Kejora Series: How Venture Capital Works

In this article, we will uncover the world of venture capitalists. There is no doubt that venture capitals are important players in the global startup scene.

We will explain what a venture capital is and how it works. We will talk about the organizational structures of most venture capitals, how their working cycle goes, how venture capitals make their portfolio and how they earn money.

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Kejora Series: Types of Investors You’ll Meet in the Startup World

We noticed that we’ve been posting very heavy articles for these past few weeks, so we decided to make a change and write a lighter article about the investors you’ll meet when you search for funding for your startup. This week we will talk about the types of investors you’ll meet in the startup world. And next week, we will pivot the article towards the types of angel investors you’ll meet in the startup world. So grab a warm cup of coffee and feel free to read on with leisure.

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Aerotrans collaborates with Indosat Ooredoo to expand their services through building a transportation mobile application

Jakarta, 5 April 2016 — PT Aerotrans Service Indonesia (Garuda Indonesia Group), a company running in the field of land transportation, collaborates with Indosat Ooredoo to build a mobile application system to provide transportation service with the use of the Internet in order to expand and simplify the company’s service access to the public.

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Concept Test For Startups

Using data to justify your startup ideas is easier than you think!

Guest posting by Eli Schwartz (SurveyMonkey)

 

Read any good startup story and it typically begins with the founder(s) identifying a particular problem and developing a solution encased (hopefully) within a business model. A creative way of solving a challenge, of course, does not guarantee the success of a startup; for that you need successful execution and mass adoption.

Achieving mass adoption requires that: (a) many people have the same problem and (b) the solution you developed works for enough of the masses. To discover whether there is any mass appeal you need to do market research and validation. Pushing forward with an idea without any validation is a fool’s errand, unless you are super lucky or have Steve Job’s level of intuition.

The challenge many founders will face when doing their research is that they are so excited about their ideas. This is a problem as they inevitably let their own assumptions and biases creep into their research process. Ineffective research will lead to misguided validation and that is how things like the Ionic Ear or leopard pillows ended up getting created. It’s not always easy for the founders to step back and see their own biases when doing their research, so here are five basic steps to follow that can help you keep track and give solid data to build your foundation.

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What’s in My Bag: Start-up Edition

This week in our “What’s in My Bag” segment, we asked an employee from one of our resident startup in Kejora HQ, Shopdeca, to take out the things from her bag so that we can understand her life as a content writer. Read more to find out the working life as a content writer in a fashion e-commerce startup.

[Disclosure: All images have been approved by owner of the items to show in our Kejora blog.]

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The Kejora Series: Fall 2016 Startup Trends Pt. 5

Our Kejora Team has been collecting a list of interesting startups types to invest for Fall 2016. We’ve split the list into five parts for five different industries. For our first industry, we talked about interesting startups in the Fintech industry. We talked about how alternative lending and banking startups is highly demanded among Indonesian investors and how it will help advance the financial infrastructure of Indonesia. The week after we posted an article regarding the next industry in our list, which was the e-commerce and logistic industry. We talked about how the rise of the e-commerce industry has created the need for more startups to provide products and services to support the merchant and users in the industry. In addition, we talked about how we need logistic startups that can provide logistic services to support the rural areas of Indonesia as it will be a game-changer for the Indonesian logistic infrastructure.

Third industry in our list was the big data industry where we mentioned the need of analytics startups for social media and other media channels. We also mentioned the need for analytics startups to analyze customer behavior in various industries in order to help the traditional businesses transition to the digital market. Last week, we talked about the media industry. We highlighted the high demand in video-based media and live-streaming technology.

This week we will end the Funding Trend list with the Service Marketplace industry. One of the most exciting industry that started to exist due to technology innovation when we entered the digital age. Read more to find out more about this exciting sector, possibly the commerce of the future.

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The Kejora Series: Fall 2016 Startup Trends Pt. 4

In this article we talked about the trends of startups Indonesian investors are looking to invest categorize through industries. We’ve talked about the types of startups in the fintech industry that investors are interested to invest. The week after we talked about the type of startups in the e-commerce and logistic industry that investors are looking to invest. Last week, we talked about startups in the big data industry that are attracting Indonesian investors. The fourth industry in our Fall 2016 Startup Trend is the media industry.

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F8 Event hosted in Kejora HQ

F8, Facebook’s developer conference took place on April 12-13, 2016 in San Francisco. F8 originally means 8-hour hacking for coders meet up. At this annual event, Facebook introduced its newest products and shared a glimpse into its future. Since not everyone could attend this event, Facebook launched their F8 Meetups for the tech communities.

The F8 Jakarta event marked the launch of the first ever FB viewing party in Indonesia, and was intended to reinforce Facebook’s commitment made to President Widodo and Pak Rudianto, Minister of ICT, during the recent meetings with Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg, to help Indonesia grow its digital economy. The event also featured one of the ignition events of the “1000 technopreneurs” program initiated by Pak Rudianto.

For this event, Facebook partnered with Kejora to cohost F8 Meetup Jakarta on April 13th, 2016 at 6:00 pm at KejoraHQ. During the event, we had a dinner and networking session followed by streaming of the opening keynote of F8 by Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Around 80 hackers, hustlers and hipsters gathered at KejoraHQ to participate the F8 event.

 

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What’s in my Bag: Startup Edition

In this week’s segment of “What’s in my Bag,” we invaded our business development officer’s bag to learn more about her daily life in the startup ecosystem in Kejora HQ. Well read on to find out about the things in our business development officer’s bags, it’s definitely very different from last week’s victim.

[Disclosure: All the pictures shown in our blog have been approved by the owner]

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The Kejora Series: Fall 2016 Startup Trends Pt. 3

Throughout this article we talked about the different trends that Indonesian investors are looking to invest based on our insight. On the first part of our article we talked about the fin tech industry and how Indonesia investors are interested in alternative lending startups and digital banking startups. In the second part of this article we talked about the e-commerce and logistic industry and the different types of startups Indonesian investors are looking to invest in that industry. This brings us to the third part of our Kejora Fall 2016 Funding Trend article, where we will talk about the Big Data industry and the startups that the Indonesian investors are looking to invest.

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Sebastian Togelang features in e27 as top 27 innovators who pushed Indonesian Startups Forward

On March 29th, 2016, e27 published a list of innovators who pushed Indonesian startups forward. This list consists a mix of individuals, entrepreneurs, government officials, startups and corporates that had contributed to the ecosystem’s growth. In this list of 27 innovators, our managing director, Sebastian Togelang made the list as the third individual mentioned in the article.

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The Kejora Series: Fall 2016 Startup Trends Pt. 2

In the first part of the Kejora Fall 2016 Startup Trend list, we mentioned that the fintech industry is one of the five different industries that are in the Indonesian investors’ funding radar. Two of the fintech startup models we mentioned was the online lending models and the digital banking models. This week we will talk about the next industry in Indonesian investors’ funding radar, the e-commerce and logistic industry.

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