The Four Biggest Entrepreneurs in Indonesia
- FerryUnardi, CEO ofTraveloka (30 years old)
Startup Website: Traveloka
Latest Funding Stage: Series A
Estimated Market Valuation: $2 billion
- AchmadZaky, CEO of Bukalapak (31 years old)
Startup Website: Bukalapak
Latest Funding Stage: Series B
Estimated Market Valuation: $1 billion
- NadiemMakarim, CEO of GO-JEK (33 years old)
Startup Website: GO-JEK
Latest Funding Stage: Undisclosed
Industry: Lifestyle, Logistics
Estimated Market Valuation: $4 billion
- WilliamTanuwijaya, CEO ofTokopedia (36 years old)
Startup Website: Tokopedia
Funding Amount: US$100 million
Industry: Consumer Internet, Ecommerce
Estimated Market Valuation: $1.2 billion
The role an Entrepreneur play in Indonesia
The entrepreneurship policy in Indonesia has placed a big influence in creating a conducive environment to support and develop entrepreneurship.
A challenge in developing entrepreneurship policy is that one policy applied in certain areas cannot be applied in other areas automatically.
Entrepreneurs play an important role towards the economic growth and social inclusion in Indonesia. Based on recent studies conducted, Indonesian SMEs and entrepreneurship account for nearly 97% of domestic employment and for 56% of total business investment.
In Indonesia, entrepreneurship policy has not been explored yet. The first attempt of this research is to define the mapping of entrepreneurship policy in Indonesia.
The current research addresses research questions, namely the objectives of entrepreneurship policy; categories of entrepreneurship policy in different units of analysis; and entrepreneurship policy programs.
Once that has all been cemented, and a better pathway can be seen, it will only result in the uprise of entrepreneurship in Indonesia.
Research method is using a qualitative descriptive research. The process includes policy stages, from agenda setting, formulation, and implementation stage of entrepreneurship policy; while the analysis is conducted based on the principles of categorization of entrepreneurship policy content.
This study contributes to reveal the implementation of entrepreneurship policy in Indonesia; enrich entrepreneurship policy literature; and suggest recommendation on a more customized and structural entrepreneurship policy for promoting entrepreneurship.