Posts in Category: indonesia

Helpster Raises Pre-Series A Funding

Helpster that Matches Employers with People Seeking Temp Job / Helpster


Helpster announced has received A Series funding of US $ 2.5 million (around Rp33.9 billion). This investment was led by Mojo Partners and Wavemaker Partners. This investment announced on Tuesday (12/12) and informed that company’s total funding to US$5 million.

Helpster is a Thai startup that connects companies that need workers with job seekers in sales promotion, food and beverage (F & B), hospitality, and events for both permanent and contract employees. Their service is similar to CornerJob in Europe. This is a new trend called on-demand worker due to the trend of gig economy.

Helpster helps companies get quality workers

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Strengthen Go-Pay, Go-Jek Acquire Three Fintech Startups

Go-Jek Announce Acquisition of Kartuku, Midtrans, and Mapan to Strengthen Go-Pay / Jurnalweb


Go-Jek officially acquired three fintech startups, Kartuku, Midtrans, and Mapan to strengthen Go-Pay expansion in 2018. All three have different business focuses, although both exist in the payment service provider ecosystem.

Not mentioned how much the value of the acquisition. However, joining these three fintech will strengthen Go-Jek’s position as a provider of digital wallet services in Indonesia. These three platforms are considered by Go-Jek has its own specialization in providing payment services both online and offline.

Kartuku, known as the largest offline payment service provider in Indonesia. Midtrans is then known as the largest online payment gateway service provider. And

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Kata Bot Platform: A New Service by at The Launch Event Interact 2017, an Indonesian Artificial Intelligence (AI) service provider focusing on creating and integrating chatbot into available conversation service clients introduced its newest service, the Kata Bot Platform at event Interact 2017 last Tuesday (12/12). The platform aims to help developers in startups, SMEs and entreprise in developing chatbots more easily and efficiently. The new Service Bot Platform The presence of this platform, is expected to help businesses more quickly in launching their own chatbot as well as allowing users to design chatbots without the need to learn about infrastructure from zero

With this platform, developers can focus more on building an engaging chat experience

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Google Launchpad Accelerator 2018: Kulina is The Only Selected Startup from Indonesia


Google announced Kulina as one of the startups selected to take part the Google Launchpad Accelerator batch program. 5. Kulina was selected as the only startup from Indonesia that will take part the Launchpad Accelerator batch 5 at Google Headquarters in San Francisco. Kulina will join 23 other developers from Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Kulina is a startup providing services to make quality food affordable for customers. Kulina’s products are catering and lunch.

Launchpad is a program hosted by Google. For two full weeks, Kulina’s team will spend time in San Francisco to join a program from Google that includes tutoring from Google Engineers and Product Manager, and mentors from other technology companies and

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NDRA Papua Application: First On-Demand Service in Papua

NDRA, First On-Demand Service Operating in Papua.

A good news from Papua Island. The Papua Island with the big potential of online ojek (Indonesian motorbike taxi) is well utilized. It has been the first on-demand service by aplication operating in Papua. NDRA (New Delivery Ride Auto) is a new and original on-demand service based in Jayapura City, Papua.

NDRA is an application created by and for Papuan people, which uses application technology as a way of transactions in order to provide ease of access for consumers in ordering ojek, taxi, goods/ documents delivery, food ordering, shopping, and vehicle rental.

Ignatius Hendra as NDRA founder says NDRA is the only on-demand service

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LINE Indonesia Acquire a Local Startup TemanJalan to Develop Chatbot

LINE acquires Indonesian startup TemanJalan / Telset

LINE, Japan’s instant messaging service provider is paying attention to the local startup chatbot platform in Indonesia. LINE acquired an Indonesian startup named TemanJalan. The acquisition has been completed on 17 November 2017. Dale Kim Managing Director of LINE Indonesia said LINE continues to commit to developing chatbot platform in Indonesia, and the acquisition of TemanJalan is one form of developing more knowledge and to improve business capacity in the future.

“Together with TemanJalan, we have a new engineering team that can improve our ability to develop chatbot platforms, and gain insight into the market in Indonesia,” Kim said on Friday (24/11).

Meanwhile, Co-founder and

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US$ 10 Million Investment Plan of RedDoorz Indonesia Over the Next 12 Months



Opportunity of high-number of tourists in Indonesia do not want to be missed by RedDoorz. The Singapore-based company has expansion plan to nine cities in Indonesia.

Amit Saberwal, founder and Chief Executive Officer of RedDoorz said the new cities are Aceh, Balikpapan, Lombok, Makassar, Manado, Medan, Palembang and Solo. He explain the reasons for the selection of these cities.

“These cities are quite a lot of population and there is business potential in the tourism sector,” said Saberwal in Jakarta, Wednesday (15/11).

For this expansion, the company plans to prepare a budget of US$ 10 million or around Rp 135 billion over the next 12 months. The budget is prepared for several aspects of its business

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Alodokter Receives Series B Funding Worth US$ 9 Million


Health services startup, Alodokter prepares to receive Series B funding injection worth US$ 9 million (around IDR 121, 9 billion). A number of investors, will join in the grant of the capital. Among others are SoftBank Ventures Korea, Golden Gate Ventures and FengHe Group. This is the third investment Alodokter has received.

In 2016, Alodokter also received an earlier capital injection from Golden State Ventures as a major investor in funding of US$ 2.5 million (around IDR 33.8 billion).

The fresh funds are planned to develop integrated healthcare ecosystems, ranging from chat services with doctors, medical document management, to ordering offline health services such as arranging meetings with doctors.

According to Dealstreet

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Sticar Added New Services to Motorcycles as Advertising Medium

Sticar announced to provide motorcycle advertisement / Sticar’s Facebook Page


Having become one of the players in the online car advertising business, Sticar outdoor brand promotion platform announced to add motorcycles as the latest service.The use of motorcycles as a medium in advertising is a product diversification that will be implemented by the end of the year.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sticar, Rio Darmawan stated, the decision to provide advertising services on motorcycles was taken by Sticar to meet the demand of clients who want diversification on advertising medium so that Sticar decided to provide service on motorcycle.

“In one year we provided car advertising solutions for business

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TaniFund Crowned as the Winner of Finspire Pitching Competition 2017

TaniFund Win the Finspire Pitching Competition 2017 / Photo: Techinasia


The Finspire event held on 19 October 2017 has ended. TaniFund was selected as the winner of the Finspire Startup Pitching Contest. For its success, the crowdlending startup which is a subsidiary of the TaniHub food product supplier marketplace is entitled to a cash prize of IDR 80 million.

Finspire Startup Pitching Contest 2017 is an annual event held by Mandiri Capital Indonesia (MCI). TaniFund successfully set aside eighty startup contestants who then downsized again to leave five startups to be taken to the final round. The second place of competition is achieved by the Hadiah.ME and the third place is

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