Insights on tech and the Indonesian diaspora in Silicon Valley

After living in the Bay for a few months, we have learned that the Indonesian community is quite fragmented 

Singapore-based programmatic media startup Oplifi raises US$750K from Rainmaker Ventures

The startup, which also has a presence Indonesia and India, will use the money to strengthen its presence 

Captain's Log, September 14: Supahands raises pre-Series A and a religious video game is in trouble in Southeast Asia

Plus, Google may be launching localised payment service for India, and Alibaba is making massive offline retail push 

MatahariMall raises US$16M from offline Lippo Group cousin: DSA

The deal increases Matahari Department Stores' stake in MatahariMall to 16 per cent 

e27 discussions, What makes starting up in Indonesia different from other countries in Southeast Asia?

Have you run into any day-to-day business practices that are particularly unique to starting up in Indonesia? 

Captain's Log, Aug 24: Jack Ma is Indonesia’s e-commerce adviser; UC Web under scrutiny over data theft in India

Also in the news is the fundraise of Circledoo, a social network skills-sharing online platform in Indonesia 

What are the top e-commerce platforms in Malaysia? We mapped them out and learned some trends

Forecasts say 30 per cent of the region's e-commerce transactions will come from Malaysia 

Go-Jek acquires Loket to further dominate event management and ticketing space in Indonesia

Go-Jek already provides ticket purchasing services via Go-Tix, with an array of partnerships with cinema networks and various event organisers 

Captain's Log, July 28: Indonesia to re-open access to Telegram

Temasek invests in a US-based startup, Thailand to install cashless payments service in wet markets, and more exciting stories from the region