I want to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU to all of the amazing speakers, sponsors, event partners and attendees who joined us from all over Australia and beyond at Wild Digital in Sydney. It was a dream just six months ago, and I'm incredibly proud of the team for pulling of a successful event. It doesn't stop there - in less than 3 months we bring back our annual Southeast Asian event.
The month has been incredibly eventful, we also announced iflix raising $90m yesterday. I'm proud to welcome Liberty Global and Zain to the iflix family, and strengthening our relationship with Sky and EMC. It's going to be exciting times ahead!
- Catcha Group Co-founder + Group CEO, Patrick Grove
PATRICK GROVE AIMS TO GO GLOBAL WITH IFLIX
Patrick Y-Kin Grove is leaning against the pool table in Catcha Group's headquarters in the Mid Valley mall-lands of Kuala Lumpur. The Internet pioneer has started company after company, but today he's doing something different--he's plugging a local tailor shop. Read more
IFLIX GETS $90 MILLION TO EXPAND IN EMERGING MARKETS
Bloomberg Iflix, a video-streaming service with customers mostly in Southeast Asia, raised $90 million in a round led by telecommunications giants Liberty Global Plc and Kuwait-based Zain to take on Netflix Inc. and Naspers Ltd. in Africa and the Middle East. Read more
IN THE NEWS
Zain, iflix to launch regional Internet TV service
Trade Arabia · Read here
iflix rolls out in Vietnam
World Screen · Read here
From iflix to REV Asia to iCar, take a tour of the Catcha Group offices
e27 · Read here
REV Asia expands its digital content
Focus Malaysia ·Read here
Meet the most active venture capital & investment firms in Myanmar
Dealstreet Asia ·Read here
For Malaysia's Catcha Group, online classifieds are the road to riches
Forbes Asia · Read here
The newest entrant to Malaysia’s coworking scene, Common Ground, will only open the doors to its 17,000-square-foot space in Damansara Heights on March 1, but its founders are already planning to turn profitable on the venue by year-end, when it is targeted to reach 80% occupancy. Read more
ASX-listed ICar Asia recently announced the retirement of Patrick Grove as chairman of the board and the appointment of current, independent non-executive director Georg Chmiel as his successor.
Panel - Jungle Ventures, Airtree Ventures, Blackbird Ventures, Squarepeg Capital
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