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

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

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

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