Marella Putri

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Writer at Forbes Indonesia
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Technology
Traveloka’s CTO Steps Down
After developing Traveloka for a solid 6 years until it became one of Indonesia’s first unicorns, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Derianto Kusuma announced his resignation from the travel startup.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 1 min read
Arts
The Art of Reflection
Syagini Ratna Wulan discusses the evolution of her artworks
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Technology
Dealing with Risks
Insurtech Pasarpolis offers insurance to all at a price cheaper than a cup of coffee.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Business
Building Bridges
Berlin is making the first step to bridge opportunities with Asia, creating the first intercontinental startup ecosystem with wide areas of collaboration for both sides.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Companies
Shedding Light
Schneider Electric advances smarter ways of electricity consumption and distribution.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Technology
Sharing Space
As the biggest co-working space in Indonesia, Cocowork is on track to support work flexibility and encourage community collaborations.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Business
Forbes Billionaires 2019
Forbes released its World Billionaires with 21 Indonesian businessmen on the list.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 1 min read
Technology
Simple Work
Jojonomic is taking over employees’ administrative work so they can focus on what matters.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Forbes Life
Jakarta's Best Eats 2019
FoodieS Magazine launched Jakarta's Best Eats 2019
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 1 min read
Technology
Smart Kiosk
Warung Pintar empowers micro-entrepreneurs for digital inclusion
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 5 min read
Food & Drink
Deep-rooted Savory
Sudestada is bringing authentic and rich Argentinian cuisines.
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Marella Putri 2 years ago . 2 min read
Inspiring Woman
Local Beauty
Rollover Reaction carves niche in Indonesia's growing beauty market
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Inspiring Woman
Academy 101
Alamanda Shantika opens Binar Academy to meet demand for digital talent.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Food & Drink
DORÉ by LeTAO Introduced The Pancake Co. by DORÉ
The Pancake Co. by DORÉ brings new kind of sweetness to Jakarta.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 2 min read
Food & Drink
Turkish Ramadhan Festivities at Raffles Jakarta
Raffles Jakarta invites guests to its third Annual Turkish Ramadhan, presenting completely authentic Turkish experience with surprises throughout the event.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 2 min read
Entrepreneurs
Sweet Success
Edward Tirtanata leads coffee chain Kopi Kenangan in its mission to brew across the country and beyond
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Companies
Elevating Work
KONE takes on technological disruption to move the lift industry.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Arts
Artistic Values
Esti Nurjadin leads D Gallerie in raising public awareness through contemporary arts
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Entrepreneurs
Bold Timing
Eurobutik Bangun Indonesia capitalizes on opportunities in independent luxury watches
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Business
Brewing Up
With Savis Tea, Lily Gunawan seeks to grab market for Indonesian premium tea
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 4 min read
Technology
Eye in the Sky
Terra Drone Indonesia aims to be one-stop drone service provider solution.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 4 min read
Technology
Rooted Medication
Nalagenetics, paving the way for safer healthcare industry.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 7 min read
Companies
Staying Tuned
Radio remains popular among audience of all ages, and Mahaka Radio Integra is bringing radio broadcasting to thrive in digital era
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Technology
Smart City Builder
Smart city ecosystem platform Qlue makes cities smarter and better places to live in
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Insights
Stronger Ties
Newly signed agreement between Indonesia and Australia will further integrate the neighboring economies
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Companies
Seizing Opportunities
As banking industry changes, OCBC NISP plans to stay updated.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Entrepreneurs
Universal Education
Private school SIS Group has already made quality education more affordable and plans to make it even more so.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Technology
Payment Business
Payment gateway Xendit is paving the way to empower digital infrastructure in Indonesia.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Companies
Navigating Business
