Here are three podcast episodes about startups that facilitate payments in Asia that I found interesting and hope so will you.
1. This Asia Startup Pulse episode features a talk with the co-founder and CEO of Pathao, Bangladesh's largest tech company which is valued at over $100 million. Pathao is the leading ridesharing, on-demand logistics, and food delivery platform in Bangladesh. The platform is looking to expand into new areas such as payments.
2. Analyze Asia episode #340 with Rama Mamuaya from from DailySocial, Indonesia. In this episode: the merger between Gojek, Indonesia’s largest ride-hailing app and Tokopedia, the largest ecommerce site in Indonesia, and its implications for the most important market in Southeast Asia as well as their key rivals: Grab and SEA Group with Shopee. The episode was recorded in April 2021 prior to the actual merger that was announced in May 2021.
3. Asian Fintech Podcast episode #1 with Sharon Lourdes Paul of Xfers discussing accessible payments for unbanked population in Indonesia and Singapore.