Indonesia Digest: Gojek unveils first cohort; Samsung arm partners DANA, GoPay

A Go-Jek motorcycle taxi driver and a passenger travel along a road in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018. Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

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.

 

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.

Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.