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William Tanuwijaya, the 37-year-old son of a factory worker, co-founded PT Tokopedia and has capitalized on Indonesia’s rapid adoption of smartphones and increasing comfort in shopping online.(Bloomberg)

A factory worker’s son builds $7 billion startup in Indonesia

Bloomberg, Singapore/Tokyo | By Yoolim Lee and Pavel Alpeyev
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2018 06:24 PM IST
The company matches customers with merchants instead of selling products from its own shelves and offers electronics, clothing and health-care items. It also operates websites for buying train tickets and topping up mobile-phone plans.
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