Indonesia’s Niki Luhur of Kartuku and Aldi Haryopratomo of Ruma and the Philippines’ Nix Nolledo of Xurpas were all featured on a ranking of “Top 30 Tech Founders” by Tech In Asia, an online platform for the region’s tech community. The list identifies the entrepreneurs who are innovators in their industries across Asia.
The ranking identifies star entrepreneurs who are leading transformational businesses and making a name for their brands on a global scale. The founders were ranked based on their current company’s revenue, traction, and funding figure, as well as their personal track record as entrepreneurs.
Niki Luhur founded Kartuku to provide banks, retail merchants, and payment agents with convenient, comprehensive, and secure solutions for all their payment processing needs. Kartuku’s current products span four lines primarily based on its customer types: managed services, payment processing, bill payment solutions, and hardware. It is the first company in Indonesia to successfully integrate the country’s major banks and several large retailers into a fully supported payment network.
Aldi Haryopratomo founded Ruma in 2009 and has quickly built a network of agents who are equipped to buy and sell prepaid minutes for mobile phones in Indonesia’s underserved rural communities. Setting out to address the problem of high per minute costs for mobile usage in rural Indonesia, Ruma has built a distribution network of active agents.
Nix Nolledo founded Xurpas to increase local access to the Internet by creating and developing mobile content that can be purchased with airtime credit. With distribution agreements in place with three leading telcos, Xurpas’ content currently reaches every single mobile subscriber in the Philippines. Xurpas listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange at a market cap of US$150 million in December 2014, making it the second company in the history of Endeavor to IPO prior to the selection process.
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