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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Taking stock of Jakarta Founder Institute grads: Who’s still standing?

Now that the Jakarta Founder Institute (JFI) has been running since 2011, Tech in Asia feels its time to reflect on its progress, and take i...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Ideabox accelerator accepts all 8 startups, replaces Hartaku with Eatzify

The Ideabox accelerator program (co-organized by Indonesian telco Indosat, venture capital firm Mountain SEA Ventures, and communications co...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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Line has 30 million users in Indonesia, now 2nd biggest market

Line is perhaps Indonesia’s most popular chatting app now.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 7:19 pm
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Lazada’s former Indonesia CEO has ditched ecommerce for this live video streaming site

“We’re different from YouTube because you dictate what’s going to happen,” explains Thomas Damek, founder of Zeemi.tv, which went li...

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 9:36 pm
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This Indonesian ecommerce site helps retailers ship away past season’s goods fast

VIP Plaza is moving really fast in Indonesia. In just six months, the team has grown to a 75-man team. And they’re still aggressively hiri...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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This startup combats ewaste in Indonesia by selling refurbished gadgets

29-year-old Ernest Tjahjana is the founder and CEO of Kukuruyuk, and claims that his company is the first ecommerce business in Indonesia sp...

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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This startup lets Indonesians get their hands on rare goods from different countries

Yuwono Wicaksono, founder of the pint-sized, Jakarta-based ecommerce site GudangImpor, wants his budding company to become the hub for Indon...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 8:03 pm
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Lazada and Xiaomi: 5,000 Redmi 1S sold out in 7 minutes in Indonesia (UPDATED)

Xiaomi has finished its first flash sales in Indonesia.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:26 pm
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Indonesian startup rises to the challenge of building a local Buzzfeed

Hipwee claims that it has gone viral with 3.3 monthly million pageviews in less than six months.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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From showbiz to tech biz: Christian Sugiono on acting, MBDC, and new investments

“I’m actually not the type of serial entrepreneur who likes to build ventures and let other people run it. I am kind of a possessive typ...

  • September 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Startup Asia Jakarta: Event highlights that you can’t miss!

Register now with the early bird discount code!

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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eFishery, a smart aqualife feeding system, wins Jakarta’s Get in the Ring pitch competition

Eight Indonesian startups squared off today in Jakarta’s Get in the Ring (GITR) pitch competition at Pacific Place mall. The crowned winne...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 10:49 pm
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Indonesia’s top websites hit out at telcos for littering the internet with even more ads

A handful of Indonesian website giants are mad at Telkomsel and XL Axiata’s unethical advertising practice.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 2:57 pm
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How Indonesia’s problematic internet law will impede freedom of expression

While a democratic country, Indonesia’s internet regulations inhibit freedom of speech. To set things right, the law needs to be reformed.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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This adventure booking site wants to address the English language gap in Indonesia

Gogonesia is an online booking system that lets users book adventures and day trip tours in Indonesia. Melieyana Tjioe, the site’s 28-yea...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Indonesia’s humor site MalesBanget gets investment from Rebright Partners and 500 Startups

Hopefully MBDC Media’s flagship product, the humor site MalesBanget, gets funnier after this.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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Indonesian startup challenges Slack with new team collaboration app

It’s quite common nowadays to see companies made up largely of remote workers (Tech in Asia does it!). When that happens, you better have ...

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 6:03 pm
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