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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HotelQuickly brings mobile last minute hotel bookings to Asia

Empty rooms have always been a problem for hotels, especially during off-peak seasons. Besides the lost revenue opportunities, hotel operato...

  • April 18, 2013
  • at 8:30 am
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Gotcha Turns Captcha Into Branded Pictures, Lets Website Owners Monetize Blocking Spammers

Though very simple, ‘captcha’ technology has been very important for netizens to filter out spammers. Now an Indonesian startup called G...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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CyberAgent Ventures to Increase Fund to US$20M With Strong Interest in Thailand

At the sidelines of the Startup Asia Singapore conference, I had the opportunity to meet Nobuaki Kitagawa (pictured above), CEO of CyberAgen...

  • April 16, 2013
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Indonesian President’s New Twitter Account is a Hit, Gains 700,000 Followers in 2 Days

Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono – also known as SBY – has finally made his first tweet on his brand-new Twitter ha...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Indonesians Crack Down On Corruption with Crowd Reporting Site Lapor

Corruption is quite big in Indonesia. It’s very much normal – and even a habit – just to look the other way when we are dealin...

  • April 12, 2013
  • at 5:09 pm
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Qoo10 transactions in Asia doubled to USD 224M in one year; company gunning for IPO

In rapid fashion, Qoo10 has become a major e-commerce marketplace in Asia, processing SGD 278M (USD 224M) in its five countries last year, u...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 6:01 pm
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Dropbox Expands in Asia, Now Available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian

Dropbox is seeing stellar 537 percent annual growth in users in Indonesia already. Now available in Chinese, Malay, and Indonesian.

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 3:09 pm
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Printing giant launches Vistamobi, a mobile-friendly website builder for micro-businesses

Vistaprint, the sixth largest public-listed printing company in the United States, has just gone small by launching a simple-to-use website ...

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 2:58 pm
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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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Thehallyu Brings Korean Fashion Craze to Fans in Indonesia

Indonesia has Korean fever. Sensing an opportunity, Korean fashion e-store Thehallyu rolled out an Indonesian language version of the site l...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Why Indonesia could be a death trap for beauty box companies

News has hit this week that Indonesia has become the new battleground for beauty box companies — a type of subscription service where ...

  • April 17, 2013
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Lolabox vs BeautyTreats: Two New Beauty Box Startups Launch in Indonesia [UPDATED]

(Updated on April 18th: BeautyTreats launched last month. The article incorrectly stated that the startup launched on the same date with Lol...

  • April 16, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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25 of Asia’s Top Photo Apps to Take On Instagram

With Instagram getting acquired by Facebook for $1 billion, there is no question that photo apps are a very hot place to be for startups. I ...

  • April 12, 2013
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Is This Apple’s First Official Store in Indonesia? Probably Not

About two days ago, someone spotted an under construction store at Indonesia’s Pasaraya Blok M – a shopping center in Jakarta –...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Soccer Ticker App is a Hit With Blackberry 10 Sports Fans

Indonesia’s Soccer Ticker app, which was the overall winner of the Blackberry JamHack Asia competition recently, is proving to be popular ...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Indonesian President to Set Up Personal Twitter Account

The Jakarta Globe reports today that the Indonesian president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY), will launch his own personal Twitter account ...

  • April 10, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Mobile Social Gaming Company FunSpot Arrives in Indonesia with Telkomsel Partnership

Singapore-based mobile social gaming and entertainment company FunSpot announced today that it has signed a partnership agreement with Indon...

  • April 9, 2013
  • at 9:00 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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