Mint Condition? GoJek Acquires Sea – Why is everyone so upset?

The company has retreated from being a global player to a regional one and is redirecting its advertising-based video on demand (AVOD) model to three largest Southeast Asian markets: Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. The AVOD is taken out of China’s streaming giant iQiyi’s playbook, and it is now the primary revenue source for iflix. … Read more

Why is the Indonesian Government Being so Stubborn About Gojek’s Acquisition of Kartuku

This explains the apparent absence of Coins’ QR code payments in physical establishments such as malls and restaurants. QR code payments require investment from the providers. Typically, big merchants need hardware like a specialised point-of-sale (PoS) machine that’s integrated with their traditional PoS system to scan customers’ dynamic QR codes—generated by mobile apps. Reading Between … Read more

Gojek and Other High-Value Start-Up Acquisitions: A Case-Study in Valuation of Product Leading to Volatility

Besides GCash and PayMaya, Coins is up against a formidable challenger in the form of Gojek’s arch-rival Grab. The Singapore-based company has a virtual monopoly over ride-hailing in Southeast Asia. Its digital wallet GrabPay claims to have seen high double-digit growth in active Filipino users. Interestingly, Grab swooped in with a larger proposal for Coins … Read more

Advantages of Public Markets Producing Covid – 19’s Content

As consumer activities drop, large-scale layoffs are not just a possibility but simply inevitable. The fact that a lot of people are already out of work or face being permanently laid off will shrink discretionary spending with folks saving money for tough days ahead and restricting spending to healthcare and disaster preparations. Across the board, … Read more