Adrian is Founder & Managing Partner at Convergence Ventures, a Venture Capital fund that invests in early stage tech. ventures in Indonesia. He is also a director at Imaginato, a mobile & web dev. firm and Qraved, Jakarta’s leading restaurant directory. Previously, independently and as a Rocket Internet MD, he co-founded ventures in China and Indonesia.
Adrian’s first Internet venture was Idapted where as CEO & cofounder he raised 2 rounds of venture financing and led the company to be the largest live 1:1 online English test preparation service in China. Idapted was acquired by Eleutian in 2011. He later started two online ventures with Rocket Internet in travel and eCommerce spaces before cofounding Qraved. At the end of 2014 he launched Convergence Ventures.
Adrian is also involved in non-profit work. He founded and chairs a UK Charity called CNYTrust, which supports children in rural China continue schooling. He is a business mentor at several incubators and accelerator programs including Endeavor, Founder Institute, GEPI, Ideabox, Incyte and Sky Star Ventures and a member of EO Indonesia.
Adrian graduated from Cambridge University with a BA and MA in Economics and was elected a Hawk in recognition of his contributions to University and National level Judo. He obtained his MBA from Stanford while studying in the dual degree MBA & Education MA program. He speaks Mandarin and English fluently and is proficient in Cantonese and basic Bahasa.
Adrian is a sponsored endurance athlete and is the Polar Brand Ambassador for Indonesia. He has completed several marathons in New York, London, Tokyo and Beijing & triathlons including a full Ironman. Notable times are 2:32 in Bintan Intl. OD Triathlon, 5:34 in Cebu 70.3 and 13:02 in Busselton IM.
As a food and wine enthusiast, Adrian co-founded the Jakarta chapter of International Wine & Food Society with his wife where he also serves as the chapter secretary.
Adrian lives in Jakarta with his wife Vanessa and 2 kids.
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