Ecommerce titan Alibaba is forming a RMB 6 billion (US$970 million) joint venture company to focus on web-connected on-demand services, such as food delivery.
Ecommerce is already big in Asia, and it only has room to grow. As local startups and global players tap into new opportunities, each country also creates its own ecommerce leaders. On top of these sites, social media is even becoming a new avenue for consumers to shop. While many countries still struggle to find better payment options and access to the internet, it’s worth studying how new ecommerce players and the evolving demand of consumers shapes how Asians shop.
Indonesia’s ecommerce scene is now looking like a gang war. Ardent Capital’s WhatsNew Group show up with guns blazing in the form of Moxy.
Indonesian fashion ecommerce enabler Paraplou Group has a site that will compete with MAPeMall and Zalora. But is the local market already sewn up?
ArticleBunny, which launched this week, says it stands to have an equally transformative impact as Uber - this time on the way businesses build original and eng...
Bangalore-based Cupick raised US$120,000 from a group of angel investors using TermSheet’s platform.
BabyChakra lists services like child specialists, day-cares, and prenatal classes across three major cities in India.
HappyFresh is an app for home grocery delivery in Jakarta. COO Benjamin Koellmann hopes to change the consumer behavior of Indonesia’s supermarket crowd.
The investments, acquisitions, and partnerships are meant to digitally facilitate its buyers and sellers, as well as strengthen its logistics capabilities.
India’s real estate-related startups continue booming with this latest acquisition.
PosterGully recently raised angel funding through LetsVenture, backed by prominent angel investor Natarajan Iyer among others.
Shwe Property, which lists properties for sale and rent in Myanmar, is hitting the accelerator pedal following a ‘significant’ six-digit US dollar investment fr...
Following a $2.5M funding round, Indonesian marketplace for MRO goods Ralali looks to make the industry faster and more transparent, targets 20% market share.
Realty BI will conduct due diligence, back-end research, and project monitoring for new home buyers.
Auto360 markets itself as a one-stop online directory for automotive products and services in Malaysia.
“When are you going to come to invade America? When are you going to compete with Amazon?" - Jack Ma says he's asked that a lot.
Voonik is a personal shopping assistant that suggests clothes, accessories, and footwear based on user’s body, skin tone, lifestyle, and budget.
Clovia wants to redefine the lingerie market, and help customers choose beyond standard cuts, shapes and colours.
Chinese social ecommerce startup Red just raised a series B round from GGV that will help it expand its overseas offerings.
India’s Jugnoo, a startup that has apps for both auto ricksaw rides and food delivery, today revealed that it has raised US$5 million in series A funding. The i...