Startup advice from a global disruptor with Wempy Dyocta Koto

Wempy Dyocta Koto is the Founder and CEO of Wardour & Oxford (New York) and CEO of Systec Group Venture Capital (Indonesia).

Key takeaways from this interview:

  • Entrepreneurs don’t take risks – they mitigate them.
  • Looking for funding? You might be lacking vision, not funding.
  • Why it is important to work with A-players only.
  • Tenacity matters – how Tinker Games was saved from bankruptcy.
  • The importance of building deep relationships with mentors.
  • Why a small budget shouldn’t hold you back – marketing lessons from Wempy’s involvement with brands like American Express, Samsung, LG, Microsoft, Sony, Citibank and BP.
  • Your purpose in life is to elevate yourself. Don’t become complacent.

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Wempy Dyocta Koto is the Founder and CEO of Wardour & Oxford (New York) and CEO of Systec Group Venture Capital (Indonesia). Fortune magazine named him as one of Indonesia’s 40 under 40.

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In addition to Wempy’s CEO duties, he is also Vice Head of Entrepreneurship at the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, Strategy Director of the APEC Summit, and has been awarded Asia’s highest entrepreneurial accolade – the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award.

Wempy serves as Chairman and advisor at over 20 companies across the U.S, China, UK, Indonesia, The Philippines, Egypt, Australia and Singapore. Together with Pierre Omidyar (Founder of eBay) and Paul Graham (Y Combinator), Wempy serves on the investment and advisory board of Kalibirr.

The United Nations’ award-winning communications agency Strategic Objectives named Wempy as one of the world’s 200 leading social CEOs, in a list led by Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey and Richard Branson.

In this interview, we explore in great detail, Wempy’s philosophy on entrepreneurship and his personal journey. Learn from Wempy’s earlier work at American Express, Young & Rubicam, OgilvyOne WorldWide and Wunderman, to his current roles at Wardour & Oxford and Systec.

Wempy offers deep insight into the challenges he has faced, and how he continues to overcome them on his mission to erase economic borders and solve global problems.

Thank you for your time, Wempy, it was an absolute pleasure talking with you.

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Wempy Dyocta Koto

Wempy Dyocta Koto is the Founder and CEO of Wardour & Oxford (New York) and CEO of Systec Group Venture Capital (Indonesia).

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