Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

Trends in seed- and early-stage funding – TechCrunch

We’ve decided to step back from the breaking news for a minute to conduct a review of seed and early-stage funding trends over the last decade for U.S.-based companies. I’m fairly certain we can all agree that the environment for startups has changed dramatically in the past 10 years, specifically in two major ways: The… Continue reading

Uber’s headline-grabbing week and sextech at SXSW – TechCrunch

I spent the week at SXSW, Austin’s really, really huge technology, music, comedy and film festival. It’s my first year making the trek down here for the event, which I did to interview sextech entrepreneur Lora DiCarlo founder Lora Haddock, whose robotics innovation reward was infamously revoked at this year’s CES. “I brush my teeth… Continue reading

PayPal to invest $750M, and Dragoneer $100M, into MercadoLibre, Argentina’s e-commerce powerhouse – TechCrunch

It’s not only SoftBank that’s eyeing up the opportunity to tap into the quickly expanding market for e-commerce in Latin America. MercadoLibre, a marketplace and financial services powerhouse based out of Argentina and serving 18 countries across the region, has announced that PayPal is investing $750 million, and investment firm Dragoneer another $100 million, as part… Continue reading

Spotify gets acquisitive and Instacart screws up – TechCrunch

Did anyone else listen to season one of StartUp, Alex Blumberg’s OG Gimlet podcast? I did, and I felt like a proud mom this week reading stories of the major, first-of-its-kind Spotify acquisition of his podcast production company, Gimlet. Spotify also bought Anchor, a podcast monetization platform, signaling a new era for the podcasting industry. On… Continue reading