SURABAYA- BORN Edy Sulistyo describes himself as “a serial tech entrepreneur who has founded and exited several start-ups”, such as eEvent, OW.com and Kamus.net. He is the founder and CEO of Loket, which has been acquired by Go-Jek. Loket is an event technology, ticketing management and data analytic company, says Sulistyo, “that focuses on creating the best and seamless experience for event goers,” such as Katy Perry and One Direction concerts, Djakarta Warehouse Project and Indonesian Basketball League matches.
“I’m an aviation geek and loyalty expert with top-tier status in many major frequent flyer programmes and hotel loyalty programmes,” says Sulistyo. In the past, he has founded a number of companies and web products, including Katolik.com, FilesUpload, DNOrganizer, iConvert, Parking-Hub, CircleMail and OpenStub.
Established in 2013, Loket covers more than 80 percent of Class-A live music event in Indonesia. Says its 34-year-old founder, who graduated from Ohio State University, majoring in Computer Engineering: “We provide one-stop smart event solution to enhance the success rate of events ranging from event discovery, ticketing platform, ticketing distribution, extensive ground handling services (access control, cashless payment, visitors engagement), to highly effective customer data analytics.”
Sulistyo says Loket is the first ever event management platform in Indonesia that gives its clients the flexibility to “sell your tickets in your own website, while retaining your brand throughout the ticketing checkout process, so that you can leverage your own brand even further.”