Exclusive: Impact investor Patamar Capital makes maiden investment in Indonesia’s SayurBox


The investment by Patamar, estimated to be in the region of $200,000-300,000, was made through its women SME-focused impact investment fund launched last year in collaboration with the Australian government’s Investing in Women initiative.

Indonesia Digest: State bank BNI, port operator Pelindo IV to issue bonds

Indonesia’s state-owned bank BNI and port operator Pelindo IV are seeking to finance expansion projects by issuing multi-million-dollar bonds, according to news agency Antara. Bank Negara Indonesia to release $150m bonds Indonesian state-owned bank Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI) said it will release convertible bonds worth Rp2 trillion ($150 million) in… Read more »

Google, Temasek to join as new investors in Go-Jek’s $1.2b funding round

Existing investors KKR & Co LP and Warburg Pincus LLC are also participating in the funding round.

Japan’s Money Forward makes first overseas investment in Indonesian startup Sleekr

Sleekr is among the five companies that received between $2 million and $3 million from Money Forward.

Indonesia’s central bank issues fresh warning over cryptocurrencies

Last month, Bank Indonesia issued a regulation banning the use of cryptocurrencies by fintech companies involved in payment systems and said it is examining whether there’s a need to regulate trading on virtual currency exchanges.

Indonesia lays foundation for transfer of Grasberg copper mine to local control

Indonesia and Papua have long pushed for greater control over Grasberg and the new ownership structure may ease tensions.

IFC likely to extend $100m debt to Indonesia’s snack producer Nabati

The estimated investment required for Nabati’s project expansion is $133 million.

Three more Indonesian state firms eye Komodo bond issuance this year

The companies are already computing the funds they expect to collect from the issuance.

People Digest: RedDoorz names new board members; Kazuki Kusaka joins MTS Health

RedDoorz has appointed Bhanu Chopra as an independent director and Philip Wolf as a board advisor.

Indonesia: Tempo Inti Media attracts interest from six strategic investors in $7m rights issue

Surya Citra Media, Edwin Soeryadjaya, PT Sukses Perdana Mandiri, and PT Sinar Ganda Jaya are among the strategic investors investing in the issue