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Indonesia’s KoinWorks raises $108m Funding from MDI, East Ventures

KoinWorks co-founders (from left) Willy Arifin and Benedicto Haryono / Photo credit: KoinWorks

KoinWorks, the leading fintech platform in Indonesia, announced a $108 million Series C funding round led by MDI Ventures, the corporate venture arm of Telkom Indonesia with participation from previous equity investors such as Quona Capital, Triodos Bank, Saison Capital, ACV and East Ventures. The funding, which consists of $43 million in equity and $65 million in debt capital, will be used to scale KoinWorks’ solutions and team as the company aims to hire 400 new employees globally to meet demand.

Indonesia is one of the world’s largest economies, with currently over 62 million small or medium-sized enterprise businesses (SMEs). Even more, Indonesia has a projected gross merchandise value of $70 billion this year, and that number is expected to grow more than double by 2025. However, access to finance is the second-most-cited obstacle SMEs face when trying to grow their businesses in emerging markets and developing countries.

We understand the dynamics of online financial services and the large space the future of fintech holds in today’s digital landscape,” says KoinWorks Co-founder Willy Arifin. “KoinWorks empowers SMEs who have an appetite for digital financial products with a plethora of products that allow for growth and financial literacy.”

SMEs have been our vision since day one, and KoinWorks is here to democratize access to finance and debunk the myth that it’s only for a specific class of entrepreneursm” adds Benedicto Haryono, CEO and Co-Founder of KoinWorks. “KoinWorks has shown that opening the doors to capital and providing educational tools helps SMEs grow their sales. And if they take full advantage of all KoinWorks’ financial solutions, the growth potential for SMEs could be limitless.”

As the number one financial solution platform in Indonesia, KoinWorks focuses on underserved and underbanked markets. It provides small to medium size businesses owners and freelancers a tool to kick off entrepreneurship and scale businesses by offering a wide range of products from SME Neobank: NEO account and card, to credit and productivity tools. On the KoinWorks platform, users will find a marketplace of integrated applications such as Accounting Software, POS, e-Commerce, HRMS for SME, a Budgeting app alongside KoinWorks staple products such as working capital, invoice factoring, early wage access and treasury management – designed to help business owners get on their feet, making financial accessible and affordable for anyone.

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