Sunday, June 16, 2019

Brands losing their grip in ecommerce era – or are they?

E-commerce has grown to be a powerful distribution channel for goods, and I believe it will continue to grow in weight and influence in...

Mobile payment in Southeast Asia – overview and trends – Part...

Who owns the future? The governments or the internet giants (or someone else)? In the first two parts of this analysis, we discussed why we...

Mobile payment in Southeast Asia – overview and trends – Part...

Plausible and implausible use cases for payment adoption in Southeast Asia In Part 1, we discussed why we couldn’t exactly replicate Alipay and Wechat in...

Mobile payment in Southeast Asia – overview and trends – Part...

Can someone replicate the success of Wechat Pay or Alipay? Our Chinese entrepreneur friends believe that the low penetration of banking services in South...

Decision making in a startup: give up some to gain more

Most startups a have limited runway, constantly running against time, market, and competition. It is imperative to ensure that the right person calls the...

Clash of the titans in Thailand’s ecommerce scene

  Last year, Thailand witnessed the entry and subsequent overhype of 11street – a company owned and invested by South Korean telecommunications giant SK Telecom....

Southeast Asia’s ecommerce logistic headache: finally resolved?

Whilst catching up with some friends running e-commerce businesses in the Philippines, we chatted about changes in the logistics - for a long time...

What is best ecommerce marketing channel in rural developing world?

I was having lunch with some friends in Dubai the other day, and one of the friends ran an e-commerce platform across a few...

Alibaba leads US$1.1 billion investment in Tokopedia

Indonesian ecommerce platform Tokopedia just announced that it has secured a new funding round of US$1.1 billion, led by Alibaba Group. The confirmation came after...

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