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Chatbot startup founder sees Southeast Asia potential despite slow start worldwide

Chatbots may have underwhelmed thus far, but the impact of the technology still has bags of potential in international markets where mobile messaging has been mainstream for years. That’s the vi

Indonesia’s Kejora announces first close of $80M fund for Southeast Asia

Indonesia-based early-stage investment firm Kejora has announced the first close of a second fund which is targeted at $80 million for investments in Southeast Asia. Kejora, which is known for its

Enemies no longer, Uber strikes partnership with Indonesia’s second largest taxi firm

Uber is the scourge of taxi drivers worldwide, but sometimes the two can pull in the same direction. Like in Indonesia today, for example, where Uber inked a partnership with the country's second larg

Indonesia’s Go-Jek raises $550 million to battle Uber and Grab

Go-Jek, the on-demand motorbike taxi service that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia, has closed $550 million in new funding, a source close to the company told TechCrunch. The deal values Go-Jek at $1

Indonesian Lunchbox Startup Berry Kitchen Raises $1.25M Series A

Startups around the world are snapping up funding to solve an important problem: how to eat healthy, delicious meals with the least possible amount of effort. The latest is Jakarta-based meal delivery

Monk’s Hill Ventures Launches $80M Early-Stage Fund For Asian Startups

Though there are many promising startup ecosystems in Asia, founders there have to cope with a lack of venture capital funding and mentorship. Monk's Hill Ventures hopes to address those challenges wi

Eduardo Saverin Beats Mark Zuckerberg to Indonesia

Someone needs to make me a “Where in the world is Eduardo Saverin?” logo. Following up on my story that he was holed up in a penthouse in Singapore investing in Facebook games, comes news

Coincidence? Or Has this Tiny Indonesian Company Pushed Google into the Market Faster?

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Hey, Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare: Zynga and I Are in Indonesia. Where Are You?

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