Tech in Asia expands with GameSaku acquisition
By Digital News Asia September 12, 2013
- GameSaku founders to join team to build Games in Asia vertical
- Announcement follows recent acquisition of SGE
Digital media startup Tech in Asia continues its buying spree with the acquisition of Indonesian gaming blog, GameSaku from App Foundry Pte Ltd, for an undisclosed sum.
Considered one of the largest and fastest growing gaming blogs in the country, GameSaku founders Hendri Salim and Glenn Prasetya will be joining the Tech in Asia team to grow its upcoming new vertical, Games in Asia in the country which will offer coverage in English.
“We see a lot of potential in gaming in South-East Asia. So Games in Asia is a natural step for us. With Hendri and Glenn in our team, we are confident that Games in Asia will grow well in Indonesia,” said Willis Wee (pic), Tech in Asia’s founder.
Tech in Asia secured Series B funding in August and has been moving quickly to secure its position as one of the largest technology news blogs in the region since.
Today’s announcement follows another made just last week when the company revealed that it had acquired technology and entrepreneurship blog SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum.
Both Salim and Prasetya will continue to spearhead Indonesian editorial operations at Games in Asia, with GameSaku’s archives to be migrated over to the new site in the course of the next few weeks.
“Most importantly, they integrate very well with our Indonesian team. With the chemistry between us, I’m confident that we can build a great game blog for this region,” Wee added.
GameSaku founder and chief executive officer Salim expressed excitement over the acquisition.
“Having followed Tech in Asia’s progress closely through its online content and conferences, we strongly believe in its mission and culture, and we look forward to working with the team to make Games in Asia a success,” he said.
GameSaku was founded in 2012 with a goal to help readers find great and fun games in app stores. It began its coverage, with a focus on games offered via the iOS platform and has since expanded to cover all smartphone games from Android to Windows Phone.
Within 16 months and with only two full-timers, GameSaku grew its traffic to over 800,000 monthly page views, and lays claim to a growth rate of over 15% each month.