Startup Ecosystem

Budget 2019 challenges entrepreneur spirit
Ganesh Kumar Bangah, Renuka Sena and Jaffri Ibrahim dissect the incentives and allocations within Budget 2019 to aid Malaysia's digital economy.
Follow the inaugural DNA Budget 2019 analysis live on FB
There is much excitement over the first budget in the era of Malaysia Baru. DNA will be live on FB with its Budget 2019 analysis. 
Clarion call for mentors sparks Digerati50 networking session
The connectedness in the Malaysian digital ecosystem  is still very much siloed and is government or agency led. There must be a way to bridge all SMEs, professionals and investors.  
Startup ecosystem loses its pillar in Irwan Serigar
Despite Irwan Serigar’s swift removal from his government post, the startup ecosystem should remember him for his invaluable service.
Tokopedia wins Google Indonesia hackathon
The hackathon challenged developers from companies nationwide to build innovative and lightning fast digital experiences for end users utilising two new web technologies.
Go-jek’s golden funding round from Tencent & its halo effect on the Indonesian ecosytem
The investment, if it comes through cements Indonesia as a hot startup destination, with other strong startups to benefit more than rest of the pack.
New player Kravasia to push Indonesia’s Batik, Tenun craft
Hoping its niche focus will help it be successful, Kravasia.com throws its hat into Indonesia’s e-commerce ring.  
Indonesia’s Traveloka begins South-East Asian voyage
Indonesia'sTraveloka has begun to venture into other South-East Asian (SEA) countries this year with the opening of regional offices in Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam.  
Indonesia to be Asia’s next digital powerhouse: Google-Temasek
Indonesia’s Internet economy will be worth about US$81 billion in 10 years, or about 40% of the total Internet economy of the entire South-East Asian region, according to a Google-Temasek report.
Go-Jek’s US$550mil funding a game-changer for Indonesia
Go-Jek’s US$500mil funding shows that the Indonesian market is strong enough to birth unicorns, writes Masyitha Baziad.
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