Meaning “open a market stall” in Bahasa Indonesia, Bukalapak is one of Indonesia’s largest eCommerce platforms and one of its most recent unicorns as well. With over 50 million monthly active users on its platform, it has been an engine of growth for small business owners within the largest economy in Southeast Asia.
We got the chance to speak to the man at the helm of this – Achmad Zaky, founder and CEO of Bukalapak*. During our chat with him, we discussed his founder journey as a fresh graduate, how small business owners in Indonesia can be empowered with technology, and his take on the evolution of the tech scene in Indonesia.
*Zaky has since left Bukalapak to start his investment fund Init 6.