Google’s navigation platform Waze provides businesses with the opportunity to approach customers on-the-go.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Companies
Good Game
Esports company Evos is climbing its way up to become the future of entertainment
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Entrepreneurs
The Haluu Life
Haluu makes good business from Instagrammable exhibitions.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Companies
Act for COVID-19 Pandemic
Multiple organizations are collecting donations, in form of funds and medical equipments, to fight COVID-19 Pandemic
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 3 min read
Companies
Companies up against COVID-19
Companies in Indonesia are taking quick actions to help and prioritize what's at stakes.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 3 min read
Entrepreneurs
Designing a Legacy
Starting with her batik tulis clothes business, Dea Valencia has created a place where diffable people can have the same chances as others.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Inspiring Woman
Managing Uncertainty
Mari Elka Pangestu was appointed as managing director at the World Bank facing a challenging time. Her extensive experience and expertise on development issues are urgently needed.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 9 min read
Inspiring Woman
The Energy of Giving
Anita Ratnasari Tanjung aims to break the poverty chain by providing free education through the CT Arsa Foundation
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 5 min read
Inspiring Woman
Smoother Ride
Milatia Moemin takes on the challenges of transforming state-owned DAMRI into an international standard public transportation company.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Forbes List
Indonesia's Billionaires: Familiar faces remain on the list despite year's shaky start
Forbes recently launched its 2020 World Billionaires list, consisting of 2,095 names with a combined net worth of $8 trillion. This year, 15 Indonesian tycoons made it to the list, racking up a $53.7 billion fortune.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 2 min read
Companies
TikTok donates Rp100 billion for COVID-19 medical workers
The donation will be prioritized to protect frontline medical workers during the outbreak.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Business
COVID-19 impact, airlines shift focus to charter flights
As number of passengers decline, airlines focus on cargo to maintain logistics distribution
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Philanthrophy
Hong Kong mega billionaire donates $2.5 million for medical worker accommodation
Donation is channeled to local capsule pod company Bobobox for 100 shelter pods at COVID-19 state referral hospitals
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Column & Opinion
Indonesia’s next generation of tech-savvy farmers in a post-Covid world
As Covid-19 sweeps the planet, many sectors are volatile. But farming remains formidable. Here’s why local tech investors are excited about the decade to come.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Inspiring Woman
Ahead of the Curve
A senior woman banker, Vera Eve Lim now plays a bigger role in the country’s largest private bank
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 6 min read
Technology
Kargo Technologies secures $31 million series A funding
The closing of the series A round makes Kargo the largest-funded startup digitalizing Indonesia’s trucking space.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Technology
eWallet DANA records hike in transaction following social distancing implementation
DANA is also adding new features to boost transactions, work with logistics services, and help SMEs impacted by COVID-19.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Insights
BI Survey: Manufacturing and Tourism Sectors Hurt Most by COVID-19
The survey confirms significant impact of COVID-19 pandemic on manufacturing and tourism industry; as opposed to agriculture and related industries which were able to book growth.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 2 min read
Companies
Value Seeker
Bahrain-based Investcorp cites Indonesia as key market for its Asia expansion.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 8 min read
Companies
Hary Tanoe of MNC Group donates for medical workers
The Rp 5 billion worth of donation was made through the company's MNC Peduli foundation
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Companies
Thailand's KBank became majority shareholder at Bank Maspion
Thailand's largest lender by assets increased its ownership to 40%
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Technology
Gojek acquires Moka
Gojek has been working with Moka to optimize the digital payment Gopay.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Companies
AGII sees surge in medical gas demand
As number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospitals has been increasing, so has the demand on medical gas for their treatment.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Companies
Ciputra Group fights against COVID-19
Ciputra Group donates through its subsidiaries in residential, healthcare, education, art, and more.
