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Corporate funds will shake up Indonesian VC model

Injecting capital into a nascent market is no longer enough to succeed

Employees of online travel booking platform Traveloka at the company's headquarters in Jakarta.   © Reuters

Traditional venture capital funds are slowing in Indonesia's technology sector, despite a digital boom. A new form of investment is developing as major companies begin to dig into emerging technology, creating a wave of so-called corporate venture capital funds. But these funds will need patience and a change of strategic direction if they are to outperform the independents.

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