The Low Down - Momentum Works

On tech & VC in China, Southeast Asia & beyond.


February 2018

Facebook pulling a WeChat?

How(and why) Facebook is gradually adding new features in order to protect their position.

Why Alibaba is investing in AI for pigs

And Alibaba is not the first major tech company in China to disrupt pig farming

Our comments about ‘blackface’ in CCTV New Year Gala

Beyond the media fluff, what does it really mean?

Happy Lunar New Year/Chúc mừng xuân mới

We love sharing our thoughts – and to our (own) surprise, we have written hundreds of articles in the Year of the Rooster, which will end tomorrow.

A brief guide to key 3PL players in Indonesia

With the booming ecommerce business in  Indonesia, ecommerce logistics is never far behind. We had previously talked about the ecommerce logistics partners in our blog here. With the upcoming Chinese New Year holidays, let’s have an update of the key… Continue Reading →

We prefer talking to emails

Part of the Momentum Works team were in China last week. We had been invited by one of our joint venture partners in China for the Rooster year end celebrations, and of course, decided to stay the whole week to… Continue Reading →

“but they did not reply to my email!”

A culture of excuses is extremely toxic and should not be tolerated in tech companies

[MW Weekend] Having the world’s best minds sharpen your startup’s strategy

A real example of how a crossborder ecommerce leaps (within weeks) with the help of more than 120 GEMBA participants of INSEAD.

Where did RedMart go wrong, and why did Lazada buy it?

When RedMart launched in Singapore in 2011 – the idea was not really loved by investors, and the founders had to meet hundred of individuals to put together enough money to kick start. Fast forward a number of years, RedMart… Continue Reading →

[MW Q&A] People in China are paying big money for online content, why?

In the first of a series, we answer questions provided by our readers.

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