AdAsia Holdings All-Hands Meeting — Q1 2017

2017.04.26


This latest all-hands was a special one, even more so than usual. Taking place in early April, this all-hands marked the one-year anniversary of AdAsia Holdings!

Dinner Group Pic

Such a special occasion could only take place at a special location. Staff who could make it to the event were flown into Phuket from their respective offices, to enjoy a weekend resort stay by the beach! The team is now around 98 members strong globally, and it really shows:

AdAsia Crowd

The all-hands meeting is a way for staff to get a business snapshot of the past quarter, understand what’s in store for the next quarter, and get to know each other better.

Friday night began with Kosuke Sogo, CEO and co-founder, addressing the whole company before dinner, reviewing the events of the past year of operations. The highlight news of the night was, of course, the landmark first round of external funding at US$12 million from JAFCO Asia — an influx of funds that promises greater things ahead for AdAsia.

Sogo shared the product pipeline and plans for the funds, which can be easily summarised in three main points:

Sogo present 2

  • Expansion: Entry into new markets, including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines, and Malaysia in 2017
  • Growth of headcount: The goal is 400 employees by end of 2018
  • Product development: Establishment of a product development centre in Vietnam to help speed up the integration of AI and machine learning into current products and future innovations

With the future discussed and laid out, it was time to look back at the past quarter’s top performers! Otohiko Kozutsumi, COO and co-founder, took the stage and held court for the awards portion of the night.

Oto present

Sales MVP for this quarter was Sales Manager Lidwina Anjani Putri, from the Indonesia Team! Announcements of her closed deals came fast and furious over the recent months, so it wasn’t much of a surprise that she snagged the top sales award.

Putri Award

Let’s not forget the corporate team! For her work in helping to grow the AdAsia team so quickly in the past three months, HR Manager Shiori Matsuyama bagged the Best Corporate Staff award!

Shiori Award

Congrats to both!

Last but not least, there was the team award! Team Indonesia was the big winner this time!

ID Team Award

With the formalities now over, it was time for some fun and games! Not only was it AdAsia’s anniversary, it was also Sogo’s birthday! He was presented with two large cakes and gifts:

Happy Birthday

Led by AdAsia’s resident master of ceremonies (and makeshift DJ), Pratan, the team spent the rest of the night having fun and getting to know each other better.

MC Pratan

 

Dinner Pic 1

Dinner Pic 2

The seaside and yacht party took place on Day 2! It’s not every day that you get to enjoy the open ocean on a yacht, and everyone had a great time getting to know each other better and taking some glamour shots. Many Facebook profile pics were taken that day, for sure!

Day 2 Oto

Day 2 Beach

Day 2 Vivian

Day 2 On Boat 1

Day 2 On Boat 3

Day 2 Banana

Day 2 Banana 2

 

Day 2 On Boat 5

With the AdAsia family growing at such a fast pace, these all-hands meetings are becoming increasingly important as a way for the team to bond in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

See you all again next quarter!

Day 2 Group

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