ABOUT

BALI INVESTMENT CLUB

BIC is managed by a team of engaged, youthful, and energetic entrepreneurs. Most of us hold international MBAs and have experienced setting up, growing, exiting or even failing in our ventures. We are the seekers.

Our committee also includes senior finance and trust fund managers, who add their wealth of global experience to the BIC team. At all times BIC is focussed on getting the best possible return for our members as we support New Paradigm initiatives.

MEET THE TEAM

Thierry Sanders

Thierry Sanders

Partner & Investment Committee

 

Venture builder with MSc in Agricultural Economics. Thierry is the founder of Mekar.id, Indonesia’s first online lending platform, as well as BiDx and BiD Network Foundation, which were (‘04-’12) the world’s largest online investor matchmaking platforms for emerging market SMEs and Start-ups. Ex-CFO of EcoSecurities Ltd (UK), the world’s first carbon trading company.

Okki Soebagio

Okki Soebagio

Partner & Investment Committee

 

A seasoned professional / entrepreneur with strong experience in strategic planning, business development and market access across multiple industries including the TMT/digital space, banking/finance, government and social-enterprise related-sectors. Founder of Okki’s Gathering, a social club/marketplace for projects and investors to meet and close deals.

Tom Courly

Tom Courly

Managing Partner & Investment Committee

 

MBA with 9+ years in advertising, consulting, and entrepreneurship across Western Europe, South East Asia, and Southern Africa. Previously in management consulting, focussing on digital innovation, agile transformation and business development, Tom specialises in innovation development with C-level and operational teams in FinTech and Telco sectors.

Nicolo’ Castiglione

Nicolo’ Castiglione

Managing Partner & Investment Committee

 

MBA with 8+ years of cross-cultural experience in entrepreneurship, business development, financial modeling, events and marketing in Australia, Asia, Europe and South Africa. Being an entrepreneur in multiple sectors since a young age, Nicolo is a passionate venture builder with an affinity for understanding business needs and driving them to success.

Ian Sullivan

Ian Sullivan

CFO & Investment Committee

 

Consultant, angel investor, and entrepreneur with an MBA in finance and 20+ years of varied business experience in the technology industry and working with start-ups. Ian has been in Asia since 2006, has done a media start-up in China that was publicly listed, and has advised and raised capital for dozens of Asia-based start-ups as they grow and enter new markets.

Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer

Partner & Agile Innovator

 

Hugo has been building companies for over a decade and believes in the power of entrepreneurship. Founder of tech consultancies, venture builders, and agile coaching companies like Bridge, Wright Partners, Ekipa, Hugo is helping Indonesian enterprises to embrace agile ways of working and foster their entrepreneurial ‘spark’ in the digital sector.

Pradita Astarina

Pradita Astarina

Fund Advisor & Investment Committee

 

MBA & M.Phil from Cambridge, Pradita is also a Venture Partner of Strategic Year Holdings Ltd, a Hong Kong-based growth equity fund, and the Senior Vice President of CFI. Winner of the McKinsey Next Generation Women’s Leaders Award in 2017, Pradita brings her experience and passion as a globally-recognised Investment Professional to the team.

Filipa De Araujo Cristina

Filipa De Araujo Cristina

Partner & Creative Director

 

PhDc with 11+ years of professional experience in graphic communication design practice, lecturing in tertiary education and design management for fashion & textile industries.
Filipa has worked side-by-side with some of the world’s top design agencies and publications in Europe, Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand, Macau (ROC), and Indonesia.

Curtis Ray

Curtis Ray

Business Development

 

MBA with an extensive experience in emerging markets in entrepreneurship, management consulting, and sales. During the last three years, Curtis has been working in private equity and now joining BIC to deliver more impact to the world.

William Blakey

William Blakey

Founding Partner

 

Serial entrepreneur with 15+ years experience in creating companies from e-commerce, events management, security & electrical installations, sales & marketing, and technology. £15mil+ turnover with 100 employees. Impact investor in crypto, social tech, agriculture and real estate. Creator of The Universe Ministry, Conscious Universe, and Bali Investment Club.

Angger Sam Nathani

Angger Sam Nathani

Web Developer & Marketer

 

Based in Bali since 2012 with 14 years experience in the hospitality business and 6+ years as Hotels & Resorts General Manager in Indonesia (Bali & Java islands). Sam has recently become a hospitality business development consultant, and is also expanding his digital marketing business skills by developing websites and digital platforms for selected clients.

Asy-syifaa Halimatusa'diah

Asy-syifaa Halimatusa'diah

Digital Marketer

 

A B.Sc in Biology by degree and a digital marketing enthusiast by experience. Syifa is a passionate and dedicated person, who likes to constantly push herself to learn and grow. She’s always up for new adventures, a curious mind and an analytical thinker with the drive to make a difference.

Matthew Glen

Matthew Glen

Senior Tech Consultant

 

Matthew is a seasoned IT professional who has specialized in Information Security, Compliance and DevOps. With 12 years’ working alongside multinational Telco’s and Fintech businesses servicing the SADAC, MEA and APAC regions. Matthew has a unique but creative approach to solving problems drawing from technology and people.

Stephany Christine

Stephany Christine

Investor Relations Associate

 

8+ years of sales experience in various industries and cities in Indonesia, from telco, insurance, and fintech startup company. She believes in delivering good value and solutions to people around her.

Anastasia Pelawi

Anastasia Pelawi

Jr. Graphic Designer

 

B.Arch holder from Universitas Indonesia and Bremen University of Applied Science, Germany. Ana is experienced in visual, product, and digital designs. She had worked with international companies based in South-East Asia, Europe, and North America. She is always motivated to grow her knowledge in design and technology developments.

Mathilda Rosabel

Mathilda Rosabel

Jr. Graphic Designer

 

Bachelor of Art majoring in Visual Communication Design. Bella has 5 years of experience in visual design and UI/UX design. She’s really passionate about what she does and always loves to be actively involved in seeking self-development.

Olivier Lentze

Olivier Lentze

Impact Fund Analyst

 

MSc in Finance & Investments with experiences in Corporate Finance and Private Equity. Helping young enthusiastic founders is what drives Olivier. At BIC, he is passionate about Indonesia and with his proactive impact-driven mindset he excels at supporting its people and companies.

Herry Hermawan

Herry Hermawan

Impact Fund Intern

 

Bachelor of Economics in Accounting holder. Herry is passionate and experienced in establishing brands, startups, and also about investments. He has sought out multiple opportunities to develop brand operations and strategy.

OUR PARTNERS

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Directors:
William Blakey, Nicolo’ Castiglione, Tom Courly,
PT. Bonaventura Pembangun Usaha,
Salman Hatta, Filipa De Araujo Cristina

PT [PMA] BALI INVESTMENT BIC
Jalan Raya Sanggingan No.36, Gianyar – Bali 80561, Indonesia

Tax Registration in Indonesia (NPWP): 96.580.572.4-907.000