Indonesian O2O startup Kudo lands funding for multi-payment ecommerce solution

IndonesiaKudo, an online-to-offline ecommerce startup from Jakarta, today announced a seven-digit funding round led by GREE Ventures and East Ventures (Disclosure: East Ventures also invests in Tech in Asia. See our ethics page). 500 Startups and IMJ Investment Partners also participated in the round. This new funding comes just a few months after Kudo announced its seed round from East Ventures in November 2014.

This startup bets that its kiosks can take Indonesian ecommerce to the next level

Most technopreneurs in Indonesia have a positive outlook on the archipelago’s potential for new ecommerce enterprises. This much is evident as SoftBank and Sequoia Capital are handing out checks for US$100 million. But according to Albert Lucius, co-founder of Kudo, Indonesia’s ecommerce sector is hampered because less than 6 percent of locals actually own credit cards. Lucius describes his company as a tech firm that offers a new way to shop online through physical point-of-sale kiosks in public places around Jakarta.