20 Rising Global Stars
    Category : 20 Rising Global Stars
    Date : Monday, May 9, 2016 - 01:52:32 Read : 52007


    Sunpride is a brand under PT Sewu Segar Nusantara, subsidiary company of PT Gunung Sewu Kencana that is owned by tycoon Husodo Angkosubroto, which was founded in 1995. It started to export its products in 2014, and exports to Japan, China, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, and Hong Kong.


    Indonesia’s leading online travel agent, Traveloka has been a remarkable growth story in the last few years. The company was started in 2012 by Harvard dropout Ferry Unardi. It is now considered to be close to, if not already, an Internet unicorn—a company with a billion dollar valuation (only ride-sharing app Go-Jek is confirmed to have hit this mark so far). The company has received two rounds of funding, with the first round coming from East Ventures in Traveloka’s first year. 

    UBS Gold

    UBS Gold is a Surabaya based gold jewelry producer. Established in 1981 as CV Untung, it started as a small traditional gold jewelry producer, but within a decade it transformed itself into PT Untung Bersama Sejahtera (UBS), a high-tech maker of gold jewelry, gold bars and gold accessories. The company has a variety of brands, including Venus and Kasandra. Almost 90% of its production is exported to the ASEAN, Middle East, Europe and the U.S. The company has more than 3,000 employees. 


    Italian Gianpaolo Nogara, 72, has always been interested in antiques and ethnic art. He arrived in Bali in 1986 after sailing around the world. Three years later, he founded his company with a friend, Lucio Brissolese, 64. The pair invested $200,000 to establish PT Warisan Eurindo in 1989 as a PMA, using Warisan as their trade name. Gianpaolo became president director. 

    Zen Rooms

    We are the Uber for budget hotels," says Russian Nikita Semenov, 24, the co-founder and managing director of Zen Rooms. This startup provides hotel rooms in Indonesia and seven other countries at rock-bottom prices—such as hotel rooms in Bali for $14 and ones in Jakarta for $12. Started in November 2015, Zen Rooms is still based in Indonesia, but has spread to the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Brazil. "People don't want to overpay for hotels, or lodging, and they want to spend on activities," says Nikita.