The startup space is growing at an unprecedented pace in Indonesia. And, with these latest developments, here’s the weekly bite-size feed from the Indonesian startup ecosystem.
Online Fishery Platform Aruna Raises Seed Funding
The startup will use the funds to develop a B2B online trading platform and app for its fishermen-partners. It also aims to expand its team.
The startup was launched by Farid Naufal Aslam, Indraka Fadhlillah, and Utari Octavianty. Aruna currently offers two services: an online marketplace for fishery products and a digital fish auction platform.
Mariko Asmara Backs Crowd Lending Startup GandengTangan
Launched in 2015, GandengTangan facilitates peer-to-peer lending to support micro businesses. It targets social businesses and micro businesses such as those of SMEs smallholding farmers and takes five percent commission from successful projects. As per a report by Deal Street Asia, it has more than 700 lenders who have funded 20 enterprises, and has supported 3,500 individuals.
Fintech Startup Pomona Secures Seed Funding
The startup will deploy the funds to strengthen its marketing efforts and partner acquisition as well as increase technological capability.
Launched in 2016, Pomona is a hyperlocal shopping rewards app that incentivises users’ shopping activities with a point rewards system. As per a Deal Street Aisa report, the startup has over 650 merchant partners in Greater Jakarta Area.