Jan 26, 2017 On Our Blog

Investing in Southeast Asian Startup Creates Social Impact in the Region

As part of the 500 Startups Durian’s fund, we often see first-hand how investing in Southeast Asia, a developing region, can play a core role in a region’s development and change. We were reminded of this recently when one of our startups, GoGet, a portfolio company since 2015 (and 2016 distro dojo program graduate), told us of an encounter they had with the Malaysian government. GoGet is a service platform for errands. Their technology connects busy people to a trusted and verified person to perform these tasks for a fee (like dispatch, shopping, and food delivery).   Below is an account of the experience, which demonstrates how a startup like GoGet can have a massive social impact. It follows with …