Asia Digest: Grab launches new services in Thailand; Revolution Precrafted clinches Spain deal

As part of its overall plan to become a one-stop super app in the region, Grab is introducing three new services in Thailand, while Philippine-based Revolution Precrafted continues its global expansion by partnering with Neinor Homes in Spain.

Grab introduces new services in Thailand

Ride-hailing major Grab has unveiled three new logistics services in Thailand as part of efforts to become a one-stop super app for users in Southeast Asia.

In a statement, Grab said it is introducing GrabExpress, GrabMart, and GrabFresh to local users in the country.

GrabExpress is a same-day package and document delivery service which was launched in the Philippines last month. GrabMart is an “e-concierge” which allows users to get items delivered to their doorstep from nearby convenience stores, and will go live in beta next month.

GrabFresh, meanwhile, is the online groceries-delivery service that Grab recently launched in partnership with Indonesia’s HappyFresh.

DEALSTREETASIA first reported that Grab has picked up a minority stake in grocery delivery startup HappyFresh as part of their recently announced partnership.

Revolution Precrafted signs deal with Neinor Homes in Spain

Philippine-based unicorn developer Revolution Precrafted announced that it has signed an exploratory agreement with publicly listed real estate firm Neinor Homes in Spain.

The deal would enable Neinor Homes to industrialize house-building in Spain, Revolution Precrafted said in a statement. The venture will begin with two projects in Navarra and Castellón, allowing Neinor Homes to test the viability of Revolution’s construction technology in Spain.

“Neinor Homes, can now build industrialized homes, designed by Revolution Precrafted and its stable of 80 global architects, designers and artists called revolutionaries,” the property-technology firm said.

For his part, Neinor Homes CEO Juan Velayos expressed confidence that more homes and villas will be built in the coming years, due to the growing demand for real estate in Spain. The company plans to build 3,500 and 4,000 homes annually by the year 2020.

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.