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After Grab: ASEAN's tech giants produce a new startup generation

Alumni of Gojek, Tokopedia and others are becoming entrepreneurs themselves

Spenmo's Mohandass Kalaichelvan, left, and co-founder Gaurav Bubna (Photo courtesy of Spenmo and

SINGAPORE -- Gaurav Bubna was the head of a product team at Grab, developing custom mapping solutions to support millions of ride-hailing and food-delivery drivers navigating the congested and complex streets of Southeast Asia. Soon, he realized that the problem he was tackling for Grab and the opportunities it presented "were far more global."

So with two Grab colleagues, Bubna left one of the most powerful and successful tech companies in Southeast Asia to co-found his own startup.

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