Changing Gears
A Magazine Singapore|August 2021
He may be going full speed ahead, but Aaron Tan of Carro puts on the brakes to speak to Daphne Teo & Jeffrey Lu about his fascination with cars and coding.
Daphne Teo & Jeffrey Lu

Daphne Teo (DT) Most important risk you’ve taken and why?

Aaron Tan (AT) The biggest risk I’ve taken was starting up Carro, even though I had a comfortable, well-paying job. Together with fellow co-founders, Aditya Lesmana and Kelvin Chng, we observed that there was a lack of transparency in the car buying and selling experience in Southeast Asia. To address this, we created Carro in 2015 with the idea of allowing consumers to select a plan and drive off with a car without worrying about annual depreciation and unexpected expenses. I’ve been fortunate to have met like-minded people along the way who were willing to be a part of Carro’s journey and together, we’ve successfully built the largest car marketplace in Southeast Asia.

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