While Singapore is often thought to be the leading country when it comes to tech startups in Southeast Asia other countries are closing the gap fast.
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
Eticketing site Traveloka gets very little public attention. But based on user growth and market conditions, it may become Indonesia’s first billion-dollar startup.
The site hopes to serve a young, dynamic, and independent demographic of women in Indonesia. Ideosource believes the startup has disruptive potential.
Kudo sells products online via physical kiosks in public places. It accepts cash and just grabbed fresh funds for a local expansion from four investors.
Bobobobo CEO Jimmy Akili says he wants to focus on curation and creativity instead of becoming the next Jack Ma.
Line earned US$236 million and increased its monthly active user count to 205 million between January and March.
The site features product from stylish Indonesian vendors in seven different spaces, and plans to use Emtek’s TV and media assets to promote itself locally.
Trikomsel is a go-to name when people go gadget shopping in Indonesia. Now facing an ecommerce boom, CEO Sugiono Wiyono wants to cut disruptors off at the pass.
Singapore-based media giant MediaCorp just acquired majority shares in Indonesia’s KLN Group.
These startups are trailblazing the global Muslim market and helping to lay the seeds for companies to thrive in this space for generations to come.
Internet.org presents itself as an altruistic effort to get more people connected. But its telco partner isn't shy about its hopes to use the app for profit.
Indonesia is Southeast Asia’s sweetheart for mobile-first products. Here are a few verticals for investors and startups to consider getting into early.
This network of city news sites aims to take advantage of its first-mover status in places like Yangon, and discovers video as revenue source.
Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone brands playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from Samsung.
Lab equipment is mostly imported and hard to come by in Indonesia, a problem which new online retailer LabSatu wants to solve.
Hong Kong-based financial comparison site CompareAsiaGroup today announced it raised $40M in series A funding led by Goldman Sachs and Nova Founders Capital.
Alodokter wants to become the number one site for health-related information in Indonesia by winning in quality and design.