In updates from the region’s two ride-hailing unicorns, Indonesia-headquartered Gojek has collaborated with three startups including Deliveroo to support delivery service in Singapore while rival Grab announced that it has shortlisted five startups under its Grab Ventures Velocity programme.
Grab Ventures Velocity selects five startups for third batch
Grab announced that it has shortlisted five startups – including four from Jakarta and one from Singapore – as part of the third batch of the Grab Ventures Velocity programme. The shortlisted startups are focused on the culinary business, it said in a statement.
GVV Batch 3 aims to focus on startups that provide value-added services for the restaurant businesses and B2B logistics space, especially amid the pandemic COVID-19.
The GVV programme will run for 16 weeks after which the five startups will pitch their business to Grab. Successful startups will get the opportunity to collaborate with Grab through a commercial partnership.
The five startups include Luna POS that provides a cloud-based cash register, inventory management and accounting solutions for SMEs; KliknClean that offers cleaning solutions for culinary businesses; Printerous that provides customized design; GetCraft that connects curated content creators such as influencers and photographers; and, Workmate that provides a digital manpower solution to culinary businesses.
Gojek partners Deliveroo, two others to support delivery service in SG
Ride-hailing unicorn Gojek’s Singapore unit has partnered with Deliveroo, Advo, and Ebb & Flow Group to offer delivery services and create additional earning opportunities for its driver-partners during the COVID-19 period.
Under the agreement with food delivery startup Deliveroo, Gojek driver-partners will take on food delivery, picking up meals from restaurants, and delivering them to the customers. The service will be available in the districts around Central Singapore, comprising Bukit Merah, Queenstown, Toa Payoh and Geylang.
Meanwhile, its partnership with education financing firm Advo will push an initiative to deliver more than 2,000 meals to financially-needy single-parent households in Singapore. The meal is also supported by tech-driven F&B company, Ebb & Flow.