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Apr 22, 2018 Corporate funds will shake up Indonesian VC model
Injecting capital into a nascent market is no longer enough to succeed. Traditional venture capital funds are slowing in Indonesia's technology sector, despite a digital boom.
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Mar 12, 2018 Indonesia’s MDI Ventures leads $10m funding round in Australia’s Whispir
Indonesian venture capital MDI Ventures on Monday announced that it has led a $10-million post-Series A funding round in Australian cloud communication platform Whispir.
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Feb 13, 2018 Adtech startup Postr closes $2.5m round led by Singapore’s Koh Boon Hwee
The round was joined by MDI Ventures, the corporate venture capital (CVC) arm of Southeast Asian telecom operator Telkom Indonesia, and return backers NZVIF (The New Zealand Venture Investment Fund) and Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1.
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Jan 27, 2018 First Indonesia Startup in Silicon Valley: Payfazz
Since we’ve first started our journey in 2016, we’re committed to empower Indonesia’s startup ecosystem. Our philosophy is “more scale-ups, not start-ups” when it comes to growing home talents. Thus, when we set up Silicon Valley - Indonesia connection, we realized that it has to be a ‘dual-track’ (so to speak).
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Dec 27, 2017 Our First IPO: Geniee
Geniee provides a total platform solution for media and application revenue maximization. It is now serving over 14 billion impressions per month ...
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Dec 27, 2017 Introducing Our First Space Tech Investment: Loft Orbital
MDI Ventures invests in companies with proven business models and strong unit economics, these traits alone already de-risk our portfolio investment.
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Dec 27, 2017 Commitment as National Ecosystem Builder
So far, the startups that have participated in our accelerator program include names like Payfazz, a mobile banking and payment solution; PrivyID, a universal identity enabler and digital signature provider; Kofera, a performance-based marketing platform; Sonar, a social and digital media monitoring and analytics firm.
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Dec 27, 2017 Digital Synergy Champion
Since 2016, we’ve been busy working to validate our thesis: synergy-and-collaboration. We know it’s going to be hard, and in most cases, synergy-and-collaboration has been used as ‘just jargon’ inside corporate meeting room.
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Dec 15, 2017 Kata.ai Raises $3.5 Mn Series A Funding
Kata.ai, an Indonesian Artificial Intelligence (AI) service provider focusing on creating and integrating chatbot into available conversation service clients introduced its newest service, the Kata Bot Platform at event Interact 2017 last Tuesday (12/12).
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Dec 11, 2017 Opinion: Indonesia Needs More Scale-Ups, Not More Startups
Venture capital for tech startups in emerging markets like Indonesia can be a poison. Early-stage investors in this part of the world routinely spray small amounts of money – usually just a couple hundred thousand dollars at a time – into the market and pray that one of their tech investments will someday remunerate...
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