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The startup scene is often characterized by fast-paced growth, euphoric wins, and an endless hunger to always be better. Yet, it is also a humbling experience full of crushing lows, strings of failure, and incessant stress. In 2017, the GAN (Global Accelerator Network) family was forced to face a sobering tragedy: suicide. Two startups from their community of accelerator programs had seen their founder take their own life as a result of their struggle with depression. CEO of GAN and Managing Partner & Co-Founder of GAN Ventures, Patrick Riley, described it as a devastating loss. …


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Arkademi is an Indonesian edtech company with the goal to help people to get access to any vocational courses at a very accessible cost. People can learn anywhere and anytime on the go and seamlessly with their super practical app.

We sit down with CEO Hilman Fajrian for an update on Arkademi’s progress and learn about their journey from their time during SOSV MOX’s cohort 8 and beyond.

How have you grown since SOSV?

Arkademi has grown 22x in GMV year-to-date since SOSV joined us on-board in January 2020. We are proud to announce that we hit our first US$1 million GMV since we were founded…

Martina Fausto

PR & Marketing Intern at SOSV MOX | Junior at the University of Notre Dame

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