FooWar is a not-for-profit startup advisory group that occasionally angel invests. Our aim is to create a pay-it-forward mentorship culture to support fast growing S+SEA based startups, with a special focus on India, Indonesia and Singapore.
We have successfully scaled tech for multiple products to post-unicorn stage, and we'd like to help others avoid the mistakes we've made along the way.
The four of us have collaborated as friends, co-founders and colleagues for over a decade. Our startup was acquired by South East Asian superapp GO-JEK in its infancy in 2015. In the four years since, we've had the rare privilege of helping build one of the few hypergrowth product businesses that didn't start in a first world market.
We've helped scale GO-JEK from freshly minted Series A startup to unicorn in 18 months and from 8K orders/day to more than 3M orders/day in just under 3 years. We helped build a distributed tech division of 500+ folks across several countries that made all of this possible.
Aakash is currently Director of Product Analytics at the GO-JEK group of companies. He was CPO of GO-JEK during it's most hectic growth phases over 2016 and 2017, where he worked with a team of first-time product managers to launched a new product every other month while simultaneously sustaining >10% WoW growth in transaction volumes.
He started his career at Infosys in 2005, after which he moved to Burrp! before founding C42 in 2010. In early 2014, C42 merged with CodeIgnition to form CodeMonk, where he served as CPO.
Ajey is currently the Group CTO of the GO-JEK group of companies.
He started his career at ThoughtWorks Inc. in 2001, where over a career spanning 11 years he rose to the position of Head of Technology of ThoughtWorks India. He then served as CTO of Hoppr, before founding CodeIgnition in 2012, where he served as CEO. In early 2014, CodeIgnition merged with C42 to form CodeMonk, where he served as President.
Niranjan is CTO of GO-JEK's Transportation, Food and Logistics business since 2017, which includes GO-RIDE, GO-CAR, GO-FOOD and GO-SEND with a combined GMV of over $3B.
He started his career at Infosys in 2005, after which he moved to ThoughtWorks before founding C42 in 2010. In early 2014, C42 merged with CodeIgnition to form CodeMonk, where he served as CTO.
Sidu is currently MD of GO-JEK India.
He started his career at ThoughtWorks in 2005, and moonlighted at mobile startup Activ between 2006 and 2008 where he was a co-founder. He founded C42 in 2010. In early 2014, C42 merged with CodeIgnition to form CodeMonk, where he served as CEO.