After completing the VF program, Dalton founded ReturnKey, a startup that handles return logistics for retailers in Southeast Asia.
I’d have to thank Indra Wiralaksmana, my first country manager at Ninja Van. It took brass to pick a bule (Indonesian term for a Westerner) with broken Bahasa to join the VP suite of what would become Southeast Asia’s fastest growing logistics startup. I can only hope I did justice to that faith he placed in me by molding the next generation of Ninja leaders to be equally bold.
I’m excited for a future where we no longer think of autonomous vehicles as cars. In my past life at Ninja Van, we pioneered tech-based solutions to overcome limited credit card penetration and low consumer trust, becoming Indonesia’s first courier to provide cash-on-delivery coverage for the entire country. Having seen tech's ability to democratize market access through logistics sparked my interest in autonomous vehicle development and its potential to connect end users not just to products but also services like healthcare. Envisioning a future where mobile doctors’ offices can easily reach the elderly, disabled, and those underserved by mass transit, I believe we are not far away from medical checkups taking place in one’s driveway.