Posts Categorized: Business


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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 new kid on the block in Indonesia. Much li...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:04 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, country manager of Indonesia for Freelance...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 8:22 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, contributing writer Cheryl Ho claims more than US...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 6:21 pm
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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 entrepreneur should read right before going to that...

  • August 4, 2014
  • at 7:32 pm
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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 Asia? Ginting Sadtyono, co-founder of S...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Book review: How to Start a Business Without Any Money

Although How To Start a Business Without Any Money was published in 2012 (a lifetime ago in our frenetic, tech-driven existence), the book i...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 5:47 pm
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The Change School in Bali helps entrepreneurs slow down to speed up

Most entrepreneurs see a company with the word “ventures” tacked onto the end and naturally assume it’s a VC or private equity firm, a...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 5:33 pm
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1 year and $92 billion later, Alibaba’s massive mutual fund starts to stagnate

Yuebao now holds RMB 574 billion (US$92 billion) in assets. That makes it the fourth-largest money market fund in the world.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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This entrepreneur wants to set chefs free by making them their own boss (VIDEO)

We continue our Lady E series this month, featuring the founder of Clubvivre, Maria Kuvshinova. In essence, Clubvivre is a platform for user...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women make it into senior management.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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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 Distance Telephone Company (PLDT) in exch...

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 6:56 pm
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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 Singapore and the US, the stay-at-home labor...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 6:34 pm
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Book review: The $100 Startup

It’s been two years since Chris Guillebeau’s manifesto for microentrepreneurs The $100 Startup hit shelves and grabbed bestseller titles...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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10 of Indonesia’s most active venture capital firms

Investors are quick to show interest in Indonesia, but very few actually decide to jump in with both feet, as the country poses a high risk,...

  • July 26, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
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Bareksa is Bloomberg for beginners, changes the game for online trading in Indonesia

In Sanskrit, “Bareksa” is the word for “tree.” As the saying goes, money doesn’t grow on trees. In Jakarta, however, that no longe...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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This startup is solving Indonesia’s mobile payments problem, bypassing banks altogether

Indonesia is a country where 12.5 percent of the population lives below the poverty line and nearly one third of locals don’t have access ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 5:49 pm
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Lost cause or comeback king? BTC China CEO Bobby Lee on the state of Bitcoin in China

"Bitcoin is not easy," he says, but maintains the challenges that Bitcoin faces in China right now are only temporary.

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Alibaba’s updated IPO prospectus reveals new details about UCWeb acquisition

The deal cost Alibaba US$479 million in cash and 12.3 million company shares for the remaining one-third of UCWeb.

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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