ECE ILLINOIS alumnus Angky William (BS CompE '13) was recently named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. The members of this year's Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list were chosen from over 2,000 entries, researched by a team of reporters, and evaluated by a list of judges.
The 300 entrepreneurs and revolutionaries named to this list represent 23 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region and distinguish themselves for their technological innovations, immense talent, and performance on the world stage.
Previously an Amazon engineer, Angky William is the co-founder and CTO of STOQO, a business-to-business marketplace for small food and beverage outlets "to source fresh, reliable, and competitively-priced ingredients" according to Forbes. William built multi-platform technologies for STOQO to serve tens of thousands of customers in Indonesia.
"STOQO aspires to be the leading b2b e-commerce logistics network, providing fresh produce and ingredients to tens of thousand of food stalls across Indonesia," said William. "We have built the most robust and efficient fresh ingredient delivery network in the country, by combining our unique high performance, growth culture and world-class technology."
In 2016, William went back to his home country of Indonesia and decided to found STOQO with co-founder Aswin Andrison in hopes of improving the food supply chain in Indonesia to benefit the underserved, STOQO has raised seven-figures in funding from Accel Partners, Monk's Hill Ventures, ZhenFund, Insignia Ventures, and Alpha JWC Ventures,
"I’m very excited to be part of the Forbes 30 Under 30 and proud to represent STOQO on the list. At STOQO, we are passionate about thinking big and solving complex problems to make the lives of the underserved small business owners, blue collar workers, farmers and many other unsung heroes in our food supply chain easier through innovation and technology."
"I dedicate this recognition to STOQO engineers and team who passionately improve food supply chain through innovation and technology," said William. "I would also like to dedicate this recognition to my family for their continuous support and stretching my potential from a very young age"
Check out Forbes' page on William here.