Hendri Wigunah

Hendri Wigunah

Startup Founder & Millenial Entrepreneur

TechCrunch Conversations: Direct listings – TechCrunch

Last April, Spotify surprised Wall Street bankers by choosing to go public through a direct listing process rather than through a traditional IPO. Instead of issuing new shares, the company simply sold existing shares held by insiders, employees and investors directly to the market – bypassing the roadshow process and avoiding at least some of Wall… Continue reading

Squad’s screen-shares and Slack’s swastika – TechCrunch

We’re three weeks into January. We’ve recovered from our CES hangover and, hopefully, from the CES flu. We’ve started writing the correct year, 2019, not 2018. Venture capitalists have gone full steam ahead with fundraising efforts, several startups have closed multi-hundred million dollar rounds, a virtual influencer raised equity funding and yet, all anyone wants to talk… Continue reading

Backing Culture Genesis, T.I. launches Tech Cypha, an investment syndicate for tech deals – TechCrunch

With an inaugural investment into the Los Angeles-based entertainment startup Culture Genesis, Clifford Harris Jr., who’s better known as “T.I.”, has launched a new syndicated investment vehicle called Tech Cypha. Launched by the music and cultural impresario with more hustle than hustle and his business partner Jason Geter, the new collaborative investment strategy focused on tech startups will… Continue reading

Pro.com lands Redfin as an investor and potential partner in $33M round as it aims to revolutionize general contracting – GeekWire

Pro.com CEO Matt Williams. (Pro.com Photo) Pro.com — the Seattle startup that aims to transform the general contractor industry — had a pretty good 2018, and 2019 could be even bigger with expansion on the horizon and the potential of an interesting pilot partnership with the company’s newest investor Redfin. Pro.com announced today that it… Continue reading

Madrona promotes Hope Cochran, who becomes first female managing director at Seattle VC firm – GeekWire

Madrona managing directors, from left to right: Tom Alberg, S. “Soma” Somasegar, Scott Jacobson, Matt McIlwain, Tim Porter, Hope Cochran, and Len Jordan. (Paul Goodrich is Madrona’s other managing director) (Madrona Photo) For the first time in its 23-year history, Madrona Venture Group has a female managing director. Hope Cochran. (Madrona Photo) The Seattle-based venture… 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