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Bibit raises new investment round

Founders 25 May 2022

Jakarta, 25 May 2022 - Bibit, one of the leading digital investment apps in Indonesia, has announced that it has raised more than US$80m in a funding round led by GIC Private Limited (GIC), joined by Prosus Ventures and other existing investors. The funds raised will be used for the launch of new products and services, tech development, acquiring top talent from the country, and strengthening the company’s financial education programs to create an investing-aware culture among the general public.

Having started as a platform for investors to share stock-investing ideas, news, and information in real-time, Stockbit launched Bibit in early 2019. A pioneering mutual fund robo-advisory investment app in Indonesia, Bibit continues to focus on building innovative products and services to democratize investing in the country’s capital market, as well as enabling its users to invest in diversified assets classes. To date, Bibit has enabled millions of investors – mostly millennials and first-time investors – in 500 cities across the archipelago to build investment portfolios based on their risk profiles and investment goals in a safe, simple and seamless way.

The company has achieved several milestones in the past year, including the launch of Stockbit Sekuritas, e-IPO feature that allows users to participate in a 100% online IPO process, Stockbit Academy providing stock market education from experienced financial mentors for free, and being appointed by the Ministry of Finance Republic of Indonesia as a Distribution Partner to sell the Government Securities (SBN) in early 2022.

CEO & Co-founder of Bibit, Sigit Kouwagam said, “We believe that everyone deserves a better future. We are here to enable Indonesians to participate in the capital market and help people achieve their financial goals through the right investment. We are thrilled to welcome GIC as a new investor and delighted to have the support from our existing investor partners to accelerate this mission.”

Based on IDX and Central Custodian data, the number of mutual fund investors in Indonesia grew 80.3% (YoY) from 4.41 million in April 2021 to 7.95 million in April 2022, while in the same period the number of stock investors has reached 3.83 million with 66.7% of growth (YoY). This growth was primarily contributed by retail investors, with more than half of the investors choosing Bibit and Stockbit as their investment apps. Despite this rapid growth, however, less than 4% of Indonesians have participated in the capital market so far.

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About Prosus:

Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

The group is focused on building meaningful businesses in the online classifieds, food delivery, payments and fintech, and education technology sectors in markets including India, Russia, and Brazil. Through its ventures team, Prosus invests in areas including health, logistics, blockchain, and social commerce. Prosus actively seeks new opportunities to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are using technology to improve people’s everyday lives.

Every day, billions of customers use the products and services of companies that Prosus has invested in, acquired or built, including 99minutos,  Airmeet, Aruna, AutoTrader, Autovit.ro, Azos, BandLab, Bibit, Biome Makers, Borneo, Brainly, BUX, BYJU'S, Bykea, Captain Fresh, Codecademy, Collective Benefits, Creditas, DappRadar, DeHaat, Detect Technologies, Domofond.ru, dott, EduMe, ElasticRun, eMAG, Endowus, Eruditus, EVERY, Facily, Flink, Foodics, Good Glamm Group, GoodHabitz, GoStudent, Honor, iFood, Imovirtual, Klar, Kovi, LazyPay, letgo, Luno, Mensa Brands, Meesho, merXu, Movile, Oda, OLX, Otodom, OTOMOTO, PaySense, PayU, Pharmeasy, Platzi, Property24, Quick Ride, Red Dot Payment, Republic, Sharebite, Shipper, ShopUp, SoloLearn, Stack Overflow, Standvirtual, Superside, Swiggy, Thndr, Tonik, Ula, Urban Company, Vegrow, watchTowr, Wayflyer, and Wolt.

Hundreds of millions of people have made the platforms of Prosus’s associates a part of their daily lives. For listed companies where we have an interest, please see: Tencent, Delivery Hero, Remitly, Trip.com, Udemy, Skillsoft, Sinch, and SimilarWeb.

Today, Prosus companies and associates help improve the lives of more than two billion people around the world.

Prosus has a primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam (AEX:PRX) and secondary listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (XJSE:PRX) and a2X Markets (PRX.AJ). Prosus is majority-owned by Naspers.

For more information, please visit www.prosus.com.

About Prosus

Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

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