J.P. Ellis' Unexpected Journey as a Non-Native Tech Entrepreneur in Indonesia
Entrepreneurship was never easy in any country, especially when you're not a native
This article is a part of DailySocial’s Mastermind Series, featuring innovators and leaders in Indonesia’s tech industry sharing their stories and point of view.
John Patrick Ellis, well known in the industry as J. P, is a technology and finance entrepreneur based in Indonesia for the past 15 years. Born in the United States and raised in Asia and Europe, he first came to Indonesia to work in development in 2005 and remains here until today as a fintech founder.
J. P.'s career journey is full of unexpected choices and serendipity. From New York's legal industry to education and public health work in Flores, associate roles in a regional private equity firm, launching an early location-based messaging application from his Jakarta dining room table in 2012, to helping establish the Indonesian Fintech Association and founding a successful regional fintech company.
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