Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

Welcome to the abnormalization of transportation – TechCrunch

Something odd is in motion in Los Angeles. On a recent day at the office, colleagues debated the merits of the Boring Company’s proposal to alleviate Dodger traffic via levitating tunnel pods. I stepped out for coffee in the afternoon and was almost run over by an elderly man on a dozen scooters, balanced precariously… Continue reading

In defense of screen time – TechCrunch

Siri Fiske is founder and head of MYSA School in Bethesda, Md. and Washington, D.C. The Silicon Valley engineers who design our tech gadgets won’t let their kids anywhere near those devices, according to a shocking New York Times profile. These workers are convinced too much time in front of smartphones and iPads is rotting… Continue reading

For AR/VR 2.0 to live, AR/VR 1.0 must die – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Chinese investment into computer vision technology and AR surges as U.S. funding dries up The Reality Ecosystem: What AR/VR/XR needs to go big The future of AR/VR could be bright, but only if it moves beyond where it is today. 2018 was the first of what look like two transitional… Continue reading

Why Silicon Valley needs more visas – TechCrunch

Henrique Dubugras Contributor Henrique Dubugras is the founder Brex, the billion-dollar corporate credit provider for startups. More posts by this contributor Lessons from building Brex into a billion-dollar startup When I hear protesters shout, “Immigrants are welcome here!” at the San Francisco immigration office near my startup’s headquarters, I think about how simple a phrase… Continue reading

President Bolsonaro should boost Brazil’s entrepreneurial ecosystem – TechCrunch

Romero Rodrigues Contributor More posts by this contributor Brazil’s fintech boom offers new vertical opportunities for investors Brazil’s tech-sector bright spots beckon as it begins to emerge from long economic crisis In late October following a significant victory for Jair Bolsonaro in Brazil’s presidential elections, the stock market for Latin America’s largest country shot up. Financial… Continue reading

How open source software took over the world – TechCrunch

Mike Volpi is a general partner at Index Ventures. Before co-founding the firm’s San Francisco office with Danny Rimer, Volpi served as the chief strategy officer at Cisco Systems. It was just 5 years ago that there was an ample dose of skepticism from investors about the viability of open source as a business model. The common thesis… Continue reading

The pre-seed diligence framework – TechCrunch

By now it’s clear that seed is the new Series A. Seed rounds have tripled in size and companies have been around for 2.4 years before they raise a seed round. A new stage called pre-seed has emerged to fill the gap. But many in the ecosystem equate investing at pre-seed to buying a lottery… Continue reading

Automation will be the end of banks as we know them – TechCrunch

Jason C. Brown Contributor Jason C. Brown is CEO and co-founder of Tally, the world’s first automated debt manager. The unbundling of the bank has begun. Just 10 years ago, the average consumer had very few financial relationships and interacted with just one or two institutions to fulfill all of their financial needs. But fintech… Continue reading