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Dec 27, 2016 Large Corporates Raise The Game
Sector has grown immensely, but it still needs to develop in deep-tech areas like robotics. CEO Nicko Widjaja expects firms with strategic value to have an edge in attracting large funding rounds.
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Dec 12, 2016 Building Synergy with Indonesia’s Largest Telecommunication Company
Telco industries around the world are facing one of the toughest challenges in their operational histories. Digital-first, OTT companies are capturing most of the value generated on top of connectivity.
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Nov 24, 2016 Hubungkan Startup ke Investor, Telkom Gelar Indigo Demo Day Tahap II 2016
Guna mendukung dan mengembangkan startup digital di Indonesia, PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Persero) Tbk (Telkom) menyelenggarakan event Indigo Demo Day Tahap II sebagai salah satu rangkaian inkubasi dan akselerasi startup yang diinisiasi oleh Telkom. Indigo Demo Day yang dilaksanakan di Jakarta, Rabu (23/11) ini merup
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Nov 7, 2016 Telkom Gandeng Adskom Kembangkan Platform Iklan Digital
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- PT Telkomsel menggandeng PT Adskom Indonesia untuk mengembangkan layanan iklan digital. Khususnya bagi 75 juta pelanggan anak usaha Telkom tersebut.
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Nov 7, 2016 Indigo Batch II Hasilkan 13 Startup Terpilih
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Indigo Creative Nation (ICN), program inkubator dan akselerator startup PT Telkom mengumumkan 13 startup terpilih dari total 300 peserta lebih untuk mengikuti program Indigo Batch II di Jakarta Digital Valley.
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Oct 19, 2016 Sonar, Platform Analitik Lokal yang Coba Taklukkan Filipina
Jakarta - Satu lagi startup Indonesia yang tak mau cuma jago kandang. Sonar, nama startup tersebut, bakal coba membuktikan platform analitik media sosial buatannya laku di negara lain.
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Aug 30, 2016 Telco dan E-commerce, Definisi Baru Telecommerce di Indonesia
Sebagai negara mobile-first dengan jumlah pengguna koneksi mobile lebih banyak dibanding penduduknya, 326 juta pengguna vs. 255 juta penduduk, para penyedia telekomunikasi Indonesia sedang berada di posisi terbaik untuk membentuk masa depan e-commerce dan mobile commerce di Indonesia.
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Aug 12, 2016 Singapore’s Red Dot Payments receives investment led by Telkom’s VC arm
Red Dot Payment, a Singaporean online payments company, announced today that it received an investment round led by MDI Ventures, to the tune of “seven figures” in US dollars. MDI is the corporate venture arm of Indonesia’s largest telco, Telkom.
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Aug 5, 2016 Telstra Ventures signs Telkom Indonesia for startup investment in Asia
Telkom Indonesia and Telstra are expanding their partnership by signing an MOU for exploring startup investment prospects in South East Asia.
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Aug 5, 2016 Telkom dan Telstra Akan Kucurkan Investasi di Startup Melalui MDI
Investasi di startup oleh korporasi kian gencar, tak hanya di perusahaan asing saja, namun pemain lokal pun banyak yang mulai menjajaki sektor tersebut. Grup Telkom salah satunya, bersama dengan Telstra Ventures melalui PT Metra Digital Investama (MDI), pihaknya hendak memulai memberikan porsi pada startup di Asia ...
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Aug 5, 2016 Strategic Partnerships Highlights
As an outward looking corporate venture capital, we have established two important partnerships with Telstra Ventures and Bank Mandiri.
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Jul 30, 2016 Indonesia will be Asia’s next biggest e-commerce market
Indonesia presents much opportunity for e-commerce among other emerging Asian economies, with current projections putting this archipelago nation’s e-market at $130 billion by 2020 (coming third behind China and India).
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Jul 19, 2016 Southeast Asia’s aCommerce raises $10M to prepare for Series B
aCommerce, a Bangkok-based startup that helps e-commerce companies in Southeast Asia run their businesses, has landed $10 million in new funding ahead of a planned Series B raise later this year.
