Transportation

Tale of the (used car) tape: Putting Carsome and Carro head-to-head

Carsome vs Carro: Who wins Southeast Asia’s used car fight? Carsome’s planned merger with iCarAsia makes it Malaysia’s first unicorn -- just a month after its closest competitor,…

The Singapore startup building Africa’s ‘super app’

Raphael Dana came right out and said it: his startup, Gozem, is “fully inspired” by Grab and Gojek in the way it’s trying to build a “super app.” By that,…

Riding the ‘shared mobility’ boom

There aren’t many tech companies that go back to the 1980s, but here’s one for you. Long before ride-hailing and the term "micromobility" became a thing, a keen electrical…

WeMo Scooter

Scooter-sharing startup preps expansion to Southeast Asia

Electric scooter startup WeMo is about to expand from Taiwan to Southeast Asia, the company announced today. The planned move came as WeMo this afternoon announced securing series…

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

Facebook invests in Gojek

Facebook has invested in Gojek, the social media company has just announced. Gojek this morning indicated that Paypal also joined in with a new funding round (size unknown), with…

As lockdowns ease, Beam gets funding for its e-scooters

Electric scooters app Beam now has $26 million in series A funding to expand to more cities within the five markets—Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand—that it…

Tada, MVLLABS, MVL Chain, MVL LABS, ride-hailing

Ride-hail app Tada raises funds as it expands to groceries

Southeast Asia’s Tada, a relative newcomer to the ride-hailing market, has raised funding of just under $5 million, reports e27 this afternoon, just five months after it secured a…

Ninja Van just got its biggest ever funding round amid online shopping surge

With ecommerce booming during the virus outbreak, Ninja Van has secured $280 million in funding to grow its reach across Southeast Asia, where’s it’s used by businesses of all…

Founder’s Interview: QIQ Global

Dalston Pung, Co-founder of QIQ Global What’s your story? Hello everyone, my name is Dalston Pung. I am a 31-year-old Entrepreneur from Singapore. I started out my career…

There are still many thorns on the rosy road to an electrified urban future

Justin Sim, CEO of QiQ and Maneesh Tripathi, CEO of Sevak Limited, speaking at ORIGIN by TechNode. A future where electrified vehicles are more commonplace than combustion engines…