Indonesia Digest: RedDoorz launches KoolKost; GrabJobs ties with Moka

Hotel booking platform RedDoorz has launched a housing service called KoolKost targeting the millennial and Gen Z customers while recruitment platform GrabJobs has collaborated with point-of-sale system provider Moka.

RedDoorz launches KoolKost, targets Gen Z, millennials

Hotel booking platform RedDoorz has launched an affordable housing service, KoolKost, targeting students and office employees. The service offers rooms on rent on a flexible basis.

KoolKost operates over 100 property networks in 14 cities across the archipelago.

“In recent years, the growing urbanization has boosted the housing price, fuelling the demand for affordable housing or boarding rooms in Indonesia, especially among millennials and Gen Z who live in big cities in Indonesia, such as Jakarta, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. That is the reason we launch KoolKost,” RedDoorz VP operations Adil Mubarak said in a statement.

RedDoorz claimed that KoolKost’s service eliminates the need for large deposits, contractual agreements, maintenance services such as housekeeping.

GrabJobs partners Moka

Southeast Asia’s recruitment automation platform GrabJobs has partnered with a point-of-sale system provider Moka to support the latter’s merchants in scouting talent.

“A majority of GrabJobs and Moka merchants are from the F&B, retail, and services industries. One of the major pain points faced by these industries is staffing. GrabJobs will help Moka’s merchants to recruit their staff more efficiently,” GrabJobs CEO and co-founder Emmanuel Crouy said.

GrabJobs features an interview chatbot that helps companies automate their applicant interviewing, profile screening and scoring, interview scheduling, and interview reminders.

Aside from its cloud-based point of sale product, Moka has developed a variety of products such as Moka Capital (P2P lending aggregator), Moka Connect (open API and app marketplace), Mobile Payment Acceptance Service, and marketplace for raw materials Moka Fresh.

Singapore Reporter/s

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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.