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Kurio

Kurio

Indonesia

https://kurio.co.id/

Product/Service name Kurio
URL of product/service https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.merahputih.kurio&hl=en
Business domain Mobile Application
About Service

Kurio is Indonesia's Smart News App. Users can get useful and meaningful content, article, and information from hundreds of sources and topics all in a single app. Internet penetration has accelerated in Indonesia, mainly because of growth in smartphone penetration. Now Indonesia has close to 100 million internet users, over 70% are accessing Internet via mobile phone on daily basis. We believe that information, news can be easily consumed on mobile. Kurio has developed a technology and feature to allow users customize their own content while getting carefully selected popular news/ content.

About CEO
Kurio
Name David Wayne Ika
Date of birth 2/25/1981
Place of origin Jakarta, Indonesia
Job background I started my career in US in retail marketing field. After returning to Indonesia in 2005, i was a Head of Brand Strategy for one of the leading Advertising Agency in Indonesia. Joined Gap and Banana Republic to learn more about retail operation to prepare for online e commerce. Joined a Startup Incubation and Investment company as Director of Product at Merah Putih Incubator, affiliate of GDP Venture (investor in Kaskus and Blibli.com) I mostly do product development and business creation inside the incubation
Education background Double major in Business Management and Marketing from Pensacola Christian College, Florida, US, 1999-2003
Story about why you started your business

I've always had the idea of making something like Kurio since 2010 when i saw the Apple iPad launched back in April 2010, i knew this would change many industries, mainly media, online media, and will have a profound shift in how readers consume, discover, and explore content from the Internet. I believe each of us have our own preference and interest, whether it's related to our job/ profession or personal life, hobby and interest. And in order to always keep up and stay updated with the latest information, news and knowledge accumulation, we need a better solution/ service to capture all the information, content available on the Internet in a much simpler, easier way while still protecting a good consumer experience. Combined that need, with the strong growth in mobile internet users in Indonesia, i believe Indonesia will be one of countries in the world that will lead in the ""mobile first"" internet product revolution. Indonesia has over 250 million people, over 50% of those people are 32 years old and younger. Information in today's period, is one of the single most important ""currency"" to be competitive, get a good job, and have a good living quality in Indonesia. I believe, knowledge and information, easily accessible everyday on mobile phone can help users to equip, empower, and enable them to do what they do better, with the power of information. Knowledge is Power.

In terms of the business sector/ industry related to Kurio, we are aiming to be a key player in the ecosystem of Online Advertising, Online Media, and Commerce. We knew that content and commerce historically goes hand in hand. Today, Kurio focus in news and online content (text, photo, video), consumers life will be centered in mobile. Kurio has a big vision on how to organize everything on the Internet and present it everyday to our users. If Indonesia is going to be able to compete in the future, it starts from improving, enabling, empower its human resource with the proper information, knowledge. "

Message to Japanese companies or investors

Indonesia has certainly have promising potential for Internet economy. We believe we have many requirements to be a successful country for the Internet ecosystem. Not only we have the size of the people/ consumer, Indonesia is also a young population. With close to 100 million Internet users, Indonesia still have huge up side, as Internet penetration can still grow, the rise of median income and family. We believe Indonesia will be TOP 5 most important country for Internet economy growth in the next 10 years. But to see it yourself, reading all the news, stats about Indonesia is not enough. I invite you to visit Indonesia and see it your self. There are many disruption and innovation that the young people are building, to impact people's live through Internet and Technology

About Company
Kurio
Founded 1/10/2014
Company located Wisma 77, Tower 2, 3rd Floor.
Description of Product/Service Smart News App
Capital amount of company US$1,000,000
Investor's name CyberAgent Ventures Teruhido Sato Merah Cipta Media
Thinking of funding yes

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Kurio

Kurio

Indonesia

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.merahputih.kurio&hl=en

Product/Service name
Kurio
URL of product/service
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.merahputih.kurio&hl=en
Business domain
Mobile Application
About Service

Kurio is Indonesia's Smart News App. Users can get useful and meaningful content, article, and information from hundreds of sources and topics all in a single app. Internet penetration has accelerated in Indonesia, mainly because of growth in smartphone penetration. Now Indonesia has close to 100 million internet users, over 70% are accessing Internet via mobile phone on daily basis. We believe that information, news can be easily consumed on mobile. Kurio has developed a technology and feature to allow users customize their own content while getting carefully selected popular news/ content.

About CEO
Kurio
Name
David Wayne Ika
Date of birth
2/25/1981
Place of origin
Jakarta, Indonesia
Job background
I started my career in US in retail marketing field. After returning to Indonesia in 2005, i was a Head of Brand Strategy for one of the leading Advertising Agency in Indonesia. Joined Gap and Banana Republic to learn more about retail operation to prepare for online e commerce. Joined a Startup Incubation and Investment company as Director of Product at Merah Putih Incubator, affiliate of GDP Venture (investor in Kaskus and Blibli.com) I mostly do product development and business creation inside the incubation
Education background
Double major in Business Management and Marketing from Pensacola Christian College, Florida, US, 1999-2003
Story about why you started your business

I've always had the idea of making something like Kurio since 2010 when i saw the Apple iPad launched back in April 2010, i knew this would change many industries, mainly media, online media, and will have a profound shift in how readers consume, discover, and explore content from the Internet. I believe each of us have our own preference and interest, whether it's related to our job/ profession or personal life, hobby and interest. And in order to always keep up and stay updated with the latest information, news and knowledge accumulation, we need a better solution/ service to capture all the information, content available on the Internet in a much simpler, easier way while still protecting a good consumer experience. Combined that need, with the strong growth in mobile internet users in Indonesia, i believe Indonesia will be one of countries in the world that will lead in the ""mobile first"" internet product revolution. Indonesia has over 250 million people, over 50% of those people are 32 years old and younger. Information in today's period, is one of the single most important ""currency"" to be competitive, get a good job, and have a good living quality in Indonesia. I believe, knowledge and information, easily accessible everyday on mobile phone can help users to equip, empower, and enable them to do what they do better, with the power of information. Knowledge is Power.

In terms of the business sector/ industry related to Kurio, we are aiming to be a key player in the ecosystem of Online Advertising, Online Media, and Commerce. We knew that content and commerce historically goes hand in hand. Today, Kurio focus in news and online content (text, photo, video), consumers life will be centered in mobile. Kurio has a big vision on how to organize everything on the Internet and present it everyday to our users. If Indonesia is going to be able to compete in the future, it starts from improving, enabling, empower its human resource with the proper information, knowledge. "

Message to Japanese companies or investors

Indonesia has certainly have promising potential for Internet economy. We believe we have many requirements to be a successful country for the Internet ecosystem. Not only we have the size of the people/ consumer, Indonesia is also a young population. With close to 100 million Internet users, Indonesia still have huge up side, as Internet penetration can still grow, the rise of median income and family. We believe Indonesia will be TOP 5 most important country for Internet economy growth in the next 10 years. But to see it yourself, reading all the news, stats about Indonesia is not enough. I invite you to visit Indonesia and see it your self. There are many disruption and innovation that the young people are building, to impact people's live through Internet and Technology

About Company
Kurio
Founded
1/10/2014
Company located
Wisma 77, Tower 2, 3rd Floor.
Description of Product/Service
Smart News App
Capital amount of company
US$1,000,000
Investor's name
CyberAgent Ventures Teruhido Sato Merah Cipta Media
Thinking of funding
yes

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