Monday, 6th April 2015 marked full time commitments of the 3 cofounders of Coral. It’s great to back building a startup, I guess this has been coming for a while, didn’t thought it’ll happen this soon. But it did. That’s us: Andrias Fendri - Twitter Dharma Utomo - Twitter Batista Harahap Happy to be building Coral at Comma ID. The energy here for any startup is refreshing to say the least. [Read More]

Two for Two

I was gonna sleep but I felt I had to write. It’s a full day even from a startup standard. Today I did 100-100 for 2 startups I’m involved at. Been doing it for quite a while these past weeks. Why Two? I never planned to do even 1 just 1 month ago. Now there’s 2. Babego Bite sized happiness in 15 spices marinated pork + Sambal Andaliman [Read More]

Products & Engineering

Since as long as I can remember, I’ve always enjoy building tech. It’s part of my identity. However, more often than not, I enjoyed the tech part more than the product itself. The temptation of any technical founders. I have a confession to make: I hate writing code but I hate not writing code more. As an engineer, naturally you’ll always try to find new ways to solve, enhance and or upgrade the tech part. [Read More]


As I’m writing this, there are 3 other blog post drafts I haven’t finished writing. All of which are lengthy blog posts talking about tech, startups and everything in between. The point is: they’re drafts. I always like anything new, that’s my achilles heel. Mostly because I enjoy the alternatives rather than the status quo. Heck, my blog is on Ghost. The new is always trying to see things from different perspective(s). [Read More]

Thank You, Urbanesia

So when joining Urbanesia on July 2010, I wrote a blog post about it. It’s only right to bid farewell to Urbanesia with a blog post too. Yesterday, 30 January 2014 was my last day there. It’s been ~3.5 years since I first joined Urbanesia and a lot has changed since then. The most notable change being Kompas Group of Digital’s “Strategic Alliance” and Urbanesia’s direction for the future with its first taste of e-commerce in Indonesia. [Read More]

Fuel Based Incubator

This week has been a week of light and enjoyable traffic in Jakarta, Indonesia. Known as the destination for Indonesians to try their luck, during this holiday season, Jakarta is pretty much “empty”. So I set out to do an experiment, one that will inform me of how much I’m saving in fossil fuels. I have a 2009 Honda Freed, people say that it’s the best bang for the buck when it comes to MPVs. [Read More]

Accommodating Talents

This has been a fun day of basketball with the guys. I can’t find myself to sleep at this hour because after a few years of never exercising and or playing any kind of sports, I was too drained. So here I am writing a blog post about something Rama and me talked about before we played. About a week ago, I caught up with Ariel and Okto at Setiabudi One to have some geek talks. [Read More]

The Improbability of The Impossible

How many strands of thread does it take to keep us from being naked everyday? A whole lot for sure! How do you somehow collect all those strands and weave them into a single united strands that we wear everyday? Easy, a needle, strands with enough length and a significant amount of time and energy should suffice. So what’s the substance connecting all the dots? Technology. Dissecting and subordinating the impossible usually starts with HOW. [Read More]

Startup Belly

These past few weeks, I’ve been indulging myself into reading numerous articles both local and abroad about Startups. Most of the articles are written by people from outside the startup bubble looking inside. This boils down into again, Perspective. I’m sure everyone has got something to say about startups, so do I lol. I am part of a Startup that has gone through significant changes internally. I say significant because it’s a different beast since I first joined. [Read More]