Cupslice: a Local Photo Editor App Gaining Popularity

Don’t we all love looking at interesting images on the internet, especially through social media? Whether it’s a meme, a beautifully edited selfie (or welfie?), a collage of your travel pictures, or an inspiring quote with provoking imagery, we have to admit that visual aid is always powerful. But in our mobile trend, often it’s too much of a hassle to open your laptop just to touch up your latest profile picture, so that’s why we need a mobile photo editor.

Cupslice is exactly that! Sure there are plenty of other similar apps out there. Basic functions, like cropping and adding text, are all a dime a dozen! Some of the latest smartphones even have these functions built-in. So, what makes Cupslice worth it are the contents!
2.2 - 2015.10 - 49 - 1 pic2Abdur Rabbi Arrasul Sayaf (a.k.a. Aif), CEO of Cupslice, explains that most contents on social medias have primary sources. Search engines like Google and Bing can trace the source to the initial one. “Most people congregate in global forums such as Reddit and 4chan… For Indonesia’s case most people gather in Kaskus… What’s trending there will spread to other social medias,” he explained.

These global trends can be translated into Cupslice contents, which can be downloaded for free in the Cupslice Café, a feature in the app that has all the latest contents from Cupslice. Aif claims that Cupslice actually gained popularity in the US and India first, so their contents must adapt to the taste of those markets. They can even update their contents 10 times a week just to make sure they are ahead in the trend!

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ideabox Won Stevie Awards in New Products & Services: Telecommunications – Product category as a Silver Winner

The Stevie® Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. In short order the Stevie has become one of the world’s most coveted prizes.

This year, the awards were presented to winners during a gala event on Friday, 5 June in Shanghai, China. Ideabox (Indosat) got a privilege to receive a Stevie Award in New Products & Services: Telecommunications – Product category as a Silver winner, together with Hutchison Global Communications Limited, Hong Kong as a Gold winner. Continue reading “ideabox Won Stevie Awards in New Products & Services: Telecommunications – Product category as a Silver Winner”

ideabox is The Winner of “Emerging Market Initiative” in Asia Communication Awards 2015

ACA stands for Asian Communication Awards was launched in 2011. The Asia Communication Awards recognise the companies and individuals driving the success of the Asian based telecom industry. Asia Communication Awards have grown year on year and have become the independent mark of excellence for telecoms in Asia. They have fostered a platform to recognise achievement and innovation in Asia to the global telecommunications industry. Continue reading “ideabox is The Winner of “Emerging Market Initiative” in Asia Communication Awards 2015″

Ideabox – Geeks on a Bus

Ideabox’s “Geeks on a Bus” was an invite-only one-day tour for startups that recently graduated from Ideabox’s second incubation batch. Also tagging along were selected entrepreneurs from Founder Institute Jakarta. The entrepreneurs took a bus around Jakarta to visit some of the most established startups in Indonesia: GrabTaxi, Foodpanda, Zalora, Lazada and Kaskus. The aim of the tour was to expose new startups to established players, motivate them through success stories and shared learnings, leverage and build networks, and unite the local startup community. Continue reading “Ideabox – Geeks on a Bus”

ARENA1: One of The Best Demo Day Ever!

Within 3-4 weeks preparation for ARENA1 Demo Day, all startup teams in KejoraHQ were very excited yet very nervous, especially founders who were about to pitch in front of 80+ investors. When guests started coming and filled Seminar room, we served coffee break with sweet pâtisserie. Mr. Andy Zain gave a short opening introduction about ARENA1 Demo Day and all startups pitch at 10.30AM. Alongside with the pitching session, we also asked everyone to vote for their favourite startups. Continue reading “ARENA1: One of The Best Demo Day Ever!”

Indonesia’s Dealoka secures Series A funding from SB ISAT Fund

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”

Ooredoo Group Visiting Kejora

On Dec 2nd, we had the honor to host special guests of Ooredoo Group (Qatar, Singapore, Hongkong and more). During the visit, Mr. Andy Zain started with an opening speech and followed by a keynote presentation by Rama Mamuaya (Daily Social) to explain about Indonesia State of Startups in this 4th quarter of 2014. 

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Ideabox Roadshow

Continuing the success from IDEABOX 1st Batch program which has launched Ngomik, Dealoka, Shoop and Unyu to the market, IDEABOX 2nd Batch is now OPEN.

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IDEABOX will Roadshow to Jogjakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Medan, Bali and Bandung to share how we have helped our 1st batch to build their companies to gain their customers and secure external funding. IDEABOX is the only Startup Accelerator Program in Indonesia which has won the 2014 Consumer Innovation Services Award from Global Telecom Business.

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Indosat’s Ideabox startup incubator wins GTB’s Global Innovation Award

Ideabox, a premium startup accelerator set-up by Indosat and Mountain SEA Ventures in Indonesia has won the 2014 consumer innovation services award from Global Telecom Businesses.

“In less than a year, Ideabox has become one top of technology incubators in Indonesia,” said Prashant Gokarn, Chief Strategy & Planning Officer at Indosat “ We have leveraged our strategic partnerships with global innovation and incubation players to bring expertise and strength to empower startups. We have a very rigid selection process and focus on quality and scalability. In addition to money and world class mentoring, we provide the successful startups priority access to Indosat’s infrastructure and customers, which significantly reduces the time needed by them to get scale and brand recognition.”

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Jason Lamuda and William Tanuwijaya visits ideabox

This week we welcomed Jason Lamuda and William Tanuwijaya to ideabox office. William Tanuwijaya is famed for founding one of the largest C2C marketplace in Indonesia, Tokopedia and Jason Lamuda is the CEO and Co-Founder of and previously, which was acquired by Groupon Indonesia.

The two shared their stories over a two hour interactive chat. There were lots of Q&A’s from our teams, covering various topics from customer acquisition, what’s a good idea to work/life balance and life as an entrepreneur.

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