Momentum Works

Guest post: aCommerce – trouble in paradise?

Hushed word on the street is that top lieutenants and members of the early founding team have mostly left.

Guest Post: Is the Go-Jek-Grab price war already over?

Go-Jek has stopped pricing promotions in Singapore abruptly. It has either reached its goals of market size, or it has tested it and realized that promotions are not working.

Guest post: Ant Financial puts $40m in Akulaku

The $40 million that Ant Financial is putting in Akulaku is expected to value the company at $450 million.

Guest post: What does 2019 have in store for Southeast Asia?

Here are Momentum Works’ 10 predictions for 2019 ranging from ride-hailing and payments to e-commerce and venture capital.

Guest post: Chinese fintech lenders flock to the Philippines

Low bank penetration and high internet penetration, it is not difficult for investors to see the similarity between Indonesia and Philippines – opportunity.

Guest Post: Will Lu Qi bring success to Y Combinator in China?

The 120k for 7% model is unlikely to work in China, as the market has more capital than good entrepreneurs. However, if Lu is willing (and able) to experiment new models, there might be a chance.

Guest Post | Google-JD combine could be powerful, if executed well

The investment in is a significant commitment from Google. The US tech giant has made fewer than a dozen investments with a ticket size of over $100 million (counting all MagicLeap rounds as one).

Guest Post | How much is Grab worth, really?

For PE investors who began betting big on the ride-hailing firm in second half of 2015, the paper returns are yet to be ‘huge’.

Guest Post | Why and Thailand’s Central might not succeed as partners

From initial plans to launch in May 2018, the JV has delayed its full launch to August 2018. Is this a sign that this ambitious partnership is off to a rocky start?

Guest post: iflix now treading deep waters

iflix, which recently closed its digital division in Singapore, has been keeping mum since it raised $133 million about eight months ago.