“We also have built 69 startups through IDX Incubators in three cities,” Director Appraisal of IDX I Gede Nyoman Yetna told reporters in Jakarta on Wednesday (03/20).
The bourse also approached several unicorns or startups which have a valuation of over US$1 billion to list on the stock exchange. Some unicorns that have been approached are PT Aplikasi Karya Anak Bangsa (GO-JEK) has met IDX on March 3, Tokopedia, which also met on Feb. 19, 2016 and Bukalapak in the same year.
“We are waiting for them, because the IPO is a strategic decision. From our side, we will ensure the availability of infrastructure in the form of regulatory support to make it easier for them to be listed on the stock exchange without any obstacles, “he said.
According to Yetna, the process of unicorns to be listed on IDX is a long process due to a consolidation with the shareholders. He said, that the encouragement to startup companies conducting IPOs is one way to reach the target of the number of listed companies as much as 57 this year.
Another ways IDX does to increase the number of listed companies are to increase the awareness of companies in Indonesia to hit the public capital market, building a synergy with various institutions in Indonesia and engaging the Financial Services Authority and capital market to enhance businessman awareness to the market.
Not only in terms of the number of listed companies, IDX will also increase the number of share investors by 25 percent of this year. While from the 2017 period to 2018, the number of stock investors has reached 223,749 investors, an increase of 36 percent in the last one year. The growth in the number of investors are dominated by millennials or the age range of 18-30 years which has increased by more than 100 percent in the last two years.