Singapore-based peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform Kalpha is expanding its operation to Vietnam this April while GoViet has announced that the company has reached the milestone of 200 million bookings in just 18 months of operation.
Singapore’s edtech startup Kalpha expands to Vietnam
Singapore-based peer-to-peer knowledge sharing platform Kalpha is expanding its operation to Vietnam this April, marking its first international foray, according to an announcement.
The edtech startup is officially rolling out its mobile application in Ho Chi Minh City. Its website has also updated the Vietnamese version.
Founded in 2018 by Jack Soh and Jaden Teo, Kalpha aims to make learning affordable and universally accessible to everyone.
Kalpha offers a diverse spectrum of learning topics from entrepreneurship and financial advice, to experiential ones such as arts, music and cooking.
The company claims that it has more than 900 sharing sessions listed by users and 25,000 users in Kalpha’s learning and sharing ecosystem since its launch in Singapore in Jan 2019.
Kalpha is backed by Nest Tech, a venture capital fund that focuses on early-stage startup in Singapore, Vietnam and Myanmar.
GoViet announces bookings milestone
GoViet, the Vietnam-based affiliate of Indonesian ride-hailing major Gojek, has announced that the company has reached the milestone of 200 million bookings in just 18 months of operation.
This represents a two-fold increase in the number of bookings just six months after GoViet announced 100 million bookings at the end of its first year of operations in August 2019.
The company said in the announcement that since its launch in Ho Chi Minh in August 2018 and Hanoi a month later, GoViet has connected more than 150,000 drivers and 80,000 food merchants to millions of Vietnamese consumers.
GoViet currently operates in three verticals: ride-hailing (GoBike), courier (GoSend), and food delivery (GoFood). In August 2019, GoViet reached 100 million bookings one year after launch.
Gojek now operates across 207 cities in five Southeast Asian countries. As of the end 2019, Gojek’s application and its ecosystem have been downloaded 170 million times by users across Southeast Asia.