17 Informatics ITB students started a group called Sangkuriang Studio. We still in 3rd year of our study. We come from many sub-discipline, each of us excels in one topic: programming, data base, computer graphics, software development, or networks. We gathered together to build something that can be an IT wonder in Indonesia. Just like the Sangkuriang legend, which is a hero who can build a wonder that fame still exists until now.
We decided to build a game named “Nusantara Online”. It was the first 3D Massive Online Game built by Indonesian. It got many attention by media, by community, by government. Some of the achievements are: the game won Indonesia ICT Awards, participated in Asia Pacific ICT Awards. The game itself is not just a game, it was the first game that combines entertainment, Indonesian history education, Indonesian myths and legends, and Indonesian culture.
Some of our founders decided to enter the prestigious Imagine Cup competition. It is a worldwide software development competition held by Microsoft. We build an application named “Aksara” which helps people (especially illiterate people) to learn how to read, write, and count without teacher. This solution also gain much attention. One of the attention is: we invited to present our solution in the Presidential Lecture, which is hosted by President of Indonesia (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono) with the guest star Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft Corp). We were very proud of this achievement.
In May 5th, 2010, we incorporated to become PT Sangkuriang Internasional. We need to do our business more seriously. We started to settle in a good office in Jl. Sempurna Bandung, we started to build our management capability, and many things.
In our journey, we figured out that there is no Indonesian made IT products for Finance/Banking sector in Indonesia. This is a chance and at the same time an opportunity for our IT Service division. We decided to split this off to become a dedicated subsidiary, named PT Data Aksara Sangkuriang. This subsidiary runs very well, in 2014, Daksa is valued for more than Rp. 20 Billion by a Capital Investment company.
Jakarta is the capital of Indonesia, almost all the money circulated in this city, so we decided to expand our company to Jakarta by establishing our Commercial Office in Tebet, Jakarta Selatan.
This years is the years of hard work. We already finish building the foundation of the company. We have products, we have experts (people), we have technologies. The next target is to sell. This years we focused to sell our products and services by exercising many options: door-to-door, exhibition, and participating in tenders.
The hard work come to fruition. Since 2015 our revenue is always above US $1 million. Our products and services is used by more than 100 clients. Governments, public sectors, private sectors, non profit organizations, are using our products and services.