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Companies
Sido Muncul books positive growth in 2020's first quarter
Herbal medicine and supplements segment sales led the company's overall growth
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Insights
Indonesia's Q1 direct investment amid Coronavirus pandemic
Foreign direct investment dropped by 7% due to coronavirus pandemic
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Marella Putri 1 year ago . 1 min read
Invesment
Northstar Group made first close of its fifth flagship fund
It represents about a third of its $800 million targets
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Japanese firm acquired PT Semen Indonesia subsidiary
PT Semen Indonesia Tbk has agreed to sell 15% of its subsidiary PT Solusi Bangun Indonesia Tbk (SMCB) shares to a Japanese firm, Taiheiyo Cement Corporation (TCC)
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Technology
Modalku secured a $40 million series C funding
The fund will be used to help enhance financial inclusion in Southeast Asia, and to create positive impact toward Indonesian economy by reaching more SMEs.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Insights
CPO industry hit by uncertainty
Indonesia's palm oil exports for the first two months have declined by 20% to 4.93 million, the dropping demand caused by coronavirus pandemic
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Bank BJB to merge with Bank Banten
During the due diligence process, both controlling shareholders, which are the governors of West Java and Banten, has agreed to team up in business operations, primarily on supporting Bank Banten's liquidity needs
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Mitra Keluarga acquired hospital for Rp 35 billion
It acquired Panti Abdi Dharma hospital, a mother and child hospital, through its subsidiary PT Kasih Abdi Dharma.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Invesment
Surge of Sequoia Capital India announced 15 startups joining the accelerator program
There are three Indonesian startups in Surge's third cohort Surge 03 2020: Bukukas, CoLearn, and Hangry
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Insights
Discussion on omnibus bill on job creation postponed
The move is meant to avoid workers' mass protest before the May Day amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
PT Pegadaian (Persero) saw 18% higher transaction in Q1-2020
Slow business and furloughs forces people to pawn their items in order to keep some cash in hand amid COVID-19 pandemic.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Technology
Indonesian insurtech Qoala bags $13.5 million series A
Indonesia's low insurance penetration rate, added with rapid growth of mobile users and middle-income class provide a promising opportunity for insurtech in Indonesia.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Companies
Mixed performances in financing industry in Q1-2020
Coronavirus has affected borrowers' capability to repay debts
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Technology
Achmad Zaky's fund Init 6 invests in Eduka System
It received an undisclosed amount of seed funding and became the fund's first portfolio.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Invesment
EverHaüs talks about investing amid COVID-19 pandemic, deals with GoKampus & ReCharge
Gitta Amelia shares Everhaüs recent investment and plans, and how the current pandemic influences the VC's strategy.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Companies
AKRA’s revenue and net profit grew in Q1-2020
After seizing a growth momentum in Q1-2020, PT AKR Corporindo has a robust continuity plan in facing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
ROTI booked positive growth in Q1-2020
The company recorded net sales of Rp 912.9 billion YoY, a 15.3% increase from last year driven from its traditional and modern trade channels.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Watches & Jewlery
IWC Scaffhausen added attractive models to the Portugieser Family
All powered by in-house calibres, the attractive additions range from the compact automatic style, legendary perpetual calendar, to the first watches with tide indication.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 3 min read
Companies
KINO booked 11% increase in sales, challenges remain ahead
After a positive performance in Q1-2020, the cost of KINO's raw materials and slowing distribution due to the COVID-19 pandemic may challenge the company's 2020 target
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Insights
Tax incentives introduced to mitigate COVID-19 impact
The government has extended tax incentives to help more manufacturing sectors, relieve loans for SMEs and income taxes, and more.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Data Traffic Drives Indosat’s First Quarter Revenue
Indosat Ooredoo booked a Rp 6.5 trillion revenue in Q1-2020 as a result of its fast actions in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic - including implementing health and safety protocol and accelerating network rollout plan.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Companies
Bank Danamon booked Rp 1.25 trillion profit in Q1-2020
The 33% YoY growth was driven by increasing demand for loan, as well as better composition in fee-based income and more robust funding
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Sarana Menara Nusantara showcased 10% sales growth, intends to spend more amidst pandemic
TOWR is allocating Rp 3-3.5 trillion in capital expenditures this year, which will be mainly used to construct the fiber optic cables and to add around 2000-3000 new tenants
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Invesment
Circulate Capital invests in Jakarta-based recycling company Tridi Oasis
It is the first investment of the firm's $106 million Ocean Fund. The undisclosed amount will help Tridi Oasis to scale and expand its recycling capacity.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 4 min read
Insights
Inflation rate in April stood at 0.08%
BPS noted lower demand for goods and services a result of a slowdown in economic and social activities upon implementation of large-scale social restrictions (PSBB)
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Companies
Ultrajaya enjoys positive trend
Domestic sales reaching Rp 1.61 trillion supported the company's growth in the first quarter.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read
Technology
GudangAda raised $25.4 million series A led by Sequoia India & Alpha JWC
Through its e-commerce platform, GudangAda is building Indonesia's FMCG supply chain ecosystem.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 2 min read
Insights
Jokowi called for immediate debt relief for developing countries
Jokowi emphasizes to all NAM countries member at the High Level Meeting to solidify unity against COVID-19 pandemic and asks equal access to coronavirus medicine for developing countries.
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Marella Putri 11 months ago . 1 min read