With the new funding round, Bukalapak aims to continue on innovating for small businesses in Indonesia
Indonesian e-commerce and fintech startup Bukalapak today announced an undisclosed funding round by Mirae Asset-Naver Asia Growth Fund, a joint venture between Seoul-based Mirae Financial Group and Naver, the company behind LINE Messenger service.
The announcement confirmed a report by DailySocial on January 10, which stated that the company is set to reveal a new funding round that includes the participation of Naver Corp, following its ninth anniversary.
In a press statement, Jikwang Chung, Head of New Growth Investment Mirae Asset Capital, said that the company will support the growth of Bukalapak through a series of strategic collaboration.
“We hope that this support will help accelerate our steps in creating tech innovation that will help elevate small businesses in Indonesia,” said Bukalapak President and Co-Founder Fajrin Rasyid.
Starting off as an online marketplace, the company has expanded into various fintech verticals such as gold and mutual funds trade.
Bukalapak claimed to have more than two million transaction happening daily on their platform, and the company expected this number to continue on increasing.
The company has worked with four million small businesses in Indonesia.
It has named EMTEK, Ant Financial, and GIC (Government of Singapore Investment Corporation) as its investors.
In December last year, Bukalapak’s competitor Tokopedia announced a US$1.1 billion funding round.
Like many Indonesian online marketplaces, it plans to remain focussed on local market instead of expanding internationally.
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