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Online education startup Quipper School enters Indonesian market

Online education startup Quipper School enters Indonesian market

The good news is — to use Quipper’s flagship app you need not be fluent in English; it has enabled Bahasa as one of its default languages Cheer up students, as Quipper has finally set its mark in Indonesia. This UK-based online education startup aims to help local students to learn online through its latest

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Taxi booking apps in Indonesia thrive despite obstacles

Even with challenges such as low smartphone penetration, bad internet connectivity, taxi apps in the country are surprisingly doing well. What makes the scene optimistic? Thanks to taxi booking apps, life has become a lot easier for Sari who lives in a narrow street in Kuningan area of South Jakarta. A little while ago, it would take


[Indonesia] SoftLayer Asia Roadshow – Jakarta

Softlayer Asia Roadshow comes to Jakarta to train startups and tech teams on creating positive business impact through cloud computing Synopsis: Speed is a startup’s main competitive advantage against larger companies. For tech startups and SMEs, scaling fast without breaking things is a primary concern for technical co-founders and tech teams. Your business demands easily deployable cloud


Uber attempts to clarify about its operations in Indonesia

Vehicular start up Uber attempts to deal with the issues brought up against it by the Indonesian Government The presence of Uber has indeed brought countless of debates among people. Just recently, the private car rental server posted on its official blog, trying to clarify about its controversial services by stating that they are safe,


Indonesian government might block Uber very soon

Indonesian government might block transportation startup Uber soon due to difficulties in regulating the service Detik has just reported some surprising news. The Jakarta’s Transportation Department is now on their attempt to block Uber, which has been a controversy these past days, by coordinating with the Ministry of Communication and Information. This became their final

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Yume no Machi Souzou linkai acquires Klik-Eat

The Japanese company now owns 55.6 per cent shares of Indonesian online food delivery portal Klik-Eat Yume no Machi Souzou linkai, the largest food delivery server in Japan, has acquired Indonesia’s online food delivery portal Klik-Eat. It has increased its possession of Klik-Eat’s shares to 55.6 per cent from 19 per cent. This makes the collaboration of Yume no Machi,

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Indonesian startup Valuklik raises seed funding from East Ventures

The internet marketing strategy firm will use the funding to strengthen services and expand media offerings Valuklik, an Indonesia-based performance marketing strategy startup specialising in the use of Google SEO (search engine optimisation) and SEM (search engine marketing), has received an undisclosed amount of seed funding from East Ventures. Valuklik will use the capital to strengthen its services


Thailand’s Priceza wants more of that Southeast Asia pie

After Thailand and Indonesia, price comparison service Priceza wants to enter Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines Thailand-based price comparison website Priceza recently announced plans to further expand in Southeast Asia, with its sights set on Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and the Philippines. To do so, however, it will be raising US$2 million to US$3 million


Tour and activities marketplace Tripvisto gets funding from East Ventures

Slated for launch in a couple of weeks, the Indonesian online travel marketplace will use the funds for hiring and product development efforts Indonesia-based online tour and activities marketplace Tripvisto today announced securing an undisclosed amount of funding from East Ventures. According to an official statement, the startup plans to use the funds to build a stronger


Developing countries might be the future of cryptocurrency

Will cryptocurrencies replace the traditional banking system in developing countries? Guvera’s Michael Wallis-Brown seems to think so The Chief Commercial Officer of Guvera, Michael Wallis-Brown, stated an interesting opinion at the Inside Bitcoins Conference in Melbourne, Australia. According to Wallis-Brown, as cited by Startup Smart, a number of developing countries which have large amount of


Indonesia’s wedding platform Bridestory secures seed funding

This startup will use the funds to help more couples ring the wedding bells with more features and staffers Indonesia-based Bridestory has today announced securing seed funding from US-based private equity firm Sovereign’s Capital, BEENOS Plaza, East Ventures and Fenox Venture Capital. The amount was not disclosed. According to an official release, the wedding platform, which acts


Indonesia’s SpaVista receives funding from founding team of sgCarMart

Beauty, health and wellness services marketplace SpaVista will use the investment to boost hiring and marketing efforts Indonesia-based beauty, health and wellness services marketplace SpaVista has today announced securing a six digit figure* in seed funding from the founding team of Singapore’s online classifieds platform for cars sgCarMart and other investors such as Joel Fu, Strategy Director, sgCarMart. Specifically, the