Life could get choppy for Sea after US$1 bil IPO

HONG KONG (Sept 25): Listed life can be rough. Sea, a Southeast Asian startup formerly known as Garena, has filed for a US initial public offering of up to US$1 billion ($1.35 billion).


Sea, former Garena, files for NYSE IPO

SINGAPORE (Sept 23): Sea, the internet company formerly known as Garena, is readying itself for an initial public offering (IPO) in the US.


Is the electronic games industry too big for its own good?

SINGAPORE (July 7): Every year in mid-June, a who’s who of the electronic entertainment and video game industry, from makers of consoles to game developers, descend on Los Angeles, the entertainmen


Southeast Asia's biggest startup said to file for US$1 bil IPO

SINGAPORE (May 24): Sea, Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup, has filed confidentially for a potential US initial public offering that could raise about US$1 billion ($1.4 billion), according to

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Garena rebrands as Sea after raising US$550 mil in new funding

(May 8): Garena has rebranded as Sea after Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup secured US$550 million ($772 million) in funds to step up a battle with Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and other

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Billionaire Taizo Son ditches Japan to start afresh in Singapore

SINGAPORE (April 18): Singapore may have just added a new tech billionaire, but it had to lure him from Japan first.

Garena picks Goldman for US$1 billion IPO

SINGAPORE (Jan 11): Garena, Southeast Asia’s most valuable startup, picked Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

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Growing beyond games

Garena is expanding into e-payments and e-commerce. Both industries are well populated with players that do not seem interested in making money.

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This company has its game face on for new frontiers

SINGAPORE (Nov 18): This year, a newcomer joins the ranks to capture a slice of the online shopping pie: Shopee, powered by Southeast Asia’s most valuable start-up, Garena.

Forrest Gump-inspired startup Garena running toward an IPO

SINGAPORE (Aug 30): Li Xiaodong was attending a college English class when the American lecturer asked each student to come up with a Western name.

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