Get to Know: Jonathan Sudharta
Galen Growth Asia (GGA) partners with top brands around the globe, savvy investors and passionate startups to accelerate and deepen their understanding of the exciting HealthTech ecosystem in Asia Pacific. GGA is always looking to shine a light on the ecosystem, as well as on the people who are doing amazing things in HealthTech in the region.
Jonathan Sudharta is the founding CEO of Indonesian integrated health company Halodoc. Founded in 2016, Halodoc is a secure platform that aims to simplify healthcare needs in Indonesia by connecting patients with licensed doctors, insurance, labs, and pharmacies in one simple mobile application.
Galen Growth Asia: Hello Jonathan, thank you for joining us today. Can you tell us about your story?
Jonathan: Born in a healthcare group family, I was grown up with a lot of awareness about serving people to maintain their wellness. Personally, I have 14 years of professional experiences in the healthcare industry, mostly in Indonesia and also abroad, which is very rewarding and fulfilling every single day for me. During that tenure, I realised that my true calling is helping Indonesian people to live better through better healthcare.
GGA: That is a great introduction to your journey in healthcare! What would you say excites you the most in your industry, having had 14 years of professional experience?
Jonathan: A startup only exists because of pain points. In our case if we can solve the pain points, then we are really helping those in need. I would say that helping people through what we do in the business excites me the most.
GGA: Being born and raised in Indonesia, you must have a strong connection to Asia. Where in Asia would you say is the best place for business?
Jonathan: Jakarta for sure, as that is home for me!
GGA: What about the best place to reset yourself and relax?
GGA: What would you say is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
Jonathan: There is no such thing as failure there is only feedback.
GGA: And who inspires you?
Jonathan: Elon Musk, definitely.
GGA: Would you like to share what you have learnt recently that just blew you off your feet?
Jonathan: The cost of goods sold of building a rocket is only 3% of its resale price!
GGA: If you had the chance to start all over again, what would you do differently?
Jonathan: I will actually go to my class in university. 😀
GGA: How do you unwind?
Jonathan: I play ice hockey and was, until very recently, the Indonesia team captain!
GGA: That must take a load off your mind! Do you have any book that you would recommend to people in business?
Jonathan: Yes, I have a few actually! Do read “Built to Last – James Collins & Jerry Porras”, “From Good to Great – James Collins” and “10 Faces of Innovation – Jonathan Littman”.
GGA: Do you have a shameless plug for your business? Tell us more!
Jonathan: Halodoc basically elevates the healthcare experience. We cut down the time of meeting doctors from 4 hours to 15 seconds! Patients can get their medicine in 35 minutes, delivered to their hand, and with heavy discounts of up to 40%. The key success for us is that we are connecting all the dots in the healthcare industry, seamlessly integrating healthcare into everyday life.
GGA: What do you want to achieve at the GGA 2018 HealthTech Summit?
Jonathan: Learn from many people in the business!
GGA: Alright! How can people reading this connect with and contact you?
Jonathan: You can WhatsApp me at +62 8111 92611, or simply email me at email@example.com.
GGA: Thank you for spending time to chat with us, Jonathan. You gave us some great insights into your life and industry!