The startup ecosystem of Indonesia is continually evolving and rapidly expanding. Here's the weekly curated review of the archipelago's startup news.\r\nInfonesia Raises Seed Funding From 500 Startups\r\nIndonesia-based digital Q&A platform Infonesia has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from 500 Startups.\r\n\r\nThe startup will use the recently raised amount for talent acquisition in marketing and engineering department, and for marketing.\r\n\r\nJakarta-based\u00a0Infonesia was launched in May 2017 on Google Play Store. Infonesia claims to be a knowledge-sharing platform. It allows users to interact with primary information sources such as celebrities, experts, or even the common people through a series of questions and answers.\r\nStartup Weekend To Launch In Bali, Aims To Promote Tourism Startups\r\nThe Startup Weekend is coming back to Bali, this year, from June 9-June 11, 2017. Organised by Hubud \u2013 coworking and community space, the event will take place in Canggu, Bali.\r\n\r\nIt will launch startups that support sustainable and purposeful tourism. It will provide experiences where entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs can check the viability of their entrepreneurial ideas.\r\n\r\nThe Startup Weekend will also provide 12 coaches to the attendees to guide them through the 3-day intensive programme. A panel of five\u00a0judges will judge the startups and the viability of their products.\r\n\r\nThe participating teams at\u00a0Startup Weekend will get an opportunity to demo their products in front of experts and receive immediate feedback.\r\nWavemaker Partners Closes Indonesia Focussed $50 Mn Fund\r\nVenture capital firm, Wavemaker Partners has announced the close of its new, Southeast Asia-focussed $50 Mn fund.\r\n\r\nWith a special focus on the Indonesian market, the company plans to invest in around 80 early stage startups, functioning primarily in the B2B sector.\r\n\r\nLaunched in 2003, Wavemaker Partners is an early stage VC firm that has offices in Los Angeles and Singapore.\r\nAlibaba Cloud To Open Data Centre In Indonesia\r\nAlibaba Cloud,\u00a0the cloud computing vertical of Chinese ecommerce major\u00a0Alibaba Group will soon establish two new data centres in Mumbai, India and Jakarta.\r\n\r\nThe announcement was made during the Computing Conference in Shanghai. The two new IDCs will be opened by the end of current fiscal year, ending on March 31, 2018.\r\n\r\nThis will increase its total number of data centre locations to 17, with the three new launches.\r\nGovt To Launch 'Scholarship' For Indonesian Startups\r\nJakarta's provincial government,\u00a0the Jakarta SmartCity initiative, and various coworking spaces functioning in the city have launched a new venture to support startups secure working\/office spaces, according to a DailySocial report.\r\n\r\nJakarta-based coworking spaces including\u00a0Jakarta Creative Hub, North Jakarta Entrepreneur Center (NJEC), EV Hive, vOffice, and Servio, and venture capital firms like\u00a0Kejora Ventures and East Ventures, are taking part in the programme.\r\n\r\nCalled as \u201cscholarship\u201d, the programme offers free 50 virtual office and 50 coworking space passes for eligible startups as part of the provincial government\u2019s agenda to accelerate entrepreneurship in the city.\r\n\r\nIn addition to the office spaces, the passes also give startups access to events, network, and mentoring. The virtual office passes also include assistance in registering business domicile.\r\nAmartha, Investree Secure P2P Lending License From OJK\r\nIndonesia-based fintech startups Amartha and Investree have\u00a0officially secured peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform license from the country\u2019s financial services regulatory authority, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK).\r\n\r\nAs per a report by e27, the two startups joined the likes of Danamas, DanaKita, and KoinWorks in the list of companies that have secured the license to facilitate P2P lending services on their respective digital platforms.\r\n\r\nAccording to OJK, by far 28 companies have applied to have their license approved.\r\n\r\nAmartha was launched in 2010 as a micro-finance institution and pivoted to a P2P lending platform in 2016. It has developed a credit score software with which borrowers will receive a credit rating and develop a credit history which they can leverage when applying for future financing. In March 2017, it secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Mandiri Capital, the investment handle of Mandiri bank.\r\n\r\nInvestree is an online lending platform for small and medium businesses (SMBs) and startups.