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18 Best News Startups Headquartered in Indonesia

18 Best News Startups Headquartered in Indonesia

This article showcases Boove’s top picks for the best ‘News’ startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating in the News’ industry, but are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Tirto ID

The idea behind this startup: Tirto ID is a social news company located in Mampang Prapatan.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: News, Social Media, Social News

Founders: Unknown

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2. FAKTUALNEWS.co

The idea behind this startup: Online news publisher company that focused in regional news in East Java, Indonesia

Headquarters: Jombang, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Industries: Media and Entertainment, News, Publishing

Founders: Adi Susanto, Dani Setyanto

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3. Kabar Games

The idea behind this startup: Kabar Games is one of the largest independent publication in Indonesia dedicated to the gaming world ecosystem.

Headquarters: Banten, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Industries: Digital Media, Gaming, Information Technology, Media and Entertainment, News, Online Games, PC Games, Video Games

Founders: Joe Handaya, Putra Fajar Hasanudin, Yahya Kus Handoyo

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4. Qupas Indonesia

The idea behind this startup: Qupas is an app which completely lifestyle needs for Millenials and Z generation.

Headquarters: Sidoarjo, Jawa Timur, Indonesia

Industries: Fashion, Internet of Things, Lifestyle, News, Social Media, Software

Founders: Unknown

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5. RevivalTV

The idea behind this startup: Revival TV’s main source of revenue is live events

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Broadcasting, Event Management, Events, Internet, News, Social Media

Founders: Ahmad Syahndy

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6. PT Higo Fitur Indonesia

The idea behind this startup: HIGO and HIGOspot, a Magazine Aggregator mobile app and Social WiFi platform respectively

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Information Technology, iOS, Marketing, News

Founders: Unknown

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7. Parentalk

The idea behind this startup: A digital media company .

Headquarters: Dki Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Advertising, Communities, Marketing, News, Publishing, Social Media

Founders: Nucha Bachri

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8. Lelemuku.com

The idea behind this startup: Lelemuku.com is an East Indonesian news website headquartered in Tanimbar, Maluku

Headquarters: Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia

Industries: Digital Media, Information Services, News, Social News

Founders: Unknown

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9. Shortir

The idea behind this startup: news selection everyday in 60 words

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Digital Media, Internet, Media and Entertainment, News, Online Portals

Founders: Aries Gumilang, Gibral Muhammad

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10. Setiapsen.com

The idea behind this startup: Online digital magazine with focus on personal finance education for younger generation in Indonesia.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Education, News, Social Media

Founders: Unknown

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11. Nusantara Technology

The idea behind this startup: Nusantara Technology is a technology and media group created by Indonesians for the younger generation.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Advertising, Information Technology, Internet, Media and Entertainment, News

Founders: Steven Wongsoredjo

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12. Kotakhujan

The idea behind this startup: Online Media that delivering good inspiration and information for young people

Headquarters: Padang, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia

Industries: Communities, Education, Information Technology, Internet, Media and Entertainment, News, Online Auctions

Founders: Harlia Wardila, Randi Proska Sandra

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13. Joornl

The idea behind this startup: 100+ news selection everyday in 60 words.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Digital Media, Internet, Media and Entertainment, News, Online Portals

Founders: Unknown

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14. Mime Asia

The idea behind this startup: Mime Asia is a technology business portal and a modern lifestyle. starting from the latest gadgets, to the ecosystem of tech startups.

Headquarters: Depok, Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Industries: Incubators, News, Social Media

Founders: Musa Yosua

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15. Xiaomi Magazine

The idea behind this startup: Xiaomi magazine is a site that is not a xiaomi official site that thoroughly explains all the products produced by xiaomi company.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: News

Founders: Unknown

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16. Unclekick

The idea behind this startup: Unclekick is a news company located in Medan

Headquarters: Medan, Sumatera Utara, Indonesia

Industries: Media and Entertainment, News, Social News

Founders: Unknown

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17. Viraloke

The idea behind this startup: Best news gaming media in Indonesia

Headquarters: Kalibata, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Information Technology, News, Online Games

Founders: Unknown

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18. Webmains

The idea behind this startup: Organizing the world most Trustworthy Technology and Financial Data Network for Decision Takers around the world.

Headquarters: Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia

Industries: Digital Media, Finance, Information Services, Information Technology, Media and Entertainment, News, Telecommunications

Founders: Abdul Jatlaoui, Putri Oriniati

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