Unreasonable Fellows

Yohanes Sugihtononugroho

Cofounder and CEO at CROWDE

Yohanes is an Unreasonable Collective Member and Fellow. Yohanes has participated in 1 program, including Unreasonable Impact Asia Pacific 2019.
Yohanes started the journey to founding CROWDE after having worked as a farmer himself, planting chilies and mushrooms in the Bogor area, and moving on to poultry farming a few years later. He enjoyed every aspect of it and has had a passion for agriculture ever since. However, he learned the hard way that the result of farming on his personal finances was not as pleasant as the process of farming itself. After going bankrupt, he realized that farmers in Indonesia are in desperate need of help. It made no sense that in Indonesia, an agrarian nation whose growth depends on the agricultural sector, so many farmers live below the line. So Yohanes decided, along with his dear friend, Risyad, to build CROWDE in order to revolutionize the agricultural sector in Indonesia. Today, CROWDE reaches more than 10,000 farmers with the help of more than 20,000 personal lenders, and has collaborated with three major institutional lenders.