Indonesia

Alibaba spending $1b to boost Lazada stake to 83%

June 28, 2017 0

Photo credit: Alibaba. Jack Ma’s Alibaba is hiking its stake in prominent Southeast Asian online retailer Lazada to 83 percent for roughly US$1 billion, Lazada

Even as Airbnb doubles down on China, Chinese unicorn Tujia widens the war to Asia

June 27, 2017 0

Chinese tourist using Alipay in Japan’s Kansai International Airport. Photo credit: Ant Financial. Airbnb is doubling down on China this year, where it has been

Ecommerce site Alfacart drops third-party sellers, returns to in-store product range

June 27, 2017 0

Alfamart mini markets are ubiquitous in Indonesia. Photo credit: Sayamindu Dasgupta. Alfacart, the ecommerce endeavor of major Indonesian mini market and convenience store chain Alfamart,

New Jakarta co-working space links government with startups

June 23, 2017 0

Photo credit: JSCHive. EV Hive and Jakarta’s Smart City program have launched a joint co-working space in the capital. It was officially inaugurated today. The

BookDoc adds Indonesia’s Hamami family to roster of high-profile investors

June 20, 2017 0

BookDoc co-founder and CEO Dato Chevy Beh. BookDoc, a Malaysian health tech startup, today announced a strategic investment from Indonesia’s Hamami family – which Forbes

Ecommerce site Blibli acquires online travel agent Tiket

June 16, 2017 0

Blibli announced the acquisition of Tiket at a joint event in Jakarta today. Photo credit: Blibli. Indonesian online travel agent Tiket has been acquired by

PrivyID raises pre-series A for electronic signatures

June 15, 2017 0

Marshall Pribadi, founder and CEO of PrivyID. Photo credit: PrivyID. PrivyID, Indonesia’s answer to San Francisco-based DocuSign, secured an undisclosed sum in a Pre-Series A

Design tool Canva launches in Indonesia, appoints country manager

June 15, 2017 0

Canva co-founders Cliff Obrecht, Melanie Perkins, and Cameron Adams (L-R). Photo credit: Canva. Canva, a cloud-based software that helps you create graphic designs, has officially

Singapore’s Shopmatic raises $5.7m to expand to Indonesia, the Philippines

June 14, 2017 0

Shopmatic co-founder and CEO Anurag Avula chatting with Tech in Asia. Photo credit: Tech in Asia. Maria George is a cordon bleu pastry chef in

Brief: Google and Indonesia reach agreement in tax dispute

June 14, 2017 0

Photo credit: lightpoet / 123RF Stock Photo. The news: Google and Indonesia have partly settled an ongoing tax dispute. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani confirmed today

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