TAG: Indonesia

Slew of investors help KL fintech startup Jirnexu raise US$3M Series A

By Kevin McSpadden | May 24, 2016

PropertyGuru Co-founder and CEO Steve Melhuish was a private investor in the deal Read More

The best 'F word' is not Founders or Funding

By e27.co/joel-leong | May 09, 2016

Founders are essential, without them their idea and the startup would not exist. But maybe that is their greatest contribution Read More

A Singaporean acquisition story you have never heard

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 11, 2016

Before Block 71, before heavy government support, this company was paving the way for startups in Singapore; and now it has been acquired Read More

Rakuten sells Tarad.com, moves one more step away from Southeast Asia

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 06, 2016

Tarad.com says it will be adapting its business model and specifically cited a desire to target businesses in Thailand Read More

A table for two please: Online booking startup Chope acquires Indonesian counterpart MakanLuar

By Kevin McSpadden | Apr 05, 2016

The deal will bring Chope, Asia's largest restaurant booking startup, into Jakarta, Bali and Bandung Read More

Running a startup means constantly putting out fires: ServisHero CEO Karl Loo

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 24, 2016

We chat with ServisHero head man about entrepreneurship, the startup scene and why his company is different from Homejoy Read More

Will the next Airbnb or GrubHub come out of Asia?

By e27.co/dinuke.ranasinghe | Mar 23, 2016

Asia has advantages like cheap technology and high mobile penetration rates, but it cannot simply copy/paste models and apply it to this region Read More

Gobi Partners injects US$1M into SEA’s on-demand services startup RecomN

By Sainul Abudheen K | Mar 22, 2016

The startup, which operates RecomN.com in Malaysia and Sejasa.com in Indonesia, enables users to get on-demand services such as home repairs and wedding services Read More

Twitter is 10: What Asia has been tweeting in the past decade

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 21, 2016

More and more Twitter is feeling like an echo chamber, but looking back on its decade of existence, it definitely changed the world Read More

Two giants team up: Lippo Group signs partnership with Grab for logistics expertise

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 21, 2016

It appears Grab will play a major role in leading the logistics capabilities of Lippo Group's O2O company MatahariMall Read More

Chinese authorities hint at green-light for ride-sharing apps; with a major stipulation

By Kevin McSpadden | Mar 14, 2016

Both Uber and Didi Kuaidi follow the model of raising a ton of cash, only to burn a significant chunk of it subsidising drivers Read More

You could be next: Find out what IS supporters are tweeting and following

By Guest Contributor | Mar 01, 2016

India-based Ankit Shukla demystifies the spread of the militant virus, called ISIS, on Twitter using a data-backed approach Read More

Go-Jek buys two Indian startups C42 Engineering, CodeIgnition

By Sainul Abudheen K | Feb 19, 2016

The bike-taxi service zeroed in on the two software startups as it was searching for a solution to fix a bug in its app Read More

Layoffs for Rakuten as it closes marketplaces in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 12, 2016

The company is also pushing a C2C marketplace called Rakuma into Southeast Asia; Rakuten is already an investor in Carousell Read More

Markus Bihler says now is time for HappyFresh to harvest the Philippines

By Kevin McSpadden | Feb 05, 2016

Learn why Bihler insists that foreign founders should hire locals as Country Managers Read More

Should Facebook create Safety Checks for every city?

By Elaine Huang | Jan 25, 2016

Jakarta was attacked by terrorists two weeks ago, but the Facebook Safety Check feature offered to Parisians last November never went live for the former Read More

From Archives: Companies should produce leaders: William Tanuwijaya, Tokopedia CEO

By Anisa Menur | Jan 23, 2016

e27 learns from William Tanuwijaya, CEO of Tokopedia, why companies need to look within before leaping into competition Read More

East Ventures drops seed fund into Indonesian healthcare SaaS

By Kevin McSpadden | Jan 19, 2016

The company is developing a hospital management system and plans to launch in the second quarter of this year Read More

Jakarta locals create hashtag after Facebook misses Safety Check

By Kevin McSpadden | Jan 14, 2016

However, there was some pushback, with some locals saying a trending topic could damage the country’s reputation Read More

Indonesian city Malang to build industrial area for digital industry

By Anisa Menur | Jan 06, 2016

The country's Smart and Cyber City race -- dominated by Jakarta and Bandung -- may soon have a new contender Read More

Qlapa raises seed funding from GFC, Ideosource and Budi Setiadharma

By Anisa Menur | Jan 04, 2016

Indonesia's own Etsy will use the investment for team building, marketing and merchant acquisition Read More

Islamic crowdfunding can change our world for the better

By Guest Contributor | Dec 28, 2015

Islamic crowdfunding is an alternative to the Godless capitalist system where profit motive is the highest arbiter, according to author Umar Munshi Read More

How tech and new media revolutionised Myanmar's election process

By Guest Contributor | Dec 28, 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi called the election process a “communication revolution”, and some of her Facebook posts reached more than 50,000 likes during Election Day Read More

500 Startups leads US$500K seed round in Malaysian health marketplace

By Kevin McSpadden | Dec 21, 2015

Started by an all-women founding team, PurelyB wants to help educate and motivate people seeking a healthy lifestyle Read More


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