With over 250 million inhabitants, Indonesia has the world’s fourth largest population and Southeast Asia’s largest. Its youthful workforce has long been an untapped asset, but they are now taking things into their own hands. Inspired by the successes of unicorns like Go-Jek and Traveloka, more Indonesians are looking to the digital world to start their own businesses. it faces unique issues and growing pains. CompassList offers nuanced insights into the scene’s rising stars, its diverse and often fragmented markets, and how new players and investors can navigate this complex landscape.


Indonesia Agritech Report 2020: Startups, Investors and Outlook

Indonesia Agritech Report 2020: Startups, Investors and Outlook

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest agricultural producers, with farming contributing nearly 13% to the national economy. The sector has been in slow decline for decades, however, hurt by poor yields and falling income. In recent years, thanks to startups seeking to use technology to boost the sector, Indonesian agriculture has found a new lease of life. From our interviews with key local agritech companies and investors in smart shrimp farming, farm-to-table e-commerce and more, CompassList has produced an in-depth and insightful survey of Indonesia’s agriculture sector and its prevailing challenges, complete with outlook and recommendations.





Targeting Indonesia’s growing construction and infrastructure sector, Manpro’s digital reporting app aims to streamline and eliminate inefficiencies across the project management process.

Indonesia's newly-licensed equity crowdfunding platform CrowdDana empowers people to invest in real estate and ease shortage of affordable housing.


Kevin Cahya

Co-founder and CEO of

Kevin Cahya co-founded crypto robo-trading and investment platform in 2018. He started crypto trading as a hobby in 2015 while working as an investment associate at East Ventures. He also had a brief stint as operations project manager at Zalora Indonesia.Educated in the US, Kevin graduated from Shoreline Community College with an associate degree in International Business. He also has a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.

Armed with a master’s and a bachelor’s in Computer Science from Purdue University in Indiana in USA, Daniel Armanto was the co-founder and CTO of Adskom. He recently left the startup in  January 2017 and is now the CTO of Happy5.He was also previously a co-founder and CTO of Indonesia’s location-based social network Koprol, with experience in building high scalable and high performance web applications.


MDI Ventures is the venture capital arm of Telkom, Indonesia’s state-owned telco. It aims to invest in disruptive and innovative companies in the online, media, and mobile internet space. It also supports fledgling startups through Indigo, an incubator and accelerator program.

Rocky Pesik is the son of Rudy Pesik, founder of the Caraka Group of logistics companies and Birotika Semesta, DHL's partner company in Indonesia. Rocky is a director at both the Caraka Group and Birotika Semesta and has invested in two startups, logistics startup Pakde and international shopping intermediary GudangImpor.


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