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

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No Funding, No Rich Daddy, Founder of M-Stars in Indonesia Started Up His Way

I met Joseph Edi Lumban Gaol, founder of M-Stars Group, in Jakarta, Indonesia. M-Stars is one of Indonesia’s pioneer mobile content provid...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 5:35 pm
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8Villages Offers Information Hub Through Mobile for Southeast Asian Farmers

You might have heard a bit about 8Villages. Not only has the startup been interviewed by us, but also by the BBC, which is a rare feat for a...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 6:06 pm
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Sharing Session: An Introduction to Indonesia’s Startup Ecosystem (Live Blog)

Onto the next sharing session, we have Indonesia’s Andy Zain to share about his country’s startup ecosystem. Andy is the founder...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 12:52 pm
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Rakuten’s new USD 10M Asian fund seeking to invest in region’s startups

Rakuten, the e-commerce giant from Japan with a global presence, announced today that it has set up a USD 10M fund in Singapore that will be...

  • April 4, 2013
  • at 1:36 pm
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Nijibox Reaches 5 Million Gamers, Founder Yoichi Gets Even Busier

Japanese game developer and publisher Nijibox announced on Monday that there are a few personnel changes for the company’s key positions. ...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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MailBird Launches Public Beta, Wants One Million Users This Year

Developed by a team based in Bali, email app MailBird launched its public beta version yesterday. Cited by media like LifeHacker and TechCru...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Bali-Based Game Studio Goes Bananas for the World’s Hottest Dance Crazes

Bali-based game developer Dragon Game Studio has been quite busy recently, releasing its first-ever two games in the last couple of days. Th...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 10:30 pm
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Stilomo Aims to be Indonesia’s Food Directory, Now Has 2,500 Users

Stilomo, one of the first graduates from the Jakarta Founders Institute, launched its mobile site for daily deals last month. The startup’...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Why KakaoTalk Will Win the TV Ad Battlefield in Indonesia

TV advertisements have proven to work very well for chat apps in Indonesia. China-based WeChat and Japan’s Line have been propelled to the...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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KakaoTalk Hits Number 1 Spot in Indonesia’s App Stores and is Looking for Local Partners

Sirgoo Lee (pictured right) is a very nice guy. He’s the co-CEO of Korea-based chat app KakaoTalk. When he went onstage at our Startup Asi...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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DealPOS Wants Retailers to Ditch Cash Registers and Pick Up iPads

For retailers, cash registers are an expensive, space-hogging, eye-gougingly ugly experience. Indonesian startup DealPOS instead wants to pu...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 5:35 pm
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Burufly Receives Investment From Walden and Batavia

Indonesian social travel site Burufly has concluded a financing round from Walden International and Batavia Incubator. The sum of the invest...

  • April 5, 2013
  • at 12:22 pm
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Understanding Neighbouring Markets with Mike, Mimee and Reza

This evening, we are pleased to have a panel of distinguished guests from Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam to give us an insight on Singapore...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 7:55 pm
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Misuse Allegation Throws Indonesia’s Rural Internet Penetration Scheme into Question

Though being the third largest democratic country in the world, corruption is still quite big in Indonesia. And now Detik yesterday reported...

  • April 3, 2013
  • at 5:12 pm
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Tokopedia Relocates Office, Reveals Strong New Growth Stats

Although Indonesian e-commerce site Tokopedia moved its office last month, the company chose an interesting date – today, which is Apr...

  • April 1, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Largest Telco Blocks Vimeo, Why?

(Updated on April 10th: Vimeo is no longer being blocked by Telkomsel. Hat tip: Ferdinand Zebua for this update.) (Update: The Indonesian IC...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 3:36 pm
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9 Startup Pitches at Ideosource’s Demo Day

Ideosource, a venture capital firm in Indonesia, organized a demo day yesterday to showcase five graduates from its incubation program, and ...

  • March 28, 2013
  • at 11:33 am
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Angry Smartfren Users Still Mad Due to Company’s Very Late Explanation

Yesterday, the fiasco made by Indonesian telco and handset manufacturer Smartfren made news all over Indonesia as the company’s internet c...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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