ProSehat: The First Online Health Marketplace in Indonesia is Now Available in​​Android

Started just after Indonesia Independence Day in August as the first online health marketplace in Indonesia. 3 months later in National Heroes Day, ProSehat Android application is ready to help Indonesian families being healthy in the way that is easy and affordable.

ProSehat provides access to buy prescription drugs and OTC medicines as well as vitamin / health supplements. Users can directly obtain benefits from the grip through the Android system­based application that currently dominates the smartphone market. To ensure the security and authenticity of health products, ProSehat partners with various local authorized pharmacies spread across some areas, especially in Jakarta. Continue reading “ProSehat: The First Online Health Marketplace in Indonesia is Now Available in​​Android”

Idea Generation: Lowering Startup Risks, Is It Possible?

I think I don’t need to convince you that “Startup” and “Risk” are inseparable. Startup is equal to entrepreneurship, which by definition contain the word “RISK” – for example an entry in Merriam Webster dictionary for entrepreneur: “a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money.” Startup gurus also warn us that building a startup is akin to jumping off a cliff and building a plane on the way down.

Under uncertainty, there are two options – first is go with the flow and hope for the best. Unfortunately hope is not a strategy. Second is to find a way to structurally reduce risk.

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How is it even possible? Here’s what we think how.

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Sebastian’s Interview with Channel News Asia: Why Be an Early Bird in Indonesia’s Tech Industry

Channel News Asia recently covered a story on the tech industry in Indonesia, particularly in Jakarta where they’ve all gathered in the Slipi area, West Jakarta, thus dubbing the place as Slipicon Valley, obviously a pun for the famed Silicon Valley.

As Sebastian Togelang – Founding Partner of Mountain Kejora Ventures – was interviewed in the news coverage he stated that tech industry in Indonesia are still in the nascent stage, “like early 2000s of Europe or the 2006 of China, so it still has huge potential to grow.”

We believe this huge potential is the reason why it’s good to be an early bird player in this industry in Indonesia. Just as Mountain Kejora is currently doing by incubating 20+ tech startups as they are all growing together in Slipicon Valley.

Why Slipi? The obvious reasons are reasonable rent and proximity to Jakarta’s CBD. But there are also other reasons why these tech startups must stick together geographically while the industry is still in the infancy stage.

Being close to each other, it’s easier for these early bird companies to raise funds, meet up and brainstorm. Raising a startup is super hard, so it is more manageable if startups stick together and collaborate. It’s also interesting to note that the tech startups there are not like conventional businesses that are more likely to ‘bump heads’ in the market. Of course competition is still there, but according to Jason Lamuda, CEO of Berrybenka.com, they are more interested to unlock Indonesia’s “huge potential to grow” as mentioned by Sebastian rather than eat each other’s pie.

As the industry is growing exponentially, we can expect more foreign parties coming in to accelerate things even more, and it would be easier for them if they know Jakarta already has an area well pegged for this.

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Business Plan: To Plan or Not To Plan

At some point of the investment evaluation that we do, we will ask the entrepreneur to submit a business plan.

You might ask, “what a business plan???” Why does a startup even need a business plan? What kind of business plan do we need?

First, business plan is a must, absolutely. It actually demonstrate THE key requirement that: the entrepreneur has put a serious thought on his business and he knows how to drive the business forward.

It is not only the plan, but also the process of planning. 

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Kejora Partners with Gust to Manage Entrepreneur Applications to Its Programs

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Kejora HQ Contact: Andreas Surya, andreas.surya@kejorahq.com
Gust Contact: Zigis Switzer, (212) 784-5705, ZSwitzer@GroupGordon.com

Kejora HQ Partners with Gust to Manage Entrepreneur Applications to Its Programs

June 10, 2015 – [Jakarta, Indonesia] – KejoraHQ, a collective initiative of venture fund, incubator/accelerator and ecosystem for founders to launch sustainable technology startup in Indonesia., today announced a partnership with Gust, the world’s largest online platform connecting entrepreneurs and early-stage investors, to provide entrepreneurs in the upcoming cycle of its accelerator program with greater global reach and access to early stage investment opportunities.

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The First Complete Online Solution for SME in Indonesia has arrived!

Now, more than 55 million SME’s in Indonesia can enjoy an easy way to run their business online, increase their sales and engage with clients, even without any technical skills.

On May 18th 2015, bDigital Indonesia launched the first complete online solution for SME (small and medium enterprises) in Indonesia. bDigital’s goal is simple: it has to be easy for Indonesian SME’s to establish an online presence to promote and sell their products and services. All with a minimum effort needed. Continue reading “The First Complete Online Solution for SME in Indonesia has arrived!”

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!”