Posts Tagged: Indonesia

Indonesia is a tricky market. Though it has immense potential growth over the next decade, the country is comprised of over 10,000 islands, with diverse languages and cultures in many different areas, so reaching out to these people has its own sets of challenges. The tech infrastructure is still growing, too. But where many might see a hindrance at first glance can turn out to be opportunities for savvy players



Twitter confirms upcoming office in Indonesia

Twitter plans to set up an office in Indonesia within the next six months.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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Xiaomi officially launches in Indonesia with Redmi 1S

Xiaomi will officially make its debut in Indonesia. But the company uses a somewhat different method of selling its products.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 7:33 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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Indonesia’s Bolt launched 4G smartphones, targets 500,000 new users

Bolt is the only 4G mobile internet provider in Indonesia. The team adds the addition of 4G compatible smartphones to nab even more users.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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Singapore’s migme to be preinstalled in over half of Indonesia’s new smartphones

One week after migme debuted as a publicly traded stock in Australia, the company announces partnership with big handset manufacturers in In...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 3:54 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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BitX, a Bitcoin wallet and exchange for emerging markets, raises $800k

BitX wants to push Bitcoin into emerging markets through its wallet, exchange, merchant integration, and API.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Tripvisto wants more Indonesians take on tours, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Tripvisto’s CEO Bernardus Sumartok assures everyone that the new startup won’t share the same fate as its ‘older brother’.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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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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8 Android smartphone models to challenge Redmi Note in Indonesia

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note is a powerful gadget priced at IDR 2 million. But there are already plenty of choices in that price range for Indonesi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 8:30 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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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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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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Indonesian travel sites Valadoo and Burufly announce merger

Both companies are on a downward growth trajectory path in the last few months. Will this merger be a turning point for them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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