Qlue, a smart city app developer from Indonesia, announced today that it has raised funding from state-owned telco company Telkom Indonesia through its venture capital arm MDI Ventures, as first reported by Deal Street Asia.

With this funding, Qlue officially closes its Series A round from 2016, which had featured investments from Prasetia Dwidharma and consultant firm Juvisk. Qlue raised a total of US$1 million.

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The round continued on to 2017, with GDP Venture taking the lead.

The funding is said to be used to hire AI-talent.

Qlue was a graduate of Google Launchpad Accelerator programme. It provides citizens a platform to report and share civic issues in their neighbourhood, city authorities and enterprises while also allowing users to access real-time information on traffic and public transport.

“We’re looking to expand into multiple sectors including public transportation, real estate, state-owned enterprise, and manufacturing in 2019,” said Qlue CEO Rama Raditya.

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Recently, Qlue was selected for the third round of the Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund program by GSM Association (GSMA), a worldwide association of telecommunication operators.

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