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GetCraft names former UangTeman exec as new CTO – Press Release

Southeast Asian content marketplace GetCraft on Monday named Darmawan Zaini as its new CTO, leading the team from the company’s headquarter in Jakarta.

Zaini will take over the company’s tech research and development strategy as it looks to enhance its platform amid scheduled
expansions to Vietnam and Thailand.

“GetCraft has been spearheading the creative and media boom in Southeast Asia, and the opportunity to continue that journey was one I wasn’t going to miss,” he said in a press statement.

Previously, Zaini was Chief Technology and Product Officer at UangTeman, a position recently filled by former Kudo executive Sukan Makmuri.

He has also had tenure at Happy5 and Samsung R&D Institute Indonesia.

Seekmi introduces new look – Press Release

On-demand home services Seekmi announced on Monday launched the new user interface on their site and mobile app.

The company also added new categories for services such as laundry-per-pieces, special cleaning service, and total cleaning service, and improve the electronic repair and plumber booking services.

Founded in 2015, Seekmi started out as a marketplace for different kinds of home services. The company decided to focus on AC repair, laundry, and cleaning service in 2016, before adding electronic repair and plumber in 2017.

The on-demand service provider operates in Greater Jakarta Area.

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M Cash subsidiary NFC Indonesia debuts on IDX – e27

Digital exchange platform NFC Indonesia on Thursday began listing on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) with opening price of IDR2,770 (US$0.19), a 49.73 per cent (920 points) increase of previous price of IDR1,850 (US$0.12).

The company raised IDR308 billion (US$21 million) in an oversubscribed round for its IPO; its shares had been transacted for 15 times and earned IDR866 million (US$60,000) during the day.

The startup is the third Indonesian startup to list on the stock exchange, following Kioson and M Cash in late 2017.

NFC Indonesia itself is a subsidiary of M Cash.

Solidiance teams up with Go-Jek to test out electric motorbike in Jakarta – Tech In Asia Indonesia

Management consultant firm Solidiance announced on Tuesday a partnership with ride-hailing giant Go-Jek to perform a feasibility study of electric motorbikes in Jakarta, Tech In Asia Indonesia reported.

The test is aimed to measure the cost efficiency of electric motorbikes as compared to fossil fuel-operated ones.

It will commence in July and involve Go-Jek riders in Greater Jakarta Area.

Go-Jek was chosen for the study as the startup involves a great number of motorbike in its daily operations.

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