From the way Siu Rui Quek describes it, you know his startup hasn’t produced the usual kind of shopping app. He talks of the community, of users staying up well past midnight browsing the new stuff that flies in, of people using it each day for even longer than Instagram. He doesn’t compare it to Amazon.
Less than a month after raising $35 million in new financing, social commerce and classifieds startup Carousell has made its first acquisition. The Singapore-based company has picked up most of the team from Watch Over Me, a safety app for principally for women that is based in Malaysia, in an acquihire deal that beefs up its engineering chops.
Singapore-based P2P mobile marketplace Carousell has officially launched in Philippines, expanding its market scope to more than 14 cities that currently include Taipei, Jakarta, and Hong Kong.
Founders of e-commerce app Carousell and YouTube channel Night Owl Cinematics, are among the Singaporeans named in Forbes' inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia list. They tell Channel NewsAsia what drives them.
Introducing the inaugural 30 Under 30 Asia list: 300 of the top promising young leaders, daring entrepreneurs and game changers in 10 different sectors.