Go-Jek rolled out an in-app feature for its users, allowing them to message their friends on one-one-one chat or create groups with up to 100 people.
The feature also integrated with Go-Pay, its mobile wallet, so users can split bills, and transfer or request Go-Pay credit.
The company is in the race with Singapore’s Grab to become Southeast Asia’s super-app, not unlike WeChat in China.
TechCrunch reported the exit of Honestbee CEO Joel Sng after the company paused its operations in four countries due to financing problem.
The startup is in the process of securing funding and reportedly in talks to sell its business including with Grab and Go-Jek in recent weeks.
Philippines market continues to grow, Lazada expects its business to outpace the growth of the market to double-digit growth.
The company plans to take advantage of the increasing numbers of female shoppers and, subsequently, the rising demand for fashion and beauty products. They also focus on those who reside outside of Metro Manila.
Krungsri Bank’s VC arm Krungsri Finnovate announced its undisclosed investment in a series A round of Thai customer relations management (CRM) startup Choco CRM. The startup provides SMEs with its CRM and POS solutions.
Krungsri Finnovate has a track record of investing in fintech startup, previous investments including to unicorn Omise, Finnomena, Baania, and Silot.