SEA of Startups
SEA of Startups
Oct 31, 2022
Jes Min Lua from Recommend Group
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This week we are joined by Jes Min Lua of Recommend Group, which is southeast Asia's #1 Home and Local Services platform, operating under in Indonesia and in Malaysia.

This was a great conversation about building a marketplace model and the hurdles they have overcome.  We cover the aspects of building trust through to tactics to drive recurrence and keep transactions on the site.  We close with advice for Founders to be cautious in whose advice to take.

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In this episode, we cover:

[01:25] Origins coming out of major consulting firms

[4:45] Establishing trust in a home services marketplace

[9:51] First steps towards building the supply of home services providers

[14:09] Top categories of services 

[16:40] Confronting leakage that occurs in marketplace models

[21:40] The story of Impact

[27:02] Looking at the next steps in the growth path

[32:22] Closing questions

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