The Impulso Podcast is hosted by us at Momentum Works, twice a week, every week. Tune in to hear our in-house experts, community and guests unpack the latest trends, undercurrents and lessons in tech across borders. We explore topics like innovation, ecommerce, digital financial services, venture investment, and the broader digital economy. ‏‏‎ ‎In addition to covering our home base of Southeast Asia and advanced global markets like the US, we also draw extensive lessons from tech companies in China. ‏‏‎ ‎ 


This is the latest of our in-depth series, which will be out every Wednesday at 8am (GMT+8). This episode takes another, closer look at the ecommerce report we recently launched.


Some of the points we cover include:

  • The secret behind Shopee’s remarkable turnaround and how they achieved profitability;
  • The new dynamics between Alibaba and Lazada: how Alibaba’s restructuring has given Lazada more autonomy, while a dynamic leadership duo navigates the complexities of the hyper-competitive market environment;
  • The potential disruptor in Southeast Asia’s tech scene and Temu’s flirtation with expanding into the region and the implications it holds for existing players like Lazada, Shopee, and Tokopedia;
  • Can single-country platforms survive against their well-resourced regional rivals? 
  • The offline execution puzzle; delve into the discussion on whether offline strategies hold the key to success for tech giants in Southeast Asia and how it could shape the future of the industry.


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