Tag Archives: Tokopedia

Alibaba Won Against JD.com & Now Leads a $1.1b Round in Indonesia’s Tokopedia

And another one on the Alibaba vs. JD.com front. As we expected, Alibaba won against JD.com in their fight about which of the two fierce Chinese competitors will be investing in Tokopedia. TechCrunch: A valuation for the deal was not announced, but the companies did say that Alibaba has become a minority shareholder. […] The […]

Alibaba and JD.com Are Bidding Against Each Other to Invest in Indonesia’s Tokopedia

Wonder who would leak to Bloomberg that both JD.com and Alibaba want to invest in Tokopedia. It is almost like Tokopedia is trying to get the most out of it. Bloomberg on Alibaba wanting to invest in Tokopedia: The Chinese company is in negotiations to lead a funding round in Indonesia’s largest online marketplace of […]

Tokopedia CEO on How to Build an Online Marketplace in Indonesia (and Everywhere Else)

Interesting insighs from a Q&A with William Tanuwijaya, CEO of Tokopedia, one of Indonesia’s largest e-commerce marketplaces: In response to a question on why Tokopedia does not offer Cash On Delivery (COD) services for buyers, William dropped what was perhaps the biggest contrarian insight of the night. Indonesia has many islands — 17,508 to be exact — and if […]