Leighton Cosseboom

Indonesia Tech in Asia

An American journalist providing English coverage on all things related to Indonesia's tech, venture capital, and startup scenes. I provide an international perspective on Jakarta's new enterprises and the ecosystem in which they exist.

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a geek since Dec 2014

eCommerce

Photo Credit: Paraplou

Indonesia’s fashion e-commerce firm Paraplou shuts down

What went wrong?
Oct 26, 2015

aCommerce snaps up $5M in preparation for series B round

aCommerce previously raised $10.7 million in June 2014 – one of the largest series A rounds on public record in Southeast Asia
May 11, 2015

Indonesian conglomerate Lippo Group bets big on ecommerce with US$500M launch of MatahariMall

“Indonesia is the last remaining, large underpenetrated e-commerce market in Asia. MatahariMall is the single largest e-commerce opportunity today.” - Lippo Group [Read More...]
Feb 25, 2015

5 reasons Indonesia should use China as an ecommerce blueprint

Thoughts and ideas from a Startup Asia Jakarta 2014's disscussion
  Dec 04, 2014

Industry

News

Photo Credit: University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment

DNA-testing startup gets funding injection, enters Indonesia

Prenetics' reports can identify the right drug, at the right dosage, tailored to a patient’s genetic makeup
Nov 05, 2015

aCommerce snaps up $5M in preparation for series B round

aCommerce previously raised $10.7 million in June 2014 – one of the largest series A rounds on public record in Southeast Asia
May 11, 2015

SoftBank places $120M bet on Indonesia’s Trikomsel on eve of major e-commerce launch

The deal will result in strong momentum for Trikomsel to further expand its business, riding on experience, network, resources, and technology held by SoftBank
  Apr 08, 2015

Education

This edtech app takes Indonesian parents back to school

This new mobile app and online tool helps parents and teachers come together and stay up-to-date on students’ progress
Aug 31, 2015

FinTech

Indonesian telco Indosat launches ATM card to go with ewallet

The new service is also part of a strategy to improve the quality of ATM access for Indosat’s unbanked consumers
Dec 16, 2014

Health

Photo Credit: University of Michigan School of Natural Resources & Environment

DNA-testing startup gets funding injection, enters Indonesia

Prenetics' reports can identify the right drug, at the right dosage, tailored to a patient’s genetic makeup
Nov 05, 2015