Jakarta-based Warung Pintar has pushed thousands of “mom and pop” shops into the 21st century by digitising their businesses. The startup has raised $35 million to date and tells FinanceAsia it’s keen for more investors to come in.
The Lippo and Grab-backed startup, last valued at about $2.9 billion, is riding Indonesia’s cashless payments wave to bring merchants and financial institutions timely consumer insights. Ovo’s CEO Jason Thompson sees a fresh fundraising drive next year to support growth.
Dana CEO Vincent Iswara aims to prove ‘first-mover’ theory wrong. With backing from the Alibaba affiliate plus plans to raise more capital, his company represents a credible threat to existing players.