Singapore, Singapore

8villages is a social network specifically designed to enable efficient marketing in rural, developing countries.

It offers corporate clients and public partners mobile (SMS, voice) and web solutions to better engage and dialog wit rural consumers.

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Chief Executive Officer
Mathieu LE BRAS

Mathieu LE BRASMathieu is an agronomist with 10 years of working experience in developing countries. Mathieu held the position of Asia Pacific marketing strategy manager for a major agri-business corporation where he implemented new business models to interact better with farmers using telecommunications and micro-finance in 12 countries across the region.

He was previously an agro-marketing consultant for the joint agency of the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.

Mathieu holds a MsC in Agriculture from the Institut Superieur d'Agriculture in France and an MBA degree from INSEAD.

Chief Technology Officer
Sanny Gaddafi

Sanny GaddafiSanny Gaddafi is an experienced developer and serial entrepreneur specialized in active niche social networks.

In 2004, he developed the first indonesian social networking site called FUPEI (Friends Uniting Program Especially Indonesian).

Sanny then built a social network for young mothers called BundaGaul.com and for sports enthusiasts called SixReps.com.

He is very active in the Indonesian start-up community as one of the #StartupLokal's Initiator and one of the Founder Institute's directors.

Sanny holds a undergraduate diploma in Informatics and Statistics from the Universtias Bina Nusantara, Indonesia and a postgraduate diploma in Magister Management of Finance and Investment.

Vice President
Nathan Creswell

Nathan CreswellNathan is an enterprise software industry veteran with over a decade of experience across multiple industries and geographies, particularly in Southeast Asia. With a strong background in tech consulting, he has successfully led multiple technology projects for enterprise clients and managed multiple SaaS based technology products to strong revenue growth. Having both startup and enterprise level experience in Silicon Valley at software companies, Nathan has a strong interest in how software solutions can have a lasting social impact for developing communities.

Nathan studied B.Business in Accounting/Chinese at the University of Technology, Sydney and is certified in Pragmatic Marketing. He holds an MBA from INSEAD.

Vice President
Andy Zain

Andy ZainAndy Zain is one of the pioneers in the mobile industry in Indonesia. He helped launch some of the first and most successful mobile start-ups in the country. He also established digital services and go-to market strategies for global brands such as Disney, Yahoo!, Cartoon Networks and advised several successful startups in social media, mobile video platform and social gaming.

Andy is a founder of MobileMonday Indonesia, a networking forum for mobile industry professionals in Indonesia and a Director of the Jakarta Founder Institute, a mentorship and incubation program for startups.

Andy oversees the growth and marketing strategy for 8vilages and manages relationship with carriers and key distribution partners.

Chief Technology Officer

Terry Mulijana

Terry MulijanaTerry Mulijana is an experienced manager in the mobile industry. He started his career as a Symbian Developer, working on various projects, including for Nokia.

He later led the implementation of complex enterprise softwares, implementing Java Enterprise platforms that allowed clients to better understand their overall cycles of development.

Terry now leads an experienced team of developers and technicians whose skills range from telecommunication products deployment and client software implementation.

Nikolas Tjhin

Creative Director at 8villages

Nathan Schmidt

Nathan Schmidt, CTO of pbWiki, is a Silicon Valley veteran with a technical background. Before completing his undergraduate degree in computer science and electrical engineering at Stanford University, he was part of the founding team of Scout Electromedia.



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Funding Raised So Far$150,000

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