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Tokopedia raised another round from Softbank Ventures Korea

June 12, 2013 1:18 pm / By / 4 Comments

Jakarta, 12th of June

Tokopedia, a “made in Indonesia” e-commerce platform and one of the youngest in the top 50 most visited websites in Indonesia, today announced that they had received a new round of investment, led by Softbank Ventures Korea.

“One of our company’s vision is to shape a better Indonesia, through internet. With this new funding, we can focus to grow our platform to enable more individuals and small businesses in Indonesia to sell their products online, and to build a strong Indonesian internet brand in this fierce global competition market,” said William Tanuwijaya, CEO of Tokopedia, “We have been in touch for more than 2 years with Softbank Ventures Korea, and we can now proudly welcome them to our shareholders team. We strongly feel that Softbank Ventures Korea is a suitable partner for us to accomplish our vision. We aim to repeat Alibaba’s success story in Indonesia, which is to build a company that will make a huge positive impact to society, creating 1 million jobs in the next 5 years.”

“As a close witness to enormous success of e-commerce in Korea, Japan and China, we believe Indonesia has a strong potential for online market place. After reviewing Tokopedia for 2 years, our team has strong conviction that Tokopedia could be Indonesia’s Taobao. Softbank Ventures Korea will support Tokopedia not only by providing growth capital but also by handing over experiences in this advanced market.” Daniel Kang, COO of Softbank Ventures Korea stated.

Tokopedia’s previous investors, CyberAgent Ventures and East Ventures also participated in this round, showing their full support and confidence in Tokopedia and its team.

About Tokopedia

Tokopedia is an online marketplace that enables individuals and small business owners in Indonesia to open and maintain their online stores easily, while providing a better and safer online shopping experience.

About Softbank Ventures Korea

Established in year 2000, SoftBank Ventures Korea (SBVK) is a venture capital arm of SoftBank Group. SBVK has backed up more than 130+ IT startups and has USD200M under its management. SBVK formed USD80M SB Pan Asia Fund and is actively seeking for investment opportunities in Pan Asia region.


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