This week’s top news in case you missed it: 500 Durians is now 500 Southeast Asia!
With that, the Durians Daily newsletter has also been given a new name – Daily Markup!
Starting today, watch out for the Daily Markup in your inbox, but with the same startup stories and updates you’ve come to love. What’s more, all our stories will now be published on a new dedicated website. We will no longer use our blog on Medium (although all the past stories published there will be accessible at all times!).
Now on to the stories!
Startups in the news this week: All is abuzz about e-commerce marketplace Bukalapak’s market debut, which recorded a 25% surge in its share price. It is now one of the biggest companies in Indonesia. For Malaysia’s PurelyB, its latest iteration has proven to be successful. A bold move to restructure amid the pandemic resulted in a revenue jump of 229%.
Missed the last weekly roundup? Check it out here.
- Bukalapak shares soar 25% after IPO, now among Indonesia’s 15 biggest companies
- PurelyB restructured amid the pandemic, leading to a 229% revenue jump
- Ee Ling Lim on how the pandemic has accelerated ESG innovation in Southeast Asia
- Naluri increases psychologist productivity by 8x without compromising on quality
- ESPL secures trademark registrations in EU region to strengthen its position in esports
- Friz one of 10 selected for Iterative accelerator out of 330+
Other stories you may have missed:
- Rachmat Kaimuddin, CEO of Bukalapak, spoke to Forbes about the startup’s path to profitability.
- Founder of food review app abillion, Vikas Garg, shared in a podcast his mission to change the world, one dish at a time.
- Azran Osman-Rani, co-founder and CEO and co-founder of Naluri, spoke about his entrepreneurial journey so far leading up his latest venture, a digital health startup.