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Lazada, Alibaba’s Southeast Asia e-commerce business, gets a new CEO

Alibaba has reshuffled the leadership at Lazada, its e-commerce firm in Southeast Asia, after CEO Lucy Peng — an original Alibaba co-founder — stepped down to be replaced by Lazada execut

Easyship, a Stripe for global e-commerce shipping, raises $4M

Easyship, a Hong Kong-based startup that aims to make international shipping for e-commerce as easy as payments, has closed a $4 million Series A round. The company was founded in 2015 by former Lazad

Alibaba sets new Singles’ Day record with $31B in sales, but growth is slowing

Alibaba scored another blockbuster Singles’ Day after customers around the world shopped in stores and online on the tenth edition of its November 11 shopping festival. That puts this year&#8217

Gogoprint raises $7.7M to expand its online printing business in Asia Pacific

Gogoprint, a startup that is aiming to disrupt the traditional printing industry in Southeast Asia, has pulled in a $7.7 million investment as it prepares to expand its business in Asia Pacific. We fi

Sea seeks $500M raise to develop its e-commerce and payment businesses

Southeast Asia-based internet firm Sea is raising $400 million through the sale of notes in what would be its first fundraising activity since it went public via in an October 2017 IPO that raised ove

Alibaba doubles down on Lazada with fresh $2B investment and new CEO

Alibaba is increasing its control of Lazada, its e-commerce marketplace in Southeast Asia it acquired control of in 2016, after it injected another $2 billion into the business and replaced its CEO wi

Amazon prepares to enter Southeast Asia via Singapore launch

Amazon is continuing its international expansion push with the launch of its services in Singapore coming imminently. The arrival could happen as soon as this week, according to a source with knowledg

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

Alibaba ups its stake in Southeast Asia’s Lazada with $1 billion investment

Alibaba is doubling down on Southeast Asia after it announced a deal to pay close to $1 billion to raise its stake in e-commerce firm Lazada from 51 percent to 83 percent. The Chinese firm made an ini

Lazada, Uber and Netflix team up ahead of Amazon’s expected entry into Southeast Asia

Amazon isn’t in Southeast Asia yet — the e-commerce giant pushed back plans to enter early this year — but that isn’t stopping future rival Lazada teaming up with a range of c

Alibaba’s Ant Financial takes control of HelloPay to extend its reach in Southeast Asia

Another day, another deal to widen the reach of Ant Financial, the fintech-focused Alibaba affiliate. This week, Ant Financial announced that it is picking up HelloPay, the payments firm attached to L

Alibaba gets serious in Southeast Asia in preparation for battle with Amazon

Done betting, Alibaba is getting down to work in Southeast Asia as it bids to lead the region's promising e-commerce space and maximize its early mover advantage over Amazon.

Amazon delays its entry into Southeast Asia

Amazon has postponed its much-anticipated entry into Southeast Asia. The company initially planned to launch local e-commerce services in Singapore during the first quarter of this year, as we reporte

Alibaba’s Lazada confirms acquisition of Singapore web grocery startup RedMart

Last week, we reported that Lazada, the e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia backed by Alibaba, was in talks to acquire online grocer RedMart, and today the companies confirmed the deal.

Amazon plans to enter Southeast Asia with Singapore launch in Q1 2017

Amazon is ready to enlarge its presence in Asia. One week after it quietly introduced its Prime service to China, plans for its entry into Southeast Asia next year have surfaced.

Alibaba-backed Lazada in talks to buy Southeast Asia grocery delivery startup Redmart

Lazada, under Alibaba's stewardship, is in advanced talks with Redmart, a Singapore-based grocery delivery service, to make a major investment or acquire the company outright, three sources with knowl

Rocket Internet lost $690M in first half of 2016, thanks mainly to its fashion business

Rocket Internet is gearing up for its upcoming results day on September 22 with a warning: its financials aren't going to be pretty.

How digital has redefined go-to-market strategy

By using technology and finding the right collaborations, companies can disrupt new markets, solve customer pain points and distribute value across the chain. Here are the top four marketing principle

Alibaba posts record growth as mobile revenue tops desktop for first time

Alibaba saw record revenue growth in Q2 2016 as the company's Chinese retail marketplaces surged and revenue from its users on mobile overtook that of desktops for the first time.

Spiralling losses show Lazada desperately needed Alibaba investment

We already know that Alibaba's decision to invest $1 billion to buy a controlling stake in Lazada, the Southeast Asia-based e-commerce firm started by Rocket Internet, was down to money since Lazada n
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