Author Archives: Goutama Bachtiar


Zodio working to be official local search app for tourism bodies

Zodio working to be official local search app for tourism bodies

Besides aiming to be an official local search app for various tourism bodies, Zodio plans to expand to Malaysia and India later this year Thailand-based discovery platform Zodio, is in talks with Tourism ministries in countries – Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia – it has a presence in, to be the official Point-of-Interest (POI) search app.


Why is Southeast Asia an important market for Zomato?

Alok Jain and Karthik Shetty of Zomato tell e27 about the company’s expansion plans in Southeast Asia, and how its employees are its strength What’s cooking at Zomato? A recipe to start a service in Malaysia and Vietnam by the first half of this year and expansion to Bandung in Indonesia in the next couple


Garuda Indonesia to extend in-flight internet to Airbus fleets soon

Currently, limited to Boeing, Indonesia’s national carrier – Garuda Indonesia – will extend inflight internet services to its Airbus fleet too soon Garuda Indonesia,(GIA), which launched in-flight internet services in its Boeing B-777-300ER aircrafts, will extend the service to Airbus A330-200 and A330-300 aircrafts too, very soon. The service will be available, both on domestic and


Email-client Mailbird adds multi-account functionality

After launching IMAP support last month, email client, Mailbird has launched multi-account feature today. A referral programme to get the app free too is on Launching additional IMAP support late last month, the desktop e-mail client for Windows users, Mailbird has launched the multi-account feature today. According to Andrea Loubier, CEO, Mailbird, several new updates,

Moneta Akralogic

Moneta hopes to be one-stop solution for all mobile transactions

Moneta, an app launched by Jakarta-based Arkalogic Transksi, hopes to provide one-stop solution for all mobile transactions – m-commerce, m-wallet and m-banking Mobile transactions are still restricted to either one particular bank or a mobile service provider. Moneta, a new Android app, released by Jakarta based startup, PT Arkalogic Transaksi (in short Arkalogic), hopes to


Online mall Lazada opens up its marketplace for fashion businesses

Southeast Asian fashion businesses – local designers and smaller brands – can now set-up their own shops at Lazada Online shopping store, Lazada and the Southeast Asian clone of Rocket Internet’s Amazon, has extended its marketplace to fashion. After opening up its marketplace for consumer electronic, home appliances, living, toys and sport equipments in April


Logistics solution provider Kirim debuts API; set to enable e-commerce

With the launch of an API and KirimanKu, end-to-end delivery and logistics solution provider, Kirim, is set to boost e-commerce in the logistics space Jakarta (Indonesia) based, end-to-end delivery and logistics solution provider, Kirim,has done a soft launch of its API, enabling e-commerce players to rate, find shipping costs, track shipments, arrange pick-ups and in the

Traveling to Indonesia

Indonesia will see 154% more travelers this year says HotelsCombined

Hotel aggregator service, HotelsCombined, announced that Indonesia will see a staggering growth of 154 percent increase in inbound travelers this year. HotelsCombined‘s latest statistics on inbound travel trend to Indonesia shows staggering growth with 154 percent more travelers intending to pack their luggage and head to the archipelago nation this year. The stats is gathered from

Prohukum Founders

ProHukum helps law firms with its practice management software

ProHukum is a practice management platform for law firms, and is eyeing a huge market with its future products. ProHukum (“Hukum” means “Law” in English), an Indonesian startup providing practice management software to law firms, is looking for strategic partnerships with other companies as they seek to strengthen their presence in Southeast Asia. Founded three

OporAyam recipe on Kokiku

Online food portal Kokiku looks to go into print and broadcast

Indonesia’s online food portal,, is planning to expand their dominance to print and broadcast media., a portal for foodies, was set up with by two co-founders who saw that the choice of food is increasingly important if individuals want a healthier life. Not only does it provide the latest food news, cooking videos,

HarukaEdu Indonesia online education

HarukaEdu offers affordable, accessible and social online education

HarukaEdu is identifying and aiming to solve the problems of higher education in Indonesia, with online education solutions. The lack of higher educational institutions, high cost in setting up universities and the fact that most of the fastest growing cities are situated outside of the main Java island in Indonesia makes e-learning the perfect solution


Understand your audience better with online survey tool UserReport

Digital research and performance platform UserReport has launched in Indonesia and plans to further expand its reach in Southeast Asia. Digital research and performance platform  UserReport has quietly launched in Indonesia. Earlier, the free online survey tool developed for media business, website owners and publishers, has managed to grab big names like National Geographic, Toyota

Indonesia social effort

Accelerator program SWAP comes for social entrepreneurs in Indonesia

Social entrepreneurs in Indonesia can look forward to SWAP, an accelerator program just for them. There is hope for social entrepreneurs serving the disadvantaged and needy in Indonesia now. Hosted by LGT Venture Philanthropy, Smiling World Accelerator Program (SWAP) will be taking off in the largest Southeast Asian country. Working hand-in-hand with Global Entrepreneurship Program Indonesia

Ken Dean Lawadinata

Kaskus CEO launches book about being Indonesia’s youngest CEO

Being Indonesia’s youngest CEO is no easy task. Ken Dean Lawadinata, CEO of Kaskus, an online forum and marketplace, recounts. Increasingly, Indonesian startups and key figures are looking at book publishing as a new channel of sharing and promoting their business. And this time, Kaskus takes the stage with CEO, Ken Dean Lawadinata launching a book last Thursday. According

travel holiday voyagin

Indonesians look towards Hong Kong and Germany for outbound trips

Indonesians might love their local travel destinations, but they are still looking towards Hong Kong, Germany and the Netherlands for outbound trips. Jakarta’s roads are looking a lot less congested right now, thanks to the start of the mid-year holiday season for students last week. Most of them are traveling around and outside of the