Weekly Newsletter: Southeast Asia and the golden age of tech

Southeast Asia’s tech startups are on a roll this year, with significant developments of tech unicorns and some big acquisitions happening around the region last week.

So, let’s talk startups, tech talent, and SEA’s unicorns in this week’s editorial!

9 years after its launch, Grab has made countless headlines, rolled out many products, defeated Uber to become the biggest ride-hailing app in the region. As it’s taking another big step to go public, let’s look back on key milestones that shaped Grab as who they are today.

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After being hit hard by the pandemic, the tech talent market is ramped up to respond to the increasing demand. What are the trends to look out for, and how do companies navigate the shortage of talent?

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Shopee’s policies imposed on sellers are preventing stores from operating on other competing platforms and putting many small businesses at stake. Here’s the brief of the current happenings.

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“Hiring all talent is tough, hiring executives can be  particularly excruciating”. While there are no one-size-fits-all hiring practices, the lessons from one who has hired hundreds of executives might be something worth learning.

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Bravo to Qapita and Ravi for the big jump in raising their fund. Look forward to seeing the transformation for ESOP management in the region!

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Happy reading!