Startup AsiaBerlin Roadshow

We’re proud to announce that lingkaran is part of Jakarta delegation team for Startup AsiaBerlin Roadshow 2017; along with KuKa, Amartha, Impact Hub Jakarta, and Hyve Indonesia. This week, along with the other teams from Berlin, Germany; Bangalore, India; and Manila, The Philippines; we’re gonna start the city-hopping from Manila, Jakarta, to Bangalore.


Jakarta, the capital and largest city of Indonesia, is also known as one of the biggest mega-cities in the world. The country’s growing middle class keeps flocking into the city, bringing with it a strong purchasing power, high penetration of mobile phones and an enormous demand for online services. Altogether, this presents plenty of opportunities for new business ideas.

Fast Growth with a Need for Stable Businesses

Solving the upcoming challenges caused by the city’s fast growth means that startups have to be practical and financially stable. For this reason, Jakarta is already home to a number of startups focusing on travel, e-commerce, agri-tech, health-tech, fin-tech and lifestyle. Successful examples are Traveloka, Go-Jek, WOOK or Tokopedia. The outcome is a strong market for tech startups to explore and consequently, more Indonesian investors including Merah Putih Incubator, GDP Ventures, East Ventures and Venturra as well as international players like Sequoia, Softbank or 500 startups are entering the market.

Bridging the Capital Gap

From Indonesian tycoons to foreign venture capitalists, there are potential investors with hundreds of millions of dollars looking for opportunities. But few local startups have had the scale to warrant big funding. The Indonesian tech scene is still dominated by Seed and Series A deals, many of which do not go beyond $100,000.

Based on a recent study by CB Insights on long tail countries in terms of emerging startup activity and VC investement Jakarta, takes the largest share of global VC deals since 2012, almost twice as large a share as Dubai, which is the next most-active hub among the identified emerging startup markets. Jakarta companies saw 47 VC backed deals last year.

Over the past few years, the number of coworking spaces has grown rapidly. Many of them like EVHIve, Coworkinc, and GoWork, are to be found around the Sudirman Business District in the heart of Jakarta or around the hip spots of South Jakarta. Some are even backed by the Jakarta government, such as JSCHive or the Jakarta Creative Hub.

Entrepreneurship is still on the weaker side. Difficult access to capital for small businesses and a lower level of education resulted in one of the lowest rates of new business formation in Asia. Nonetheless, McKinsey predicts the Indonesian economy to become the 7th largest economy by 2030 and thus the center of growth.


We invite you to join us for an afternoon of international exchange, networking and help creating an international startup ecosystem! 

Tuesday, Oct 24, 2017.  02:00 pm – 05.30 pm At JSC Hive, Kuningan




THAT‘S.ID Seminar: Investment Opportunities in and from Indonesia – a local and international perspective


  • Carl Luis Rieger, Kompass Digital, Berlin
  • Phillippe Linus Petit, Pitch.Boom.Bang, Berlin
  • Neha Jain, Z Nation Lab, Bangalore
  • Aldi Adrian Hartanto, Mandiri Capital Indonesia, Jakarta
  • Agung Bezharie, East Ventures, Jakarta


THAT‘S.ID Talk: StartUp AsiaBerlin – startup perspectives from Germany, India, Indonesia and the Philippines


  • Dola Samanta, yourstory, Bangalore
  • Wendy Pratama, Lingkaran, Jakarta
  • Roestiandi Tsamanov, Data Sinergitama Jaya, Jakarta
  • Jun Mardian Sugandhi, Investor and Entrepreneur, Jakarta
  • Maren Lesche, etventure Startup Hub, Berlin
  • Ces Rondario, Impact Hub, Manila


THAT‘S.ID Talk: Jakarta – Berlin – Creating an international ecosystem


  • Sandiaga S. Uno, Vice Governor, City of Jakarta
  • Dr. Rainer Seider, Head of Unit International Co-operation, Ministry of Economics, Berlin
  • Dr. Ilham Habibie, Head of the Indonesian ICT Council and Vice Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce
  • Daniel Tumewu, HI INDONESIA, Jakarta


Networking Dinner (5.30pm – open end)

After the sharing sessions, we would like to invite you to stay for a dinner and network with the Jakarta community as well as with our international guests from Germany, India and the Philippines.


This is a FREE event with limited seat. Click the register button below to claim your ticket.

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Update: the event is currently sold out. If you’re keen to join, we have few tix you can claim via whatsapp to Nisa +6282211502211


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Rofianisa Nurdin

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