Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Alipay & WeChat Pay stick, GrabPay doesn’t, literally

We came across this at a florist in Singapore. What does this tell us? Some of our thoughts: Alipay and WeChat Pay are very present...

Ripe time for food tech in SEA, but not your usual...

We Southeast Asians are probably obsessed with our food: we not only instagram the hell out of it, but also debate with our friendly...

Greatest motivation for entrepreneurs

“I am just trying to think about the future and not be sad.” A few months ago, a veteran in Singapore’s tech scene threw me...

Bitcoin passed $7000, what does it mean for you?

Bitcoin seems to be all the hype now - from Main Street to Wall Street. I get calls now and then to talk about Bitcoin,...

The gold rush in Indonesian payday loan market – Part 2

In the first part of this article, we took a look at the craze of Chinese mobile payday loan companies entering the Indonesian market....

The gold rush in Indonesian payday loan market – Part 1

In a recent Fintech investor brief in Singapore, where more than 50 investors participated, almost nobody was aware of the huge gold rush that...

Lazada squeezes the likes of Ezbuy out in Southeast Asia

We have always been arguing that with the giants such as Alibaba, Lazada and JD.com entering the Southeast Asian market, smaller e-commerce platforms will...
KTV Bars

MBar (Mini KTV) entering Singapore

Not long ago, M-Bar, a mini karaoke service wildly popular in China, made its inroads to Singapore. The concept of mini karaoke is simple...

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...

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