In September of 2023, Indonesia’s tech news headlines captured items covering Indonesia’s likely ban on social media-based transactions, aquaculture tech startups in Indonesia, the 47 minerals identified as critical in Indonesia, and more.
Hit the links below to read the Indonesian tech news articles behind each headline, in full, online and free-of-charge.
- Indonesia may curb TikTok Shop platform, with Minister raising domestic small business impacts arising from ‘monopolistic’ practices around payments, logistics and platform influence
- Indonesia: Gov’t in August announced 47 critical minerals designated for strategic industry development
- Indonesia has proposed a critical minerals trade deal under the US Inflation Reduction Act, positioning for ‘green subsidies’
Indonesia’s deputy trade minister:
“Social media and social commerce cannot be combined… Revisions to the trade regulations that are currently underway will firmly and explicitly ban this…”
- Indonesia: DELOS aquaculture startup raised $5.75M Series A with data-driven management system for shrimp farmers, claiming production increases from 50-150%
“…TikTok has become the 3rd-largest e-commerce player in major markets in [SEA]… In response, Lazada plans to utilise a fresh injection of US$845 million…”
- Indonesia’s Bababos gains $3M seed with platform connecting small SME manufacturers with the raw material suppliers, streamlining supply chains and consolidating processes
- Indonesia: Koltiva secures 7-figure Series A with software-as-a-service for multinationals, providing seed-to-table traceability for food products
- Indonesia & social media transactions: “What the people are expecting is that the advancement of technology can create new economic potential, not kill existing economies…”
- Vietnam: Indonesia’s Gojek partners Selex Motors to pilot Selex Camel e-bikes across Gojek’s transport, food delivery and logistics services in Vietnam, seeing significant savings
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