Machine learning paves the way for Gojek-backed startups: Early Stage

We shine the spotlight on the five startups from the first cohort of Gojek’s Xcelerate accelerator program.

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Machine learning plays a crucial role in Gojek’s ability to complete millions of daily orders for more than 20 different products and services.

In a panel discussion that was held during its accelerator program demo day, Gojek’s co-founder Kevin Aluwi said that the platform has developed machine learning-based technology to ensure a balance between the number of drivers and the high level of demand in an area.

The system has also been applied to the GoFood menu label management process. With machine learning, customers are able to quickly locate the food they want. This is because GoFood automatically displays personalized menus according to the habits and preferences of each customer. The system also benefits GoFood’s merchants as they can create more targeted promotions. Gojek said that their platform increases turnover by 3.5 times for merchants.

As part of Gojek’s commitment to support the startup industry in Indonesia and Asia, the company has shared its knowledge and expertise in machine learning with the five startups chosen to take part in the “Gojek Xcelerate Accelerator Powered by Digitaraya – Machine Learning Batch”.

The startups are from the first batch of the Gojek Xcelerate program launched in September.

Gojek Xcelerate machine learning discussion.

The five startups were selected as they use machine learning heavily to increase their impact and approach problem-solving in more efficient ways. For this week’s “Early Stage,” KrASIA takes a look at these startups that pitched to potential investors during the recent demo day in Jakarta.

Qlue operates a platform using artificial intelligence, Internet-of-Things, and data integration, connecting citizens with government bodies to improve productivity and efficiency in combating a city’s local problems. Founded in 2016, the startup has partnered with over 50 institutions including the police, local governments, and private enterprises. Qlue is exploring expansions into foreign markets such as Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Dubai, and Japan.

Accommodation sharing platform Travelio manages the investment properties of individuals and property developers (partners) in Indonesia. The platform offers flexible payment and lease terms for individuals as they can choose to pay monthly, quarterly, or in installments.  The company has developed its own property management software, including a developer app for partners called Lio Partner, where they can peruse customer profiles and reviews as well as monitor their income.

Peto is a pet-centric mobile app that offers various services for pet parents including at-home pet care solutions and an in-app shop where users can buy pet-related essentials and arrange home deliveries. The app also has a social networking feature that serves as a “Tinder for pets,” allowing pet parents to find play buddies or even suitable mates for its pets. It also allows users to adopt pets.

Izy provides a mobile concierge app that streamlines the hotel stay experience for both guests and management. Founded in 2018, Izy claims to be the first Indonesian startup leveraging the latest mobile and machine learning technologies to transform the lifestyle and experience of hotel stays.

A platform that provides decentralized warehouse services, Crewdible simplifies the fulfillment process for online stores. Crewdible partners with offices or homeowners who have free space to be transformed into fulfillment warehouses. By using existing homes and offices, Crewdible can reduce large operational costs, and is suitable for micro, small, and medium enterprises.

“Early Stage” is a series where the writers of KrASIA highlight startups that caught our eye for the week.