People Digest: JobHopin gets advisory board member; Koinworks appoints CTO

People Digest: JobHopin gets advisory board member; Koinworks appoints CTO

KoinWorks names Jim Geovedi as CTO

Indonesian fintech firm KoinWorks has appointed Jim Geovedi as its chief technology officer, who will lead the company's technology, data, and engineer teams starting July 2021.

"Jim is not an outsider of KoinWorks, he has been overseeing our growth since the beginning and helping us as tech advisor," Benedicto Haryono, co-founder and CEO of KoinWorks, said in a statement.

Geovedi is responsible for scaling KoinWorks' infrastructure and data governance across all products for personal and business users. 

He was CTO at Ovo, one of Indonesia's biggest e-wallet and payment S. firms, as well as led roles at several tech companies in the country such as online media outlet Beritagar, conversational AI company, and B2B commerce firm Bizzy.

The CTO appointment is KoinWorks' second C-suite addition this year after Valdy Mustafa was hired as chief risk officer in April.

KoinWorks has raised at least $72 million in funding to date from investors including EV Growth, Triodos Bank Gernmany and Saison Capital, among others.

Angel investor joins advisory board of JobHopin

Vietnamese HR tech startup JobHopin has received an undisclosed amount of investment from Andy Hwang, a former executive at global tech giants Google, Facebook and Stripe.

Hwang has also joined JobHopin's advisory board.

Based in Singapore, during his 10 years at Facebook, Hwang was responsible for helping the company launch in Singapore and across Asia.

JobHopin will leverage Hwang's expertise in risk management, and sales and marketing to improve its operations, the Vietnamese company said in a statement.

Other members of the company's advisory board include Johan Nyvene, founding CEO of Ho Chi Minh City Securities Company, and Thomas Hornbeck, co-founder of VC-backed AI-powered on-demand tutoring app GotIt.

Founded in 2016, JobHopin uses AI for its job and talent intelligence platform, which is capable of analysing data to bring real-time market intelligence.

JobHopin has previously raised about $3.2 million from VC firms such as KK Fund, Translink Investment, EduLab Capital Partners, and others.

Source: dealstreetasia