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.




Amartha’s business co-op for unbanked entrepreneurs has pivoted into Indonesia’s fastest-growing P2P lending fintech for women, with over 800% growth in loans issued.

With over 1,000 retail partners, Laku6 offers quality pre-owned smartphones, trade-in and credit facilities to help consumers to upgrade quickly to newer models.


Doddy Lukito

Co-founder and COO of Halodoc

Doddy Lukito has over 19 years of experience in both corporate management and technology roles. After earning a master's in Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, USA, he worked at New York based software company TenFold between 1999 and 2003. Doddy later returned to Indonesia, joining software consulting firm infinITechnology and International Investment Communication Network. He also had a brief lecturing stint at Universitas Bina Nusantara. Doddy had previously co-founded Bistip, a peer-to-peer courier service startup, after which he joined pharmaceutical conglomerate Mensa Group through doctors-only social media LinkDokter, which was later the basis for healthcare platform Halodoc. 

Inra Sumahamijaya

Co-founder and CEO of KODI

Inra Sumahamijaya was initially trained in chemical engineering, having graduated from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember with a bachelor's in the field. He has worked for state-owned minerals company Antam and other companies in the oil and gas industry, including Total. He began exploring entrepreneurship in 2017, when he founded two small companies and joined various startup-related support programs. In 2018, he established KODI, a digital platform for cooperative enterprises.


InvestIdea Ventures is an Indonesia-focused venture capital firm. It invests in early stage web and mobile-based companies, providing funding, advice and networking support. Founded in 2011, InvestIdea has been selective in building its portfolio, having invested in only six companies so far. Among its portfolio companies are language education platform Cakap (formerly Squline), healthcare platform Halodoc (which was co-founded by one of InvestIdea's partners) and online brochure maker IMOOJI.

Artav is the major distributor for XL Axiata, one of Indonesia’s biggest mobile network operators. Founded in 2011, Artav distributes mobile phone products including prepaid/postpaid cards and vouchers through physical retail and electronic channels. Artav is the majority shareholder of Kioson, with a 53% stake in the O2O fintech. One of Artav’s commissioners is Viperi Limiardi who is also a co-founder of Kioson.


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