retail startups

fashion, clothes, clothing, style, shopping, retail

Indonesia’s Asos-style fashion app Sorabel to shut down

Modeling itself on fast-rising shopping apps like Asos and Boohoo, Indonesia’s Sorabel wanted to bring affordable fashion to shoppers across the archipelago while at the same time…

food, supermarket, retail, vegetables,

Food, retail startups on course for record-breaking year

Southeast Asia’s food and retail tech startups have collectively raised $350 million from investors so far this year, putting them on course to break 2019’s tally of $423……

coffee

Rocket Internet has a coffee startup now

Rocket Internet, the German startup factory that had a big impact on the early days of Southeast Asia’s tech industry—creating Lazada, Zalora, Foodpanda, and Easytaxi, to name…

Kopi Kenangan, coffee

Indonesia’s Starbucks rival Kopi Kenangan brews up $109m funding to build empire

Indonesia’s coffee startup Kopi Kenangan has just attracted its biggest ever funding round, netting $109 million from major investors. It adds to the $28 million Kopi Kenangan has…

Meet the Harvard grad who left ‘big pharma’ for his own startup

Farouk Meralli has what is surely one of the oddest starting up anecdotes in the tech industry. “It’s a funny story,” he chuckles. Basically, it went like this. The…

Gojek, motorbikes, motorcycles, transportation, Indonesia

Gojek escalates cashless payments battle with startup acquisition

After eight months of rumors, ride-hailing giant Gojek just revealed it has acquired Moka, an Indonesian startup that makes internet-connected payment systems for stores and…

4 years on, cashierless stores are full of empty promises

The hype around cashierless stores started in 2016 with Amazon’s concept for its Go supermarket, and then shifted to fast-moving Chinese startups that turned Amazon’s idea into a…