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reflections on tech in asia (event recap)

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A few weeks back we attended Tech in Asia in Jakarta, one of Southeast Asia’s premiere technology and startup events. It was exciting to chat with hundreds of startups, founders, investors, and venture builders over two jam-packed days.

It was the first year that Tech in Asia had rolled all three of its conferences into one flagship event in Jakarta. Having seen it now first hand, the momentum in the Indonesian scene is undeniable. Speakers, from founders to investors, acknowledged that Indonesia was a place of tremendous activity and huge potential.

The event had an impressive line up of speakers and local tech stars such as Tokopedia, Traveloka, and Go-Jek, and VCs like East Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, and Sequoia.

Reports showed over 5,000 visitors attended, and we saw a steady stream of interest by our booth. It’s clear from the conversations we had that there is a real need for a tech startup focused law firm. Many legal tech platforms have launched to address the legal issues that Indonesians are facing. However, from our conversations there remains a gap in the market for a less traditional law firm who understands the fast-moving startup context.

It was refreshing to see so much local talent and exciting to showcase our resources for the startup community. If the latest Temasek & Google e-Conomy SEA 2019 report is anything to go by, it’s only the beginning. We can’t wait to see what opportunities and success stories the tech scene in Indonesia will serve up next.

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