Natali Ardianto, the former co-founder and CTO of Indonesian online travel platform Tiket, which was acquired in 2017, hasn’t been resting on this success. He has started multiple tech ventures since, and the most recent ambitious plan is a company targeting the health sector.
Via his Linkedin page he has started recruiting an IT team for the health tech venture. Although he didn’t provide details about the company’s name, product or services, Ardianto suggested that this new venture will start operations after June 17 and that it has secured initial funding.
Ardianto is a key figure in the tech startup community in Indonesia. Along with four partners, Ardianto built Tiket in 2011 using funds from angel investors, according to a local media outlet. The platform was showing positive growth, competing in a tight race with online travel unicorn Traveloka, until it was fully acquired by e-commerce platform Blibli in June 2017. Six months after the acquisition, Ardianto announced his resignation from Tiket. In addition to founding Tiket.com, Ardianto has also co-founded Urbanesia and Golfnesia. More recently he was involved in launching EmasDigi, a fintech platform specializing in gold investment, where he also served as CTO.
Healthcare applications in Indonesia are still at an early development stage, but HaloDoc, one local startup in this category, has seen some traction in recent years. It secured funding from ride hailer Go-jek and other major investors, most recently a USD 65 million round.
Halodoc has multiple services including online medicine delivery via Go-Jek, an online health information portal, a hospital directory, and online doctor consultation. Whichever segment Ardianto’s new venture will target within the healthcare spectrum it will likely face off against HaloDoc in some way.
Ardianto hasn’t yet responded to KrASIA‘s request for comment.
Editor: Nadine Freischlad