People Digest: JobHopin gets advisory board member; Koinworks appoints CTO

KoinWorks has named Jim Geovedi as its chief technology officer while Vietnam-based HR tech startup JobHopin has roped in an angel investor to its advisory board.

KoinWorks names Jim Geovedi as CTO

Indonesian fintech firm KoinWorks has appointed Jim Geovedi as its chief technology officer, who will lead the company’s technology, data, and engineer teams starting July 2021.

“Jim is not an outsider of KoinWorks, he has been overseeing our growth since the beginning and helping us as tech advisor,” Benedicto Haryono, co-founder and CEO of KoinWorks, said in a statement.

Geovedi is responsible for scaling KoinWorks’ infrastructure and data governance across all products for personal and business users.

He was CTO at Ovo, one of Indonesia’s biggest e-wallet and payment firms, as well as led roles at several tech companies in the country such as online media outlet Beritagar, conversational AI company Kata.ai, and B2B commerce firm Bizzy.

The CTO appointment is KoinWorks’ second C-suite addition this year after Valdy Mustafa was hired as chief risk officer in April.

KoinWorks has raised at least $72 million in funding to date from investors including EV Growth, Triodos Bank Gernmany and Saison Capital, among others.

Angel investor joins advisory board of JobHopin

Vietnamese HR tech startup JobHopin has received an undisclosed amount of investment from Andy Hwang, a former executive at global tech giants Google, Facebook and Stripe.

Hwang has also joined JobHopin’s advisory board.

Based in Singapore, during his 10 years at Facebook, Hwang was responsible for helping the company launch in Singapore and across Asia.

JobHopin will leverage Hwang’s expertise in risk management, and sales and marketing to improve its operations, the Vietnamese company said in a statement.

Other members of the company’s advisory board include Johan Nyvene, founding CEO of Ho Chi Minh City Securities Company, and Thomas Hornbeck, co-founder of VC-backed AI-powered on-demand tutoring app GotIt.

Founded in 2016, JobHopin uses AI for its job and talent intelligence platform, which is capable of analysing data to bring real-time market intelligence.

JobHopin has previously raised about $3.2 million from VC firms such as KK Fund, Translink Investment, EduLab Capital Partners, and others.

Singapore Reporter/s

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  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.