Posts Categorized: Startups


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Indonesia’s Ideabox accelerator unveils 2nd batch of finalists, featuring transport apps and foodtech

On August 29, Sebastian Togelang and Andy Zain’s Ideabox accelerator in Jakarta (powered by local telco Indosat) announced its second roun...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Uber finds peace in Singapore while facing brickbats in the rest of Asia

Their arrival in Asia continues to be fraught with resistance from all quarters - governments, taxi companies, and even banks.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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State of tech startup ecosystem in Medan

Medan is Indonesia’s third biggest city in Indonesia. How big is the tech startup scene there?

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Spavista gets $160,000 in seed funding so Indonesians can go to the spa more often

A two-man army have been running Spavista in the last year. Now thanks to the seed funding, they can finally grow and scale faster.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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Tokopedia turns 5 years old, touts 24 million products sold last year

Tokopedia is one of Indonesia’s largest marketplace sites. The startup shares a few new stats on its fifth anniversary.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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The Philippines is rallying to be the next big freelancing superpower (INFOGRAPHIC)

Philippines is locked in a three-way race with Indonesia and Vietnam to be the main freelancing hub in Southeast Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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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 allows homeowners and travelers to get a bett...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Born in Vietnam and raised in Y Combinator, Kimono wants to API-ify the entire Internet

Kimono puts the power of data analysis into the hands of anyone. No coding required.

  • August 13, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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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 million students and 2.6 million teachers, the...

  • August 8, 2014
  • at 8:48 pm
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This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

Rather than an outsourced development shop, Chok Ooi describes Agility as a startup product development company that partners and works with...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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With seed money secured, WeYap thinks the battle to be Indonesia’s Yelp is wide open

There’s yet to be a really strong player in the online directory scene in Indonesia like Yelp. WeYap looks ready to take on the challenge.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 2:51 pm
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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 venture. Now, two years later, the 29-year-ol...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 4:35 am
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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 fundamental obstacles for online dating. “T...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Indonesia’s Telkom partners with VC to launch Indigo Fenox incubator

Meet Indigo Fenox, Indonesia’s new global incubator with a $1.5 million annual budget. It will take in two batches each year.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:56 pm
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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 years old respectively, Belva Devara and Im...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Indonesia’s adtech startup Adskom raises $850,000 from 4 VCs

Adskom is one of those rare Indonesian tech startups which are operating internationally.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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Stealth aims to earn the title as Indonesia’s most secure messaging app

Is this Asia’s answer for the secure chat app craze?

  • August 12, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
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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 capital and private equity firms. It’s a Wed...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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