Southeast Asia

The (in)convenient marriage between unicorns and governments in Southeast Asia
Nabila Hassan makes the point that governments in Southeast Asia should encourage public-private partnerships while ensuring that overdependence on technology companies are mitigated by putting citizens’ rights at the forefront.
AppsFlyer’s Performance Index: Google reigns as top player in mobile app advertising
Google tops the power ranking, while Facebook is still retargeting king Regional and local players are making their mark, with TikTok seeing tremendous growth
There’s a lot in store for the D2C play in Southeast Asia
Direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands, while not new, have begun sprouting in Southeast Asia with methods and models that uniquely cater to the consumers in the region.
MoneyGram takes aim at Southeast Asian remittances by going digital
Remittance is one of the most vital financial services, especially for developing economies. There is a need to increase efficiency and lower costs, and digital technology can help – MoneyGram, in this case, serves as one example
iCandy’s Esports Players League secures investment from 500 Startups
eSports tournament platform provider ESPL secures undisclosed seed funding from 500 Startups in order to execute initial business objective.
Facebook and Bain Study: Success in SEA digital economy hinges on capturing the 'Discovery Generation'
New study highlights “discovery” as key driver of growth for businesses looking to succeed in world’s fastest-growing digital economy.
Carsome Raises US$50m Series C via equity and debt investments
40,000 cars transacted annually on Carsome, 1% of SEA used car market Combination of equity and debt investments from new & existing investors
Online classifieds space in SEA sees merger between top two players, Carousell and Telenor owned 701Search
Carousell valued at US$850m with Telenor Group largest minority shareholder Combined businesses will report into Carousell chief executive Quek Siu Rui
Southeast Asia's internet economy remains bright spot despite global investment headwinds
Southeast Asia’s unicorns attracted US$24 billion of the total US$37 billion raised in the past four years.
Wild Digital 2019: Desire to solve basic problems the wind beneath Grab’s wings
Southeast Asia’s most valuable tech startup grows into a superapp by being fundamentally, a social enterprise.