Ride-hailing giant Gojek has unveiled five startups from the first cohort of its accelerator programme while Samsung Pay has partnered DANA and GoPay to ease the payment system of growing e-wallet users in Indonesia.
Gojek unveils five startups from Xcelerate first cohort
Indonesia’s ride-hailing giant Gojek has unveiled five startups from the first cohort of its accelerator programme in partnership with Digitaraya.
Gojek Xcelerate’s first cohort will receive mentorship from McKinsey & Co, Google Launchpad Developer, UBS Bank. Digitaraya managing director Nicole Yap said in a statement that the startups will also have an opportunity to be incorporated under GOJEK’s ecosystem.
The five shortlisted startups include decentralized warehouse services provider Crewdible; mobile concierge platform IZY; mobile platform of pet care solutions PETO; smart city ecosystem enabler Qlue; and, sharing accommodation platform Travelio.
Samsung Pay partners DANA, GoPay
Samsung Pay, the digital payment arm of Samsung Electronics Indonesia, has partnered DANA and GoPay to ease the payment system of growing e-wallet users in Indonesia.
Samsung Pay was launched in Indonesia in March this year.
Through the collaboration, the Ant-backed e-wallet payment firm DANA and GoPay users will be able to access the e-wallet services via Samsung Pay, which is available in electronic and mobile devices.
“As digital wallets are rapidly used in Indonesia, at least 20 per cent of digital wallet users are using more than one application-based of electronic money. [through] Samsung Pay system, it offers several electronic payments system in one application to ease the consumers’ payment for their daily transactions simply by swiping their smartphone,” Samsung Electronics Indonesia IT & Mobile Business Vice President Bernard Ang said in a statement.