Google confirms investment in Indonesia’s ride-hailing leader Go-Jek

Google has confirmed its investment in Go-Jek, the hail-railing service that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia. TechCrunch reported the investment earlier this month, which was made alongside China&#8

Rocket Internet’s Carmudi raises $10M to refocus on Asia following global retrenchment

Carmudi, a Rocket Internet-backed company that sells cars online in emerging markets, has raised $10 million to develop its business in Southeast Asia after reducing its global footprint. The company

Indonesia’s BeliMobilGue raises $3.7M to let consumers sell their cars quickly and easily

A new startup in Indonesia wants to car owners in Southeast Asia’s country sell their vehicle with more security and reliability. BeliMobilGue — meaning ‘Buy My Car’ — w

Google is investing in Indonesia-based Uber rival Go-Jek

Google is back investing in ride-hailing companies. The U.S. search firm and China’s Meituan-Dianping are among the tech giants set to invest in Go-Jek, the Indonesia-based rival to Grab and Ube

Crunch Report | Go-Jek Buys Three Startups

Go-Jek buys three startups, the California Department of Public Health warns against being on your phone for too long and AOL Instant Messenger is officially dead. All this on Crunch Report.

Go-Jek buys three startups to advance its mobile payment business

Go-Jek, the company leading Uber and Grab in Southeast Asia’s largest market, has bagged a hat trick of deals to advance its mobile payment strategy. Indonesia-based Go-Jek revealed it has acqui

Helpster, a platform for temp job seekers in Southeast Asia, raises $2.5M

Helpster, a two-year-old startup that connects blue-collar workers with employers in Southeast Asia, has closed $2.5 million in new funding. The startup operates in Thailand and Indonesia with around

Uber doubles down on Indonesia after hiring its first country president

As part of its new approach to Asia, Uber has announced a first president for its business in Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy and the world’s fourth most populous country. Mo

Kaodim raises $7M for its home services platform in Southeast Asia

There’s more funding for Southeast Asia’s growing local services space after Kaodim, a Malaysia-based startup that operates in four countries in the region, raised $7 million. Founded thre

Snapcart raises $10M to shed light on consumer spending in emerging markets

Taking on a giant like the $15 billion research firm Nielsen is no easy task. But tucked away in Southeast Asia, Snapcart is a two-year old company that is making progress by shining light on the bla

East Ventures announces new $30M fund to continue investing in Indonesia

East Ventures is back at it again with another new fund to invest in early-stage companies in Indonesia, Southeast Asia's largest economy and the world's fourth most populous country. This new $30

China’s UrWork invests in Indonesia’s ReWork via $3M deal as WeWork rivalry heats up

UrWork, the unicorn that is competing with WeWork in China, is following its American rival’s lead by extending its reach in Southeast Asia after it took part in a $3 million funding round for

Chatbot startup founder sees Southeast Asia potential despite slow start worldwide

Chatbots may have underwhelmed thus far, but the impact of the technology still has bags of potential in international markets where mobile messaging has been mainstream for years. That’s the vi

Uber’s Asian rival Grab loses its head of engineering

Grab may be in the process of raising a huge $2.5 billion investment round, with SoftBank, Didi and Toyota confirmed as participants, but Uber’s Southeast Asia-based rival has lost its head of

Indonesian Uber rival Go-Jek closes in on new $1.2 billion round

Go-Jek, the on-demand transportation company that rivals Uber and Grab in Indonesia, is getting close to pulling in its next huge funding round. That’s because, the China-based e-commerce

Google expands its public Wi-Fi program for emerging markets to Indonesia

Google is launching its public Wi-Fi program, which offers free connectivity at railway stations and other locations such as universities, in Indonesia, the company announced today. The Indonesia lau

This startup is bringing Alipay-style QR code payments to Indonesia

The growth of digital payments and banking in China, where it has become mainstream and spawned numerous on-demand industries, is inspiring companies to pursue similar opportunities across. Indonesia

Alibaba leads $1.1B investment in Indonesia-based e-commerce firm Tokopedia

Alibaba has continued its push into Southeast Asia after it led a $1.1 billion investment in Tokopedia, an e-commerce firm based in Indonesia. A valuation for the deal was not announced, but the compa

PAYFAZZ wants to build a network of distributed bank agents in Indonesia

Hendra Kwik is hoping to tap into the excitement of on-demand companies like Uber and distributed workforces — except instead of ridesharing, he’s hoping it will work for banking. That’s

Alibaba and Tencent are carving up Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem

Two global tech forces are putting their mark — and money — into Southeast Asia’s nascent startup ecosystem, but they may not be the Western names that you expect. Rather than Googl
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