He is currently only 30 years old, but has entered the list of 150 richest people in Indonesia Globe Asia magazine version. He is the founder of Traveloka, Ferry Unardi.
Globe Asia said the wealth of Ferry is currently in the range of USD 145 million and is in position 146. About Rp 2 trillion if converted.
The idea of establishing Traveloka itself came from Ferry’s personal experience. Several years ago, to find a plane ticket can be quite difficult. Ferry who is working overseas wants to go back to Padang.
“To get an airline ticket that fits the budget, I have to open several sites to compare prices,” he recalled. From that experience, he believes many people have similar difficulties in finding airline tickets.
Finally, along with two other colleagues, Ferry decided to return to Indonesia and build Traveloka, the airline’s online flight search platform that compares the airline range in one place. Thus, consumers do not have to bother to open some airline sites to get cheap airline tickets.
In 2012, Traveloka was born from personal savings of working overseas. In order to increase business growth, a few months later Traveloka successfully took East Venture. Over the course of a year, Traveloka received A Series funding from Global Founder Capital that once invested in Facebook and LinkedIn.
Thanks to the funding, Traveloka has enough resources to build the best products. “This is evidenced at the beginning of Traveloka stand already has thousands of airline ticket searches that reach 200 cities,” said Ferry who was born this Padang.
By 2015, Traveloka app has been downloaded up to 6 million times. In 2016, they expanded business in six countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines.
This makes Traveloka the first internet company from Indonesia to expand its business in Southeast Asia.
Traveloka has established cooperation with hundreds of thousands of hotels in various parts of the world.