Thierry's quest is to get more finance to businesses that create jobs, and have a social or environmental impact. His ventures use technology to enable scale, engagement, communication and efficiency. He is CEO of MEKAR (PT Sampoerna Wirausaha). Mekar finances small Indonesian businesses. Loan sizes are between $3000 and $50,000. The corner-stone of the operation are entrepreneur agents equipped with mobile apps. The agents use the app for leads, loans, monitoring and collections. In 6 months Mekar grew from 0 -700 clients - all informal businesses, all unsecured loans, all with low arrears. Mekar will disburse USD 10 million by the end of 2016, mostly funded by Putera Sampoerna. Through his other ventures BIDx.net and BiD Network, Thierry set up online matchmaking systems between investors, mentors and entrepreneurs in emerging markets.