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Jul 19, 2016 aCommerce gets $10m investment led by Telkom’s VC arm
Thailand-headquartered startup aCommerce has been described as an “ecommerce arms dealer” – it offers a full range of services like logistics, fulfillment, and even marketing to back up aspiring online sellers.
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May 10, 2016 Telkomsel to promote digital development through NextDev
Telecommunication firms are stepping up efforts to nurture young developers to boost the digital economy, with Telkomsel announcing the return of its NextDev competition, aiming to find digital solutions from young developers nationwide.
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May 9, 2016 The NextDev 2016
Setelah sukses pada penyelenggaraan pertama tahun 2015, Telkomsel kembali menggelar Digital Creative Indonesia Competition (DCIC) melalui kompetisi bagi para pengembang aplikasi seluler muda bernama The NextDev.
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May 9, 2016 Pria Perancis Pengurai Macet Jakarta
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia -- Robin Dutheil, pria asal Perancis ini sudah tinggal 7 tahun di Jakarta. Setiap hari ia kemana-mana menggunakan angkutan umum. Melihat jaringan rute angkutan umum yang membingungkan, ia bersama rekannya Daisy Darmawati memutuskan membuat aplikasi bernama Apaja.
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Apr 9, 2016 Danai 15 Startup, Telkom Kucurkan USD 25 Juta
Jakarta - Telkom mengaku telah mengucurkan dana sekitar USD 25 juta ke anak usaha Metra Digital Innovation (MDI Ventures) untuk membiayai belasan startup di tahun 2016 ini.
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Apr 7, 2016 MDI Ventures Incar Startup High-growth di Asia Tenggara dan Silicon Valley
MDI Ventures sudah memiliki kantor operasional di Sunnyvalle, California dan Jakarta untuk mencakup jangkauan global. Peluncuran resmi ini dilakukan Telkom untuk memantapkan posisi sebagai salah satu corporate venture di Asia yang dapat menjadi panutan. MDI Ventures berkomitmen di dalam pembangunan ekosistem industri..
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Apr 7, 2016 Telkom's MDI Ventures to invest $25m in 10 Indonesia startups in 2016
Indonesia telecom operator Telkom’s venture arm, Metra Digital Innovation (MDI) Ventures, said it will allocate Rp 300 billion ($25 million) to invest in 10 startups this year. The move is part of state-owned Telkom’s initiative to enable innovation and build synergy with the group’s core business ...
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Apr 7, 2016 Telkom Gandeng Orange Kembangkan Startup
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - PT Telkom menggandeng perusahaan asal Prancis, Orange, untuk mengembangkan startup (pengusaha aplikasi maupun software pemula) yang telah dibuat oleh BUMN telekomunikasi tersebut.
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Apr 7, 2016 Boost the Country’s Ecosystem Through Indigo Creative Nation
As Indonesia’s largest corporate venture capital, we strongly believe in our strategic role in building Indonesia’s tech ecosystem. In the context of innovation, we identify the gap between corporate/government needs on the demand side, and the increasing supply of entrepreneurial talents on the supply side.
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Mar 15, 2016 CEO Telkom MDI: Fokus Danai Startup Berkualitas
Pertama kali bersentuhan dengan Group Telkom, Nicko Widjaja menjadi Direktur Program Telkom Indigo Incubator sejak 2015. Selama kurang lebih satu tahun, Nicko membantu berbagai proyek untuk memperbarui rancangan kurikulum, mengubah seluruh program, menggabungkan dan memperkuat berbagai prakarsa inovatif perusahaan ...
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Feb 25, 2016 Singapore-based ecommerce marketing startup raises $1m to enter Indonesia
Email and digital marketing startup Ematic Solutions has raised a pre-series A round of close to US$1 million, it announced today. The funding comes from MDI Ventures, a venture capital fund backed by Telkom Indonesia, the country’s major telco.
