With passing years, Indonesia has grappled to break free from the chain effects of foreign investments. The younger generation is now taking hold of the field of entrepreneurship, and several startups have emerged in the recent times. Some of the most promising and rising startups in Indonesia are discussed below:
If you Talk to anyone in prominent cities of Indonesia, there is almost no chance that they won’t know about GO-JEK. It is one of the most visible and fastest growing tech Indonesian startups. Go-Jek is only less than six years old and is founded by Nadiem Makarim. Currently, it is one of the trending startups in the country. According to founder, they started with 20 drivers and now they have more than 30000 drivers across Indonesia.
The popularity of Go-Jek may be rising, but Grab Bike also deserves to be in top emerging startups of Indonesia. Just like Go-Jek, GrabBike is also offering different services like GrabExpress, GrabCar, and GrabTaxi. Anthony Tan started this company in 2012 by the name of MyTeksi in Malaysia but soon began to expand to other South East Asian countries.
Indonesian startups are not only limited to transportation, and in recent times, many shopping oriented startups have also emerged. Bukalapak is a startup which aims to connect buyers and sellers. According to the startup, selling 2nd hand items is no longer a difficult task. Achmad Zaky founded this company. Bukalapak means “Opening a Stall in Bahasa Indonesia.
Zalora, unlike Bukalapak, ventures to a different type of shopping fashion items, accessories, and clothes. It was founded in 2012 and within a short time, they have opened branches in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia, and Singapore. With cash on delivery and free shipping, Zalora is gaining some loyal customers, especially females.
Job Planet with its self-explanatory name started its operations in mid of 2015. Within few months, thousands of job seekers have subscribed with the hope of getting a grasp on job interviews, salary, and reviews. Social media is used widely for promotion, and they are gaining attention to the graduated youth of Indonesia.