Meet East Ventures’ 22 Inspiring Entrepreneurs Listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List

3 April 2019

Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia is a set of lists issued annually by Forbes magazines that recognize 300 business and industry figures, with 30 selected in ten industries each.

In 2019, 7 East Ventures backed founders were listed: Haryanto Tanjo of Moka; Amanda Cole of Sayurbox; Archie Carlson and Sugito Alim of Stickearn; Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro, Harya Putra, and Sofian Hadiwijaya of Warung Pintar. Levana Sani of Nalagenetics was also listed in the Indonesian version of the list.

2018: Josephine Chow and Lai Shanru of Shopback.

2017: Winston Utomo and William Utomo of IDN Media; Adamas Belva Devara and Iman Usman of Ruangguru; Joshua Kevin of Talenta; Oswald Yeo, Ying Cong Seah, and Qin En Looi of Glints.

2016: Ferry Unardi of Traveloka; Moses Lo of Xendit; Sylvia Yin of Shoppr; Korawad Chearavanont of Eko.

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 List

Haryanto Tanjo (Moka)

Together with Grady Laksmono, Haryanto co-founded Moka, a startup founded in 2014 that helps SMEs and retailers to manage payment and other business operations. By providing advanced tools of POS, Moka helps business owners to focus on serving the customers better and growing the business.

Amanda Cole (Sayurbox)

Amanda and Metha, 31, co-founded Sayurbox in 2016, a tech supported platform to distribute fresh and organic produces to consumers. By cutting the supply chain, Sayurbox could provide higher revenue for farmers by still offering competitive prices.

Archie Carlson and Sugito Alim (Stickearn)

StickEarn was cofounded by Archie Carlson and Sugito Alim with 2 other partners: Garry Limanata and Hartanto Alim. The adtech startup has supported over 200 clients spanning across 17 industries within Indonesia, and has paid out $2 million in additional income to over 60,000 drivers.

Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro, Harya Putra, and Sofian Hadiwijaya (Warung Pintar)

Warung Pintar empowers micro businesses by providing mom-and-pop stores, known as ‘warung’, by providing them access to technology from wifi to cashless transaction. It has over 1,200 kiosks as per January spread in greater Jakarta area and recently reached Banyuwangi, East Java. Warung Pintar targets to reach 5,000 kiosks by end of year.

Levana Sani (Nalagenetics | Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Indonesia 2019)

Levana Sani co-founded Nalagenetics, a Singapore based genetic testing company. The startup aims to reduce cost-effective tests tailored to Asian populations in Singapore and Indonesia. It works with healthcare providers, such as hospitals, to test and discover potential drug adverse reaction and low prescription efficacy based on patient’s genetic make-up.

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 2018 List

Josephine Chow and Lai Shanru (Shopback)

Josephine Chow and Lai Shanru are co-founders at ShopBack, a lifestyle portal leading the way for smarter shopping in Asia, with more than 3.5 million registered consumers across six countries : Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippine, Taiwan, and Australia.

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia 2017 List

Winston Utomo and William Utomo (IDN Media)

Winston and William Utomo founded IDN Media, a leading multi-platform media company for Millennials and Gen Z in Indonesia. IDN Media operates IDN Times,,, Yummy, IDN Creative, IDN Event, and IDN Creator Network.

Joshua Kevin (Talenta)

Joshua is the founder of Talenta, a cloud-based human resource management platform that helps enterprises streamline processes such as payroll and employee database development. Since it is cloud-based, no installation or implementation is needed. Kevin’s broad background in the tech industry spans venture capital, media and telecommunications. In 2018, the company was acquired by Sleekr.

Oswald Yeo, Ying Cong Seah, and Qin En Looi (Glints)

This trio of Singaporean entrepreneurs dropped out of Berkeley, Stanford and Wharton respectively to launch Glints, their talent recruitment and career discovery platform for young people.

Note : Qin En left Glints management team in October 2017.

Adamas Belva Devara and Iman Usman (Ruangguru)

Belva and Usman cofounded, the #1 tech-enabled education provider in the region. Ruangguru was launched in 2014 as an edtech platform connecting tutors to students. While Syah has a Stanford MBA and Harvard Masters of Public Administration under his belt, Usman did his Masters of International Education Development at Columbia University.

Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia 2016 List

Sylvia Yin (Shoppr)

Yin is a cofounder of Shoppr, an online store aggregator app that gives users clothing recommendations. Shoppr as an app lets women find outfits by their favorite brands that are suitable to Southeast Asian tastes.

Ferry Unardi (Traveloka)

Ferry returned to Indonesia to found online flight and hotel booking site in 2012- Traveloka today is one of the Unicorn in South East Asia.

Moses Lo (Xendit)

Moses is the founder and CEO of Xendit, a payment gateway that makes payments for all kinds of businesses in Indonesia painless. We allow our customers to receive and send money with simple integrations. Previously, he was an associate at Boston Consulting Group. He holds an MBA from U.C. Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of New South Wales.

Korawad Chearavanont (Eko)

Korawad is CEO of Eko, a workplace communications tool that combines email with mobile messaging for easy search and synchronization. He turned his focus full time to Eko after dropping out of Columbia University, set on fulfilling his dream of showing that Thais can innovate globally competitive technology.