Catcha subsidiary iCar is going to use the same business model as its property classifieds sister company iProperty: Acquire, consolidate and conquer.
In 2007, there was this one-man show, a blog called PaulTan.org, that was kicking the large motoring portals' collective butt in terms of buzz and readership. It is still there, still the No 1 automotive site in Malaysia, and still topmost in readers hearts and minds. DNA's A. Asohan has an in-depth discussion with the man Paul Tan himself to find out what makes him, and his site, tick.
Trying to understand and then having to compare credit card plans or mortgages, the single biggest financial decision most of us are likely to make, can be a brain-twisting experience. This is where MoneyStreet comes into the picture. Its goal is simple: To help everyone make the most of their money.
Catcha co-founder and group CEO Patrick Grove will hit a hattrick of Internet listings come Sept 11 when iCar Asia Ltd, of which he is chairman, hits the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) with an opening market capitalization of around RM100 million (US$32.4million).
Carlist.my, which was launched in 2009, now has a new shareholder in the form of Catcha Media, which took a 50% stake, valuing the country’s leading car site at RM10 million (US$3.2 million).