Yoolim Lee

Uber’s Khosrowshahi to make first Asia visit as CEO in February

Khosrowshahi will visit Japan and India during the week of Feb. 19 to meet business and government leaders


The ICO dilemma: Tool for financial revolution or too good to be true?

ICOs are winning support with fundraisings jumping to more than $6.8 billion in 2017, up from $151 million in 2014, 2015 and 2016 combined.


Uber makes friends with former Asian taxi foes to win riders

Uber said Wednesday that it will bring Howa’s fleet of 4,000 taxis in Bangkok onto its app. This follows last week’s deal to sell 51% of its Singapore car rental unit to taxi operator ComfortDelGro Corp. for S$295 million.


Indonesian unicorn Go-Jek CEO says aiming for IPO in next few years

Go-Jek will make the expansion of its digital-payment service Go-Pay in 2018 a top priority.


iPod creator Tony Fadell backs Singapore cybersecurity startup CashShield

It raised $5.5 million in September in a round backed by GGV Capital and Temasek’s Heliconia Capital Management.


Uber partners with Vietnamese mobile wallet MoMo for payments

This comes as rivals Grab and Go-Jek push aggressively for the adoption of their own in-app payments platforms


Rolling Stone’s Singapore shareholder wants to buy the magazine

BandLab has made a series of acquisitions, including Chew.tv, and Mono Creators Inc.


Singapore’s Sea extends losses on the back of surge in e-commerce spending

Sea is relying on a steady revenue flow from its online gaming business to fund investments in e-commerce and digital payments.


Singapore: Grab’s new digital wallet service is latest salvo in payments battle

The startup plans to roll out mobile wallet services across Southeast Asia next year.


Rocky start on NYSE for Singapore’s Sea as IPO offering price skids

Sea’s stock slipped 9.9 per cent in New York trading Wednesday to close at $13.73.