Meisia Chandra
An explorer and a thinker. Writes on digi-tech industry in Indonesia. Also works as a digital strategist and digital media manager in Jakarta.
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How is Indonesia's Elevenia able to add 30,000 users every week?

How is Indonesia's Elevenia able to add 30,000 users every week?

BUSINESS, INDONESIA, INTERVIEWS | 28 Nov, 2014

Elevenia claims to have secured more than 600K members in 8 months. How has it managed this growth? We ask VP - Marketing Madeleine Ong De Guzman 

GrabTaxi uses discounts to lure Indonesians; targets 200K downloads

GrabTaxi uses discounts to lure Indonesians; targets 200K downloads

BUSINESS, INDONESIA, NEWS | 21 Nov, 2014

Users to get discount of IDR 10,000 (about US$1) on all rides until December 31. iPhones and weekly prizes up for grabs too 

Bali’s first ever Startup Weekend launches 11 startups

Bali’s first ever Startup Weekend launches 11 startups

EVENTS, INDONESIA, NEWS | 18 Nov, 2014

Learn what 75 people from 22 countries in exotic Bali did with their energy, enthusiasm and innovation 

Jualo aims to be Indonesia’s eBay with a social mission

Jualo aims to be Indonesia’s eBay with a social mission

BUSINESS, FEATURES, INDONESIA | 14 Nov, 2014

The Founder of the classifieds site isn't in awe of the strong contenders already in the game. With a different approach and a social cause, he is all set to make it big 

Taxi booking apps in Indonesia thrive despite obstacles

Taxi booking apps in Indonesia thrive despite obstacles

BUSINESS, FEATURES, INDONESIA | 16 Sep, 2014

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? 

Private chauffeur service Uber drives into Jakarta

Private chauffeur service Uber drives into Jakarta

INDONESIA, NEWS, TECHNOLOGY | 13 Aug, 2014

After Easy Taxi and GrabTaxi, Uber officially launches in the Indonesian capital to provide a touch of luxury and style to residents 

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

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

INDONESIA, INVESTMENT, NEWS | 11 Aug, 2014

The acceleration programme helps Indonesian startups via mentorship and collaborations, and has just opened registration for its second batch 

Asia's answer to Airbnb travelmob turns two

Asia's answer to Airbnb travelmob turns two

BUSINESS, NEWS | 14 Jul, 2014

A very happy birthday to the Singapore-based company. The completion of two years marks it presence in 1,000 cities in 88 countries 

What is Lamudi's strategy for Indonesia's rising property market?

What is Lamudi's strategy for Indonesia's rising property market?

BUSINESS, INDONESIA | 17 Jun, 2014

Kian Moini of online real estate marketplace Lamudi talks about the burgeoning property market in Indonesia and its consumer trends 

GrabTaxi launches beta trial in Jakarta

GrabTaxi launches beta trial in Jakarta

INDONESIA, NEWS | 06 Jun, 2014

The Malaysia-based startup has gained strong acceptance in SEA. It enters Indonesia offering certain additional services