About two weeks ago, Dealoka, Ideabox company that provides mobile voucher for deals and promotion, formally launched in Bandung. We applauded the Dealoka team’s effort to make it happen, definitely a wonderful feat to pull.
The launch is a long awaited event. Dealoka wrote in their blog that they had a fanatical user in Bandung that (positively, out of deep care of Dealoka) rated them with 1 star because he/she could not find anymore deal in the city! Thus begun Dealoka’s quest to enter Bandung! First they recruited a local team from Bandung and deployed for few months to understand the market – what’s hot and what’s not, while all the others supported in preparing marketing collaterals, design materials, MC, event planning, crowd gathering, media promo, and a lot others. Until the very last minute.
Also the highlight of the launch was the attendance of Kamalia Purbani as the head of Bandung Smart City, who represents Ridwan Kamil as the Mayor. Ms. Kamalia apreciate Sidnei’s and team, specially saying Sidnei as “urang Bandung” (Bandung native) that returned from Kangaroo Country to help Bandung’s SME in entering the digital era.
Bandung is the second city where Dealoka operates after Jakarta. Dealoka is optimistic that they will prosper well in Indonesia, by transforming how people conduct transaction smartly and easily using their smartphones.
Looks like the launch is well received, judging by all the good reviews they received. And being their investor we have some insider information that the number showed a significant jump after the launch… Well done, Dealoka!
Ideabox alumnus Dealoka sealed an undisclosed Series A funding from SB ISAT Fund. The startup becomes the very first entity that gets funded by SB ISAT Fund since the VC was introduced eight months ago.
SB ISAT Fund manages US$50 million which is rooted from a collaboration between SoftBank Japan and Indosat and aims to facilitate the growth of startups in Indonesia that focus on e-commerce, digital and social media, and mobile finance services.
Dealoka is a marketing platform which “restores” the way deals promotion are done through location-based services. Since its launching back in June last year, Dealoka, which is available for iOS and Android, has been downloaded more than 35,000 times. Continue reading “Indonesia’s Dealoka secures Series A funding from SB ISAT Fund”