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Founder in Five: Q&A with AltoVita CEO Vivi Cahyadi Himmel

AltoVita founder Vivi Cahyadi Himmel

Vivi Cahyadi Himmel is the co-founder and CEO of AltoVita, a proptech company that provides corporate housing relocation services across the world.

Cahyadi Himmel founded AltoVita with Karolina Saviova in 2018 after the pair became frustrated with the “complacency and lack of incentives for innovation” in the corporate housing sector.

AltoVita’s online platform aims to simplify corporate relocation and the female-led company’s services now span 1,238 cities across 165 countries.

In the latest Founder in Five Q&A, Cahyadi Himmel shares the benefits of an “agile” early tech partner, reveals the best and worst parts of her job at AltoVita and explains why she thinks Bitcoin is doomed to fail.

1. What was the most important early hire you made?

Vivi Cahyadi Himmel: AltoVita’s CPO, Igor Boky, who is my sparring partner in technology and product development, team culture and management. He is a brilliant and resourceful problem solver. I truly admire his ability to think outside the box, which has shaped AltoVita technology to be truly innovative....