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8villages provides rural marketing solutions to corporate clients in emerging countries.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Singapore
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

8villages sells rural marketing tools that allow businesses to build their communities of brand ambassadors and engage directly and at scale with rural populations. The company partners with mobile carriers and handset manufacturers to provide rural population with a simple and engaging mobile platform. It allows users to join local crop community and receive regular user generated content. The SMS/internet product can be seen on


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    Mathieu LE BRAS

    Mathieu is an agronomist with 10 years of working experience in developing countries. Mathieu held the position of Asia Pacific strategy manager for a major agri-business corporation and was previously an agro-marketing consultant for the World Trade Organization.

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

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    Sanny Gaddafi

    Sanny is an experienced developer and serial entrepreneur specialized in niche social networks. He developed several social networks in Indonesia including FUPEI (Friends Uniting Program Especially Indonesian), which now has 190.000+ local members. Sanny is very active in the Indonesian start-up community as one of the #StartupLokal's Initiator and one of the Founder Institute's directors.

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    Nathan Creswell

    Nathan is an enterprise software industry veteran with over a decade of experience across multiple 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,


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    Vichi Lestari - PT Trias Consultants
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    Jen Neo - Chartered Management Consultants Pte Ltd

Previous Investors

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    Michael Macnab - Syngenta
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    Ziv Ragowsky - McKinsey
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    John Tan - Business Angel