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Do you know about the startup eco-system in Indonesia? What are the companies that are revolutionising this space? Here is a list of six startups that are both exciting and good for an investor as well as an entrepreneur.

They have a unique product, and a good chance to grow outside the Indonesian market.


With the tagline “simple enterprise helpdesk software without the enterprise headache”, Bornevia aims to make it easy for corporations to manage its customer relationship online. Corporations usually have multiple channels to handle when it comes to CRM, Bornevia wants to make this process centralised and easier to manage.


Kurio is a mobile smart news reader app. It reads your interests in online content consumption, and scours the internet to find content that is most likely to meet your interest. In their own words, to “discover, explore, and consume internet’s best news and beyond; that matches your personalities..”. Kurio filters millions of articles every day and recommends the best article from your favorite topics, and is now available for both iOS and Android devices. For now Kurio is incubated under Merah Putih Incubator.

Also Read: Indonesian startup Valuklik raises seed funding from East Ventures


The main purpose of is to get the best out of two worlds, by using technology to leverage offline experiences. Essentially, is a combination of a NFC and/or RFID-powered wearable device with digital interaction software. This means, with, you can get people to come to your offline event and interact with a software that can be customised according to your objectives.


Agriculture is often overlooked by the nerds working for tech startup companies, but in a country like Indonesia where agriculture is still a big industry, this can’t be the case. 8Villages offers robust, cloud-based carrier-grade messaging platform, allowing real-time communication between farmers and customers. Since 8villages is targeting people in the rural area, SMS, MMS and push notification are the way to go, making the system dependent on 2G/3G or any data access.

Also Read: Tour and activities marketplace Tripvisto gets funding from East Ventures


Digital advertising is a growing business in Indonesia, and Adskom is one of the company riding this wave. Adskom provides the technology for agencies or brands to effectively buy ads online using their proprietary technology. Adskom’s technology allows publishers to review, track & make decisions that optimise ads inventory sales performance with a sleek dashboard. Adskom is founded by Italo Gani and Daniel Armanto, and funded by Rebright Partners, Digital Garage, East Ventures, Beenos Plaza, and Skystar Capital.


Cubeacon is a simple way for offline merchants to communicate with their customers’ smartphone, usually to push customer loyalty programs. With Cubeacon’s solution, merchants are able to see the customer movement via an app installed that sends data to the transceiver device. Each Cubeacons are small wireless devices that can broadcast bluetooth signals to smart devices. A cubeacon pack contains of three cool designed beacons and a separate battery for each.

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