Indonesia

Building Southeast Asia’s EV motorbike ecosystem, an interview with ION Mobility’s James Chan [Podcast Q&A]

This article is part of TechNode Global’s partnership with CEO TV, CEO Roundtable Podcast, and Asian Investors Podcast hosted by David Kim, wherein we publish the revised…

Indonesia planning to relax foreign investment policies for local tech startups

Indonesia readying tough new curbs for online platforms – report

Indonesia is preparing tough new rules that will allow it to criminally charge and fine internet and social media platforms, Reuters reported on Wednesday, quoting sources.…

Indonesia President Jokowi to launch VC fund backed by state-owned firms – report

Indonesia President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is said to be launching a so-called "Merah Putih" Fund, a local fund for startups and unicorns in the country, according to local media…

Indonesia all-in-one restaurant operations platform ESB Raises $7.6M in Series A+ round led by Alpha JWC Ventures

ESB, Indonesia’s only fully integrated restaurant operating platform, announced Tuesday its $7.6 million Series A+ funding round led by Alpha JWC Ventures, with participation from…

Indonesia’s J&T Express eyes shifting US IPO to Hong Kong – report

Indonesian courier firm J&T Express is said to be considering shifting its planned US initial public offering (IPO) to Hong Kong in a debut that could raise about $1 billion,…

Sandeep Aneja, Founder & Managing Partner, Kaizenvest

A deep-dive into the importance of entrepreneur-driven disruptions in education and learning [Q&A with Kaizenvest’s Sandeep Aneja]

Educational technology or EdTech is a growing industry, valued globally at almost $75 billion in 2019 and forecast to grow 19.9 percent year-on-year to $319 billion by 2027. The…

Warung Pintar

Digital transformation has accelerated the warung ecosystem in Indonesia, says Warung Pintar’s Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro [Q&A]

The COVID pandemic has upended many industries around the globe. For one, restrictions in movements meant that many businesses lost profitability, especially those that relied on…

Jakarta-based EdTech platform GREDU secures $4M Series A for local expansion and product development

Indonesian EdTech startup GREDU has announced that it has raised $4 million in a Series A round of funding led by Indonesian venture capital firm Intudo Ventures, and participated…

How can Open Finance benefit SMEs in Indonesia?

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) form the backbone of any economy. Supplying anything from your daily groceries to industrial materials for construction, SMEs are ever-present…

Indonesia e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak receives backing from state-owned banks in a $234M venture round  

Indonesia e-commerce unicorn Bukalapak has received a strategic investment from Mandiri Capital, the venture capital arm of state-owned Indonesian Bank Mandiri. The company also…