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Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing


Maaduu will re-launch its services in Indonesia this November

Korean video channel, Maaduu, hopes back to back re-launches in Malaysia and Indonesia will help penetrate the SEA market Korea’s premium video channel Maaduu is reportedly preparing itself to re-launch its services in Indonesia this coming November. This is a part of Maaduu’s attempts to penetrate the Southeast Asian market, after previously being re-launched in


Smartphone manufacturer Advan enters software market

Smartphone manufacturer, Advan, has launched its app store with support from local developers; 150,000 apps already on the market Advan has done something which is inevitable to be done, especially by hardware vendors. The local brand decided to develop its own online store to support its smartphones. This move of  Advan has reportedly attracted a


[Indonesia] Dig-In 2014 Conference

Who owns digital advertising real estate? Find out this and more at Dig-In 2014 Conference Synopsis: Digital Initiatives (Dig-In) 2014 Conference brings you in-depth insights and discussion on everything Digital Media and Advertising have to offer, from business, regulatory and technology points of view. A new media with many stakeholders, Dig-In aims is creating beneficial convergence

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How Indonesia’s new Prez leveraged the most viral political Facebook page

She was behind the ‘The Jokowi Effect’. Farina Situmorang talks about her role in the digital campaign, the selfie the President took, and much more   Towards the end of 2013, Farina Situmorang had a hunch that the digital marketing skills she had honed in Silicon Valley could help the outcome of elections in Indonesia. Having


Cyber Agent Ventures leads an investment for Kurio

The funding will be used to further develop the product of the Indonesian smart news reader and recruit talent It seems that more and more Indonesian local startups are attracting the attention of global investors. Just take a look at Kurio smart news reader, which has just sealed a majestic funding from Japan-based Cyber Agent Ventures


Skystar Ventures Incubator’s second batch is now open

Last day for registration is November 27, 2014; the programme will start on February 26, 2015 Prepare yourself startups, as the Skystar Ventures’ second batch of incubation is now open. The registration period will last until November 27, 2014 and the programme would be started on February 26, 2015. This event will provide the chosen ones with a


HR platform Talenta raises funding from East Ventures

Indonesia-based HR platform founded by Joshua Kevin will use the funds to launch its product and grow the team Indonesia-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) human resource platform Talenta.co today announced raising an undisclosed amount of funding led by East Ventures, with participation from angel investor Grace Tahir. Operating under PT Talenta Digital Indonesia, the boutique agency (previously known


Edutech startup Kelase secures seed funding from Insight Investments

The edutech startup will use the funding to develop products, recruit new talents and upgrade quality of performance It was yesterday (18/9) that Kelase, an online education and training startup, announced an undisclosed seed funding from Insight Investments. Prior to it, Brimy Laksmana, Kelase’s Co-founder and CEO, stated that the funding would be allocated to


PropertyGuru and Emtek join forces to lead Rumah to the top

With this partnership, KMK will acquire an undisclosed minor shares of PropertyGuru Indonesia Hot news coming through. PropertyGuru has just published a joint venture with Emtek Group’s subsidiary PT Kreatif Media Karya (KMK) as an attempt to develop Rumah, PropertyGuru’s property platform that has served more than two million customers in Indonesia. The partnership was


Indonesia’s Telkom set to build 20 “Digital Valleys”

Telkom had earlier established “Bandung Digital Valley” and “Jogja Digital Valley”. 20 more to go Indonesian telecommunication giant Telkom has planned to expand the number of digital valleys in Indonesia, after previously succeeded in establishing “Bandung Digital Valley” and “Jogja Digital Valley”. This is in line with the company’s vision, which is to have 20


TV still the best way to promote e-commerce sites in Indonesia

NusaResearch claimed that television is still the most effective way for e-commerce companies to promote their websites The promising growth of internet and mobile-based digital ads apparently doesn’t kill the influence of television-broadcasted commercials to Indonesian consumer. As a matter of fact, the Indonesian e-commerce companies is beginning to put more money, counting on TV


Indonesia leads growth on digital advertising in APAC

  Latest report by eMarketer states that Indonesia leads the Asia Pacific region in total media spending, ahead of powerhouses like Singapore and China eMarketer has just rolled out a publication about the state of digital ads industry in Asia Pacific, along with its projection until 2018. Interestingly, based on the total media spending, Indonesia is