Shipping the future of ecommerce logistics to Indonesia's doorstep: On Call with Shipper CEO and co-founder Phil Opamuratawongse

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For this episode, we rang up our good friend Phil Opumuratawongse, CEO and co-founder of Shipper. Yinglan and Phil talk about Phil's journey from venture capital in Silicon Valley to becoming CEO of an Indonesian startup, the state of Indonesia's e-commerce logistics market and where it's headed, and how a bottom-up culture enabled them to grow 4-5x through this COVID period.

Timestamps:

00:14 Yinglan's introduction of Phil;

1:29 Phil's experiences as an analyst and VC in Silicon Valley;

3:59 Phil's return to Southeast Asia to start Shipper;

6:05 State of Indonesian logistics market and Shipper's entry point;

9:09 Where the Indonesian logistics market is headed;

10:11 Shipper's agent network of couriers and fulfillment hubs;

11:19 Creating an "asset-light and flexible" shipping experience for small sellers;

12:51 Growing 4-5x in COVID with a bottom-up approach;

14:40 Building culture as a first-time CEO;

16:13 Things Phil wish he knew before starting Shipper;

17:10 Phil's favorite books, tv shows, music, and more;

About our guest:

Prior to Shipper, Phil was the Chief of Staff at Floodgate, a venture capital firm based in San Francisco, where he was involved in early-stage investments in technology startups. Before that Phil was previously a consultant from McKinsey & Company. Phil holds a Master of Science (MS) from Columbia University (City of New York) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Mathematical and Computational Science from Stanford University.

Music:

Business As Usual by Causmic

Broken Purpose by Jukedeck (2019)

The content of this podcast is for informational purposes only, should not be taken as legal, tax, or business advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security, and is not directed at any investors or potential investors in any Insignia Ventures fund.

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