Qraved CEO reveals the secret recipe behind one of Indonesia’s most promising startups

“I think of food as an enabler. It helps people connect and build relationships.”

Or so says Steven Kim, Co-founder and CEO of food curation platform Qraved, as we chatted in the main meeting room of the company’s Jakarta headquarters (a new 1,000 square metre space the company moved into early in the year).

After getting its start in a spare 30 square metre office (about the size of a standard studio apartment) in Menteng three years ago, Qraved has grown from a team of 14 to a staff of 130 people, growing what was once a passion project to one of the leading local food tech companies in Indonesia.