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Ka Kay Lum

Ka Kay Lum

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Ka Kay covers investment activities, aka follows the money, across Southeast Asia, and in-depth stories on the often-overlooked Malaysian startup ecosystem. She was previously a regional writer for Nikkei-owned DealStreetAsia.

Nadine Freischlad

Nadine Freischlad

Nadine is based in Indonesia. She covers Southeast Asia's super apps, the changing nature of work and employment, and other structural shifts happening as a result of digital disruption.