Martin B. Hartono holds an MBA from the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.

After graduating from CGU, Hartono returned to Indonesia to support his family’s business, which is involved in consumer goods, banking, consumer electronics, hotels, industrial forestry, palm and sugar plantations, furniture, and other industries. Hartono was responsible for setting up much of the company’s IT infrastructure and was involved in its human resources and business development.

Based in Indonesia and Singapore, Hartono’s experience spans areas including information technology, human resources, venture investing, and family business management.

His strong passion for gaming and technology combined with a wealth of experience as Djarum Group’s business technology director led him to found GDP Venture in 2010.

With Hartono as CEO, GDP Venture is regarded as one of the most prominent venture investment firms coming out of Indonesia. The firm focuses on investing in different technology-related companies in the fields of commerce, media, entertainment, and solutions. These companies include Razer, Blibli,, Luminar, Now United, Vintage Electric, Aptera and 88rising.

Martin B. Hartono joined the Board of Trustees at Claremont Graduate University in 2021.