Singapore’ Temasek Holdings and Astra International (ASII) have invested US$80 million in Halodoc, a health-tech startup. Other first-time investors taking part in the funding round are PT Telkomsel Mitra Inovasi, the venture capital arm of mobile operator PT Telekomunikasi Selular and Bangkok Bank Public Co. Ltd.
“As part of a strategic initiative to accelerate digital transformation in March and April 2021 (we) have invested about $5 million in Sayurbox and $35 million in Halodoc. Astra Group is the main investor in the new funding rounds from the two startups from Indonesia,” said president director of Astra, Djony Bunarto Tjondro, in a written statement.
The conglomeration firms invested in the two companies through its venture capital arm, Astra Digital Internasional. Beside the”new investors”, the existing shareholders such as Openspace Ventures and UOB Venture Management also also involved in the round. Other existing investors in Halodoc include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and a decacorn, GoJek.