Wednesday, January 22, 2020

This will make you look at Indonesia differently

Indonesia has more than 17000 islands, however most foreign tech investors and entrepreneurs rarely go beyond Jakarta. There are blue oceans in the provinces.

Go-Jek gets bumper new funding round (while Grab plans their H1...

What the team at Momentum Works thinks of the latest round of funding by Go-Jek.

Didi attacks Uber’s two biggest cities globally

Last week’s announcement that Didi has agreed to take of control of 99 - Brazil’s homegrown ride hailing platform - confirmed the rumours that...

A US$30b company is challenging Didi in China

Didi is valued at US$56 billion with daily order of 25 million; while Meituan is valued at US$30 billion with daily order of 22 million.

Uber is right to shrug off the ‘taxi company’ ruling

We always believed that with the present business model, Uber is essentially a big taxi business with a better customer experience rather than anything...

GrabPay is not making full use of its advantages

So GrabPay appointed a new CTO, Vikas Agrawal, who was previously with Paytm. Agrawal is to be based in Bangalore, more than 3000 kilometres...

Will Grab & Uber merge, with Softbank now a shareholder of...

By now you always know what is happening: Uber’s board is allowing Softbank to become a shareholder. Probably a huge relief for early investors...

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...

BYD owns the future of electric cars in China?

I was visiting a large taxi fleet operator in Southern China as part of a consulting project Momentum Works did for the municipal transportation...

The economics of bike sharing

Many people still want to discuss China’s “sharing economy” with us: shared bikes, power banks, basketballs, or umbrellas. It seems everyone has an opinion on...

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