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Feb 25, 2016 Ematic Solutions raises nearly US$1M in Pre-Series A from MDI Ventures
Singapore-based SaaS email marketing company Ematic Solutions has raised close to US$1 million in a pre-Series A round led by Telkom Indonesia‘s venture arm MDI Ventures.
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Feb 23, 2016 The President of Indonesia Visits Plug and Play
The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, made visits to Facebook, Google, Plug and Play, and Twitter on his trip to Silicon Valley. At Plug and Play, The President discussed the Indonesian e-commerce road map.
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Feb 20, 2016 Telkom Seals Agreement with US-based Plug and Play
State-controlled Telekomunikasi Indonesia, better known as Telkom, sealed an agreement with US-based business accelerator Plug and Play on the side of President Joko Widodo's Wednesday visit to Silicon Valley, marking the start of a collaboration for a startup-coaching program, an executive revealed.
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Feb 19, 2016 President Jokowi Visited Telkom's Work Area in Silicon Valley
During his visit to the United States to attend the US-ASEAN Summit, President Joko Widodo took some time to visit Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA, on Wednesday (17/2) afternoon local time.
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Feb 19, 2016 Telkom Ungkap Alasan Ekspansi ke Silicon Valley
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk (Telkom) membuat kejutan pada 18 Februari 2016. Operator pelat merah ini telah membuka kantor pertamanya di Silicon Valley, Amerika Serikat (AS), melalui anak perusahaannya, Metra Digital Investama (MDI).
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Feb 18, 2016 Jokowi Cari Pelatih Startup dari "Silicon Valley"
SAN FRANCISCO, KOMPAS.com - Salah satu agenda utama Presiden Joko Widodo (Jokowi) di Silicon Valley adalah bertemu dengan CEO Plug and Play Saeed Amidi. Plug and Play merupakan salah satu akselerator startup terbesar di Amerika Serikat (AS).
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Feb 18, 2016 Telkom Dukung Upaya Pemerintah Siapkan 200 Startup Indonesia
PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk menyatakan siap mendukung upaya pemerintah menyiapkan hingga 200 "start-up" atau perusahaan aplikasi software pada tahun 2016.
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Feb 10, 2016 Meet the 9 new startups in Indonesian telco-backed Indigo accelerator
Indigo is a startup incubation and acceleration program run by Indonesia’s state-owned telco Telkom and its investment arm MDI Ventrues. It recently admitted nine new startups into its first batch of 2016.
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Feb 6, 2016 Program Akselerator Indigo Batch Pertama Tahun 2016 Diikuti 9 Startup Terpilih
Lanskap startup tanah air masih akan terus menggelora. Dari sisi pengembang dan juga pendukung perkembangan startup (dalam hal ini termasuk investor) masih terus semangat berkolaborasi mengembangkan potensi bisnis digital Indonesia. Semangat ini salah satunya ditunjukkan oleh Telkom dan MDI Ventures dalam mengusung ...
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Feb 5, 2016 Inilah 9 Startup yang Terpilih Mengikuti Indigo Incubator Batch I 2016
Program inkubator gabungan antara Telkom dan MDI Ventures, Indigo Incubator, baru-baru ini mengumumkan sembilan startup yang telah terpilih untuk mengikuti Program Indigo Batch I 2016. Kesembilan startup tersebut terbagi dalam tiga kategori, yaitu Product Validation Stages, Business Model Validation Stages, dan Acc ...
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Jan 28, 2016 “Highlight” Kauffman Global Summit: Memandang dari Sudut Pandang Asia Tenggara
Kauffman Foundation menghadirkan Kauffman Global Summit yang pertama kali diselenggarakan di Asia Tenggara. Sebagai salah satu foundation yang paling ternama di dalam bidang venture capital, tahun ini Kauffman memilih negara Singapura untuk menjadi tuan rumah, yang dikenal memiliki ekosistem startup yang sangat ...
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Jan 28, 2016 Thought Leadership
MDI Ventures team spoke at over a dozen of regional events - notably Kauffman Global Summit, Echelon Asia Summit, and Finspire Conference, sharing our insights of corporate ventures and open innovation initiatives ...
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