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[Indonesia] Get In The Ring

[Indonesia] Get In The Ring

Worldwide podium for startups to raise capital, and is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week   Synopsis: Get In The Ring is a worldwide podium for startups to raise capital, and is a featured event of Global Entrepreneurship Week. It’s a global movement organised in over 50 countries with an aim to connect promising


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

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migme partners with Indonesia’s Smartfren, Spice Global and Trikomsel

This will give Singapore-based social entertainment platform access to more than half of archipelago’s new smartphone shipments Singapore-based social entertainment platform migme has announced a series of partnerships with telecommunication and retail distribution providers in Indonesia, giving the company access to more than half of the country’s new smartphone shipments. It has partnered with telecommunications company Smartfren to reach

Uber driver featured

Uber banned in Jakarta

The prohibition is due to the lack of attention shown by Uber towards the official transportation regulation Just days after officially launched last Wednesday, the local Jakarta government, through the Transportation Department (Dishub), has surprisingly planned to restrict the smartphone-based Uber private car rental service provider from operating in the region. This prohibition is due to

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[Updated] Indonesia’s Ruangguru raises seed funding to scale up services locally

Online private tutoring marketplace Ruangguru has secured an undisclosed sum from East Ventures to grow its offerings in Indonesia Indonesia-based online private tutoring marketplace Ruangguru.com has today announced raising an undisclosed amount of seed funding from East Ventures, a Southeast Asian-centric venture capital firm. According to an official release, Ruangguru is East Ventures’ first education


Private chauffeur service Uber drives into Jakarta

After Easy Taxi and GrabTaxi, Uber officially launches in the Indonesian capital to provide a touch of luxury and style to residents Despite doubts regarding whether a transportation app — taxi or private car booking — will succeed in Jakarta, global companies are launching their services in the Indonesia capital. At first it was Rocket Internet’s


Touchten’s latest is a mobile spiritual successor to Mega Man

The Indonesian game studio’s Project Brilliant Girl plans to turn heads in the gaming scene. How? Touchten Games, the Indonesian mobile game developer behind Ramen Chain and Sushi Chain Lite, is halfway through creating a sci-fi themed endless runner that pays tribute to the classic 2D run-and-gun platforming Mega Man games created by Capcom. Its new game


Ideabox wants to get you a US$1M valuation! How?

The acceleration programme helps Indonesian startups via mentorship and collaborations, and has just opened registration for its second batch Ideabox, a technology business acceleration programme sponsored by Indonesia’s telco company Indosat, Ooredoo Group and Mountain Partners AG, has opened registration for its second batch. The 120-day programme, which invests in early-stage startups in the telecommunication, media and technology sectors,


Qraved’s Android app makes it easy to reserve tables at diners

DailySocial lauds Indonesia-based reservation platform’s Android app for its usability and simple user interface Reservation is crucial to avoid missing out on a table at our favourite restaurant especially if you’ve travelled a long way to get there. Mobile app Qraved was created to help diners place online reservations at any of the several thousand


Payment platform Doku aiming for 40% to 50% growth this year

Indonesia-based online payment platform Doku claims to have partnered with more than 2,000 merchants in various industries Online payment platform Doku announced that its service has reached thousands of merchants which comprise of not just major corporations but also small to medium businesses (SMB). Doku saw total transactions during 2013 reach Rp 5 trillion (US$420 million) and


Design crowdsourcing platform Sribu launches SribuLancer. Why?

Here Ryan Gondokusumo, Founder, Sribu, talks to DailySocial about his expansion strategy Freelancing is a recent phenomenon that is becoming very prevalent. People have discovered reasons to be self employed rather than be bound to companies. More than a few took their first steps by taking side jobs before finally committing to become full time