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Widodo courts 'cool factor' of unicorns to appeal to young voters

Startup-friendly policies tap into growing influence of new companies

Achmad Zaky, left, founder and CEO of e-commerce startup Bukalapak, meets with President Joko Widodo, center right, on Feb. 16. (Courtesy of president's office)

JAKARTA -- Achmad Zaky, founder and CEO of one of Indonesia's largest online marketplace apps, Bukalapak, recently found himself in hot water from President Joko Widodo's supporters for appearing to want the president to lose in April's presidential election.

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