Dear tech companies, you’re more than just a platform

It's time for tech companies to stop hiding behind the "we're just a platform” jargon 

Indonesian student printing platform Cetaku raises seed funding round led by IDN Media

Cetaku is a platform that enables students to upload and print lecture notes and materials --for free 

Funding Societies raised a US$25M Series B funding round led by Softbank Ventures Korea

The latest funding round for Funding Societies is said to be the largest raised by a P2P lending platform in Southeast Asia 

Today's top tech news, April 12: Allianz X invests in Go-Jek, WeWork confirms naked Hub acquisition

We also have updates from Warburg Pincus, Ant Financial, and Protégé Ventures 

GDP Venture, PTB Ventures lead funding round for US-based AI startup Element Inc

BCA, BRI, Telkom Indonesia, and Maloekoe Ventures also participated in the funding round for Element Inc 

M Cash's backer Kresna Graha Investama to invest in MatchMove Pay

In November 2017, together with M Cash, Kresna Graha Investama acquired stakes in MatchMove's operations in Indonesia 

Exploring the potential of blockchain implementation in Indonesia

A look into blockchain implementation, case studies, and policies in the archipelago 

The 10 startups who made jaw-dropping pitches that wow-ed judges and fans

These are the 10 startups who will be proceeding to have a face-off at the Echelon Asia Summit 2018 boxing ring. 

Indonesian social commerce platform Kaskus reportedly appoints Edi Taslim as new CEO

Taslim entered Kaskus last November through a strategic investment to a startup that he has founded, ProPS 

Bank Indonesia listed fintech startup Toko Pandai in its regulatory sandbox

There are already 15 fintech startups registered in Bank Indonesia