Sqeeqee, the world’s first “Social Networthing®" platform founded by Wall Street veteran, Jenny Q. Ta, annouced Wednesday one of Indonesia's top tech pioneers, Shinta W. Dhanuwardoyo, as Co-Founder and President of the company.
The Sqeeqee platform was designed to allow users everywhere to monetize their social media presence rather than letting the ability to profit from online activity remain the sole domain of corporate advertisers.
Ta also launched Sqeeqee’s interactive multi-player game, Squiggy Piggy.
Since that first meeting, this dynamic duo has formed a close partnership through their joint company. Bringing Dhanuwardoyo to Sqeeqee will enable the pair to continue to work together and expand Ta's original vision for Sqeeqee.
In her new role, Dhanuwardoyo’s aims to increase the company's user base globally, with a specific focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
“Being in the technology industry for two decades, I understand the Asia-Pacific region well,” Dhanuwardoyo told Sasha Talks Tech. “Indonesia is the fourth largest populated country in the world, behind China, India and the U.S., respectively. I believe users from this region should have the opportunity to learn about the Sqeeqee platform and how unique it is in comparison to other social networks. I’m enthusiastic about the opportunity to join my good friend and colleague, Jenny Q. Ta, to continue the vision and expand the reach of Sqeeqee.”
During the past year, the two high-powered women in tech have worked closely, founding VCNetwork.co, a start-up funding network that has been described as a virtual eHarmony meets Shark Tank.
VCNetwork.co is a digital platform that includes a database of independent international venture capitalists. The network essentially plays the role of matchmaker, bringing together aspiring entrepreneurs, who need funding to achieve their goals and venture capitalists with the means to provide that funding.
"Working together this past year on VCNetwork.co, Shinta and I both learned that our skills complement each well, and that's why I believe our partnership is at its strongest. I’m thrilled to extend our working relationship to include Sqeeqee. Besides continuing to add user growth and expand the Sqeeqee brand globally, Shinta and I will consider partnerships in new investments, potential acquisitions, and look to retain financial advisors and investment bankers to help with this rapid growth,” said Ta.
Jenny Ta has an impressive track as a a serial entrepreneur. Ta, a self-made millionaire by age 27, worked on Wall Street before pivoting to a career as a tech innovator,
She developed Sqeeqee.com to serve as the world's first "Social Networthing®" platform.
After meeting Dhanuwardoyo, the pair decided to partner to launch VCNetwork, a comprehensive database of independent venture capitalists who are seeking viable startups to fund. With the success of this collaboration, it was a natural step to bring Dhanuwardoyo’s expertise to Sqeeqee to help with the vision of growing the platform globally.
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