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MDI Ventures Leads Post-Series A Funding for Australia's Whispir

A cloud-based communication platform, Whispir will use the fund for expansion to Indonesia and other SEA countries

Amir Karimuddin - 14 March 2018

MDI Ventures, a corporate venture capital under Telkom Group, announces it leads post-series A funding for $10 million (more than Rp137 billion) for Australia's communication platform Whispir. Also participated are Whispir's current investors, Telstra Ventures and NSI Ventures. Funding will be used for expansion to Indonesia and other Southeast Asian countries. Whispir has opened Singapore office to support innovation and expansion in the region.

Whisper is as a cloud platform to automate communication process, enabling businesses to interact effectively with employees, stakeholders, and clients. It uses AI technology, IoT, and data analytics to support the product.

Available in three continents, Whispir claims to have more than 450 corporate clients. In Indonesia, it will expand through TelkomTelstra, a joint venture company of of Telkom Indonesia and Telstra Australia.

MDI Ventures CEO Nicko Widjadja stated, "As we keep expanding our unified communications in our portfolio (Wavecell, Kata.ai), Whispir brings a new category into the mix by building an intelligent and automated engagement platform for enterprises to use. They are the leader in this segment. The company also has a very strong growth in the past couple of years, and we’re looking forward to work with them building businesses with Telkom Group and Telstra.”

Jeromy Wells, Whispir's CEO and Founder, added, "We are excited to be able to work together with both Telkom Indonesia and Telstra in this market. Smart businesses everywhere in Indonesia are already starting their digital transformation. Whispir will be able to provide an instant, achievable and cost-effective technology migration path."

Original article is in Indonesian, translated by Kristin Siagian

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