Daily Markup #699: Carsome activates the phygital experience for convenient, affordable & worry-free car maintenance, and more from this week

Credit: Carsome

Taking the con out of convenience

  • Need to send your car in for maintenance? Try out the new worry-free ‘phygital’ experience by 500-backed integrated car e-commerce platform Carsome!
  • The company has entered the after-sales car service market with the launch of two Carsome Service Centers in Malaysia. Car owners — Carsome car buyers or not — can now conveniently book an appointment for an inspection through Carsome’s website.
  • This marks a new chapter for Carsome to improve legacy practices in the after-sales service market. Co-founder & Group CEO Eric Cheng said the company is committed to alleviating the uncertainties car owners have to navigate in order to secure a reliable, affordable, and trusted car maintenance service provider.
  • “We do this by providing a transparent digital booking platform, backed by Carsome standards and experts as a one-stop shop solution for car owners,” he added.
  • As part of the Carsome commitment to delivering trusted services, car owners can enjoy quality-assured car maintenance and repair services provided by certified mechanics, and receive transparent and upfront billing. Each car maintenance service will even include a complimentary 20-point inspection!
  • Eric also revealed that the company will expand its footprint in stages.
  • Read the full article on TechNode Global.

Other stories you may have missed:

  • 500 Global doubles down on supporting startups at every stage of growth; actively hiring for 16 roles in Southeast Asia
  • SepPure secures US$12M for green, reusable oil filtration solution that reduces our reliance on fuels
  • Una Brands bags US$30M pre-Series C to double down on accelerating e-commerce brands in Asia
  • Bibit launches Bibit Bisnis to help companies and startup founders in Indonesia optimize their idle funds
  • Christine Tsai, CEO & Founding Partner of 500 Global, shared tactical advice for laid-off tech workers who are thinking about starting up.
  • Vishal Harnal, Managing Partner of 500 Global, shares on CNBC Squawk Box that the company is bullish on venture capital, even as venture funding took a hit in 2022 and economic uncertainties loom. Why?
  • Bibit supported the second edition of Art Jakarta Gardens last month as Lead Partner, affirming the company’s belief that investment and art can coexist and bring value to each other. 
  • StoreHub introduced StoreHub Engage, a new tool designed to help business owners generate more repeat sales and build customer loyalty.
  • YAS MicroInsurance launched YASMO Drive to Earn Marketplace, a Web3.0 model that enables drivers to earn tokens and mint NFTs.


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