Posts Categorized: Startups


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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 explains why Japanese investors are inte...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Klik-Eat’s challenges in scaling the food delivery business in Indonesia

Klik-Eat is one of Indonesia’s biggest online food delivery business. The team talks about their biggest challenge operating in the countr...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Zenius wants to put more tech into the way Indonesians learn online

July is a busy month for education institutions and education-related business in Indonesia. The country’s school year begins this month a...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Startup holidays increase in popularity, iLAB Express Accelerator launches in Bali

Roger Hamilton’s Entrepreneurs Institute launched its 15-day iLAB Express Accelerator program in Bali on July 20. Not to be confused with ...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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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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Awesome chart shows 50 countries with homegrown tech titans, but only 13 of those nations are in Asia

An interesting report from the Economist yesterday crunched data from the World Startup Report and lists the top three most valued tech comp...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Sharks, pirates hinder Indonesian file hosting giant Indowebster’s desire to scale up

“55 percent of the files on Indowebster are illegal content,” explains chief operating officer Abang Suluh Husodo. “But the users love...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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React Messenger, the selfie messaging app, takes off in Indonesia

React Messenger has really taken off in Asia. The LA-based startup is today rolling out React Messenger (which is iOS-only) in a new market ...

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 4:57 pm
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CekAja helps Indonesians compare and apply for financial products, delivers the service to their front doors

(Update: We revised a couple of facts: CekAja’s beta launch timeline and number of transactions processed) Indonesia could become a huge m...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 12:30 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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Deceler8 in Bali rescues international entrepreneurs from burning out

According to the founder of Bali’s Deceler8 program Michel Bachmann, the main difference between his paradise-based “decelerator” and ...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
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Nabilah Alsagoff and the story behind Doku, Indonesia’s epayments pioneer

After a battle with Jakarta’s evening traffic, Doku founder and COO Nabilah Alsagoff steps into the city’s upscale Luna Negra rest...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from being Fortune 100 auto majors, is that they...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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How Tiket became Indonesia’s booking champion and now plans for overseas expansion

Natali Ardianto used to be bad with people. But you would never guess it from the way he carries himself today. The loquacious, well-groomed...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 11:14 am
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From hacker to hero to data legend: Juny “Acong” Maimun tells the story behind Indowebster

If nothing else, Juny “Acong” Maimun is a survivor. The 34-year-old founder and CEO of Indowebster sits relaxed on a chic blue sofa in t...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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Bali’s not just for tourists: Here are 5 co-working spaces in paradise

As the ecosystem emerges, co-working spaces are popping up across Bali to facilitate startups’ growth and development. If you’re looking...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Armed with strong SEO and a good domain name, this one-man army is disrupting Indonesia’s real estate market

According to SimilarWeb’s estimates, RumahDijual generates more traffic than its two competitors: PropertyGuru’s Rumah and iProperty’s...

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Here are 5 strategies Reebonz uses to attract wealthy shoppers in Indonesia

Although Indonesia's middle class is small group, brands targeting them can grow if they adopt the right strategies – which is what luxury...

  • June 18, 2014
  • at 10:50 am
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