainable technology companies. He has specialties in venture capital, venture lending, private equity, start-ups, entrepreneurs, financial structuring, and business models.
In 2011 he decided to come home and built his own venture. His startup debut is in the property sector, with UrbanIndo, an online service that helps its users to market, sell, and buy property in Indonesia. After being acquired by another proptech startup 99.co, Arip moved to the next venture in the accommodation sector, Bobobox. Aside from building a venture, he also actively invest in startups, he also directly involved in some of the startups.
Arip's current focus now lies in Evermos, the first social commerce to empower Small Medium Enterprises and individuals, by connecting brand owners to resellers to end consumers through the platform. He's currently very passionate about cultivating the SME ecosystem, also become a part of BRI Ventures' commissioner to help to build the VC ecosystem in Indonesia.
Aside from his experience in Silicon Valley, Arip Tirta has specialties in venture capital, venture lending, private equity, start-ups, entrepreneurs, financial structuring, and business models. DailySocial team has an opportunity to discuss his venture and future expectations of the Indonesian tech industry.
When was the first time you realize that you're in the tech industry?
I have an educational background in scientific computing. It's a combination of applied math, statistics, and computer science. During my campus life, I always dreaming about making it into Wall Street and become a trader. Then, life got in the way. In my last year of college, I got an interview with one of the venture capital & private equity-based in Palo Alto. My viewpoint of the tech industry was limited at that time, however, I managed to pass the interview with my technical skill.
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