honestbee

Founded by Joel Sng and launched in Singapore in July 2015. honestbee is an online grocery, food and laundry delivery service that was launched in Singapore in July 2015. The service is also available in Singapore, Taipei, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Manila.

Gogovan

Established in 2013, GoGoVan is the first app-based platform for transporting goods in Asia. The app GoGoVan was created to connect drivers and customers, and we aim to redefine the everyday logistics experience by providing a convenient and efficient service.

Since its successful July 2013 launch in Hong Kong, GoGoVan has expanded to Singapore, South Korea, China, and Taiwan. The GoGoVan network currently comprises of over 20,000 commercial vehicles and 70,000 registered drivers. It continues to grow rapidly, and our presence will soon encompass additional cities on a global scale.

Stripe adds support for Alipay and WeChat Pay, China’s top digital payment services

Jon Russell, reporting for TechCrunch;

U.S. firm Stripe said today that it has agreed to global deals with Alipay and WeChat Pay, two digital services that dominate consumer spending in China. Alipay, which is managed by Alibaba affiliate firm Ant Financial, counts over 500 million users, while WeChat Pay — the digital payment feature within China’s top chat app WeChat — claims more than 600 million users.

You can read the full text of Stripe’s announcement from the company’s blog section.

WeWork continues Asian expansion with Hong Kong launch

Steven Millward, reporting for Tech in Asia;

Nearly eight months after first entering Asia with a co-working space in Shanghai, US-based WeWork has brought its hustle to the bustle of Hong Kong.

WeWork has just officially opened two Hong Kong facilities, bringing co-working spaces and services to entrepreneurs for prices that start at US$590 per month. One in Wanchai is in an unassuming building on Lockhart Road, while the other is in Jaffe Road’s Tower 535, affording an impressive view over Victoria Harbor.

Lalamove

Lalamove an on-demand deliveries in Asia using the Sharing Economy to match users and drivers through an app and a webapp. Founded in 2013 as EasyVan in Hong Kong, then later renamed as Lalamove.

The company currently operates in five cities; Hong Kong, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei, Manila.