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Unicorn Gojek Unveils Third Batch of Startups for Its Startup Acceleration Program, Gojek Xcelerate

Gojek, the first Indonesian unicorn superapp company that is now a decacorn company with a valuation of over US$10 billion, welcomed its third batch of startups that were chosen from the local retail sector for the third iteration of its Gojek Xcelerate startup acceleration program. Aimed at fostering more unicorns among Indonesia’s promising startups to […]

Unicorn Grab Acquires Robo-advisory Company Bento Invest, to Expand into Retail Wealth Management

Regional ride-hailing unicorn Grab recently announced that it has acquired Bento Invest (Bento), a robo-advisory startup based in Singapore that provides business-to-business and business-to-consumer digital wealth management solutions. Financial details regarding the acquisition were, however, not provided. The acquisition of Bento by Grab will enable the ride-hailing giant to expand its range of financial and […]

PR in 2020: Public Relations and Press Releases

As we enter into 2020, communication practitioners and experts have been looking into how the PR industry will change in this new year. Are we continuing old traditions of managing reputation or are there new emerging tactics and expectations that will be changing the PR game? First, let us be clear. Press release is nothing […]

Unicorn Grab’s Fleet of Electric Cars Starts Operations in Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta Airport

In a move to bring sustainability and disrupt the current congested transportation system, the ride-hailing super app unicorn Grab on Monday launched its latest electric vehicle (EV) service, the aptly named GrabCar Elektrik, for people arriving at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport, which is Jakarta’s primary airport. For its brand new EV-based service, Grab will be using […]

Aspiring Southeast Asian Unicorns to Watch – Indonesia’s Halodoc

For the vast majority of the rural population and those living outside the dense urban cities and towns of Southeast Asia, being able to access proper healthcare is a real challenge considering that most countries in the region lack well-developed healthcare infrastructure and facilities in remote locations. Even then, accessibility to proper healthcare for urban […]
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