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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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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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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Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indonesia. A Samsung representative tells Reute...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 6:28 pm
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Game on! Indonesia’s race for outsourced work heats up between Freelancer.co.id and local challenger SribuLancer

“In terms of the number of users and projects posted, we are the biggest,” says Helma Kusuma, country manager of Indonesia for Freelance...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 8:22 pm
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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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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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Indonesian government wants to ban Uber (UPDATED)

Uber has gotten itself in trouble again when it comes to local laws. This time in Jakarta.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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Five Indonesian tech products only locals can appreciate

The past century hasn’t been an easy road for Indonesia. Since the liberation from the Japanese in 1945, and through the rise and fall of ...

  • August 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Xiaomi launches Indonesia website, but no launch date yet

Xiaomi Indonesia’s website lets you design a smartphone with $170 budget.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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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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