In this episode, we have Rama Mamuaya, the Chief Executive of DailySocial.net, Indonesia’s equivalent of TechCrunch and GigaOm combined to discuss the state of affairs in Indonesia five years later after Echelon 2009, where the technology scene exploded there. Our focus in this episode is to discuss the few growing areas of the technology scene in Indonesia: e-commerce, incubators/accelerators, venture capital, mobile, digital media and the interesting companies to watch in Indonesia. We also discuss the profile of a typical Indonesia user and emerging technology ecosystems beyond Jakarta in other parts of Indonesia (and Bali, sadly is not one of the interesting places).
Here are the interesting links on companies and articles on Indonesia which form the basis for our discussion:
- Interesting companies in E-Commerce: Tees, Tokopedia (their story & recent news about US$100M funding from Softbank & Sequoia that shatters all doubt on Indonesia’s technology scene),
- Digital Media and how the Presidential Elections 2014 in Indonesia changed their fates: Detik, Liputan6, Kompas, Okezone, Suara
- Mobile: The impact of Carousell and GrabTaxi in Indonesia against local players. Interesting mobile applications: Kurio.
- Venture Capital: East Ventures.
- Is the language Bahasa essential for entry into the Indonesia market?
- Other interesting companies to watch: eFishery – software is eating into the traditional fishery business
- The typical profile of an Indonesian user, and how the mobile OS breakdown looks like in Indonesia.
- Other than Jakarta, where are the next few hot spots for startups in Indonesia? By the way, from Rama’s view, Bali is not one of them.