Indonesian “1000 Startups” initiative being renewed by the government

The initiative is updated with the agenda to bring entrepreneurship programs to five more cities 

Ex-Tiket co-founder Natali Ardianto to open new healthtech startup

The Indonesian serial entrepreneur and mentor reportedly started recruiting on LinkedIn 

Indonesia's Investree to launch in the Philippines, set up new subsidiaries

Investree also plans to start fundraising for their Series C, if their expansion plan goes well 

Indonesia partially blocks social media following post-election riots

The social media blockade was meant to prevent the spreading of fake news and provocative posts that may trigger further escalation of the situation 

Meet an Indonesian company trying to curb food waste and save the planet

Garda Pangan aims to raise awareness around the issue of food waste, which has been gaining little to no attention in Indonesia 

Co-working space Outpost secures US$1.3M seed funding

The new hospitality brand focussing on co-living and co-working is based in two locations; Bali, Indonesia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

Bukalapak launches BukaGlobal, marks international expansion

BukaGlobal launches in Singapore, plans to connect the global market with over four million Indonesian sellers 

A look into one of the most active early stage VC firms this year

By May 2019, East Ventures have already announced 12 funding rounds in companies across Southeast Asia 

Grab partners with Indonesian varsity to nurture medtech, social startups

University of Indonesia and Grab have joined forces to support the university's development program for startups 

Agung Nugroho on Kudo’s latest innovation, and keeping tabs on financial inclusion for all

e27 spoke to Agung Nugroho, fintech Kudo’s CEO, who’s going to be on stage at Echelon Asia Summit 2019 talking about Grab’s acquisition