Tech startups trying to fill tech gap

A worker refills a robotic dispenser by eFishery, an agritech startup, at a fish farm in Subang Regency in West Java, Indonesia, in June 2022. The startup helps farmers optimize their processes through automatic feeders and mobile apps. Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg | Getty Images Indonesia’s tech startups are reeling in big money in seafood … Read more

Indonesia’s GoTo reports wider nine-month loss

Motorcyclists travel past a billboard advertising GoTo’s initial public offering in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday, April 8, 2022. GoTo, formed through the merger of Gojek with e-commerce pioneer Tokopedia, raised $1.1 billion in one of the worlds biggest stock debuts this year and is slated to list in Jakarta April 11. Dimas Ardian | Bloomberg … Read more

Bombing Underscores Need for Task Force, Indonesian Journalists Say

jakarta, indonesia – Journalist associations in Indonesia are demanding greater efforts to protect media from attacks after a bombing outside the home of an investigative reporter. Victor Mambor, the editor of the Papua news outlet Jubi, was at home watching television around 6 a.m. local time Monday when he heard a motorbike stop outside his … Read more

Monsoon rains force halt in Indonesia quake rescue efforts

Residents move to a safer place after a 3.9-magnitude aftershock in Cugenang, Cianjur on November 23, 2022, following a 5.6-magnitude earthquake that hit the area on November 21.(Photo by ADEK BERRY / AFP) (Photo by ADEK BERRY/AFP via Getty Images) Adek Berry | Afp | Getty Images Searchers in Indonesia on Wednesday rescued a 6-year-old … Read more

Indonesia’s GoTo lost almost 70% of its valuation since its April IPO

A GoTo logo seen displayed on a smartphone screen and in the background. Rafael Henrique | Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Indonesia’s GoTo Group has lost 68.5% of its initial value of 400 trillion rupiah ($28 billion) since its initial public offering in April. While the stock has ticked lower most of the … Read more

Indonesia’s Mt. Semeru volcano eruption buries homes, damages bridge

Smoke rises from Mount Semeru in Lumajang on December 5, 2022. Juni Kriswanto | AFP | Getty Images Improved weather conditions Monday allowed rescuers to resume evacuation efforts and a search for possible victims after the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island erupted, triggered by monsoon rains. Mount Semeru in Lumajang district in … Read more

VIDEO: Presiden Jokowi Cabut PPKM, Bantuan Sosial Terus Dilanjutkan – Presiden Jokowi mencabut PPKM mulai hari ini, Jumat (30/12). Keputusan diambil melihat kondisi Covid-19 di Indonesia sudah menurun. Angka penularan juga sudah tidak terlihat. Meski PPKM sudah dicabut, Presiden Jokowi menegaskan bahwa sejumlah bantuan yang disalurkan selama PPKM tetap dilanjutkan di tahun 2023, seperti bansos sampai intensif pajak yang akan terud dilanjutkan. [fly] … Read more

Ex-Stripe exec wants staying power over huge growth

GajiGesa’s Vidit Agrawal wanted to provide workers access to their wages as they earn it, between traditional end-of-month pay cycles. That gives workers much more liquidity and protects them from predatory lenders. GajiGesa Vidit Agrawal, co-founder of Indonesia-based startup GajiGesa, knows crazy growth is nice. But staying power is better. “Everyone is talking about profitability … Read more

Banyak Negara Maju Minta RI Tekan Emisi Karbon, Dirut PLN: Kita Ini Korban – Direktur Utama PT PLN (Persero) Darmawan Prasodjo menanggapi banyaknya negara yang meminta Indonesia mulai meninggalkan pembangkit listrik tenaga fossil. Alasannya, adalah emisi karbon yang dihasilkan sangat besar, ditambah adanya ancaman krisis iklim ke depannya. Emisi karbon atau emisi gas rumah kaca (GRK) menjadi satu tolok ukur kotornya penggunaan energi di suatu wilayah. Ternyata, … Read more

VC firms will be pickier in 2023

Venture capital-backed companies only raised $369 billion for the first three quarters of 2022, according to Crunchbase data. A total of $679.4 billion was invested globally in 2021. Malte Mueller | Fstop | Getty Images Venture capital firms in Southeast Asia will probably be pickier next year, with valuations plunging and economic headwinds slowing growth … Read more