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Indonesia's Alibaba wannabe set to become nation's first unicorn

Tokopedia creates buzz following deals with SoftBank, Sequoia; founder has no plans to take startup public this year
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 05:50

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WILLIAM Tanuwijaya was helping small companies build websites when he began shopping an idea for Indonesia's first Internet shopping hub.

Singapore

WILLIAM Tanuwijaya was helping small companies build websites when he began shopping an idea for Indonesia's first Internet shopping hub. It took 11 pitches to get funding, but his startup is now verging on becoming the nation's first unicorn.

The son of a factory worker

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