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Bridestory

Indonesia’s Bridestory grabs funding from four VCs, new Jakarta player Sovereign’s Capital takes the lead

When Kevin Mintaraga got married in 2012, he wasn’t expecting to stumble into a new business ventu...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 26, 2014
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Setipe gets investment from anonymous angels so anonymous Indonesians can date online

Razi Thalib (pictured right), co-founder of Setipe, believes the Indonesian market poses a few funda...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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US-based Sovereign’s Capital sets up in Jakarta, welcomes early growth-stage companies

Luke Roush, a Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, refers to himself as the ne...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
RG FI

Ruangguru wants to overhaul online-to-offline education in Indonesia, gets funding from East Ventures

The co-founders of Ruangguru are some of the youngest entrepreneurs in Jakarta. But at 24 and 23 yea...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Five Indonesian tech products only locals can appreciate

The past century hasn’t been an easy road for Indonesia. Since the liberation from the Japanese in...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Game on! Indonesia’s race for outsourced work heats up between Freelancer.co.id and local challenger SribuLancer

“In terms of the number of users and projects posted, we are the biggest,” says Helma Kusuma, co...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 14, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
PandaBed

PandaBed’s new matching service allows travelers of the same age, race, and religion to bunk up

On August 12 in Singapore, PandaBed announced its newest feature, PeerMatch. The latest add-on allow...

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  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm

Ahead of Rocket Internet IPO, here are the numbers on its Southeast Asian ecommerce stores

Remember last week when Rocket Internet announced a US$445 million investment from Philippine Long D...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 12, 2014
  • at 6:56 pm
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$2.8 billion spent on Southeast Asian startup acquisitions since 2008: report

In a report released today by Singapore-based venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures, contribut...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 11, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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Endemic corruption in Indonesia galvanizes edtech startups

The World Bank calls Indonesia’s school system “immense and diverse.” With more than 50 millio...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 8, 2014
  • at 8:48 pm
durians FI

Kaspar Zhou, 500 Startups’ new guy in Jakarta, wants to get more aggressive in Indonesia

Kaspar Zhou does not look like an investment manager for one of the world’s largest venture capita...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 7, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm

More Indonesians will soon collect paychecks in pajamas. Tapping the nation’s stay-at-home workforce

Even in the most tech-savvy countries with fast and readily-available internet connections like Sing...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 6, 2014
  • at 6:34 pm
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As Indonesia’s gaming industry heats up, new startups enter

Today, mobile devices are the preferred channel for internet usage in Indonesia, and McKinsey Global...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 5, 2014
  • at 9:10 pm

Crossing the Chasm is the bible for entrepreneurial marketing (book review)

Crossing the Chasm by Geoffrey Moore is one of those rare books that every aspiring tech entrepreneu...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • August 4, 2014
  • at 7:32 pm
Book 100 startup FI

Book review: The $100 Startup

It’s been two years since Chris Guillebeau’s manifesto for microentrepreneurs The $100 Startup h...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • July 31, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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5 huge challenges any tech business faces in Indonesia

Several stats and buzzwords get thrown around when global investors talk about Indonesia’s tech st...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:53 am
FI ebooks

Southeast Asia’s most expensive app also provides free textbooks for students. This is the story of Mahoni

Would it surprise you to know that a digital law text library is the most expensive app in Southeast...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • July 29, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Why Rebright Partners predicts a bright future for Southeast Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Rebright Partners founder Takeshi Ebihara shares secrets on funding startups in Southeast Asia, and ...

By Leighton Cosseboom

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  • July 28, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm