Press Release

Saleduck opens office in Kuala Lumpur

Press release March 16, 2016

The successful Amsterdam based startup Saleduck has now opened an office in South East Asia. Saleduck, known for helping millions of consumers find online deals, enters the global market with confidence after already expanding to eight European countries in 2015.

 

“With a total market size of 770 billion dollars, the Asian e-commerce market is by far the biggest in the world. Also, the market’s growth rate of 44% is a lot higher than other continents. Therefore, it was an easy decision to expand our business to Asia” says CEO Domingo Karsten.

 

In the Kuala Lumpur office, Saleduck Asia Sdn Bhd will start with 12 employees. The team consists of talented local marketing professionals and web developers. Overall, Saleduck will now be represented by 35 employees worldwide. CTO Ben Rogmans and Commercial Manager Rosanne Hortensius exchanged Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur to supervise the launch of the new team. This year, Saleduck is set to launch in five South East Asian countries.

 

A warm welcome
 

Saleduck has experienced a warm welcome in Malaysia. “The environment for startups is surprisingly good and we are very comfortable doing business here. Especially now that the government has rewarded our ambitious plans with the prestigious MSC status” says Ben Rogmans Jr.

 

The prestigious and exclusive MSC status is granted by the Malaysian government to offer innovative multimedia companies substantial business benefits. Doing so, the country hopes to become the Silicon Valley of South East Asia.

 

Currently, the Saleduck platform is already available in Malaysia and Singapore, where it collaborates with big players such as AirAsia, Uber and Groupon.

 

So far, Saleduck is self-funded. However for the first time, the company is open for strategic investors to come onboard in order to accelerate the company’s growth. The planned investment amounts to 500,000 euros.



For more information:

 

Domingo Karsten, CEO, domingo@saleduck.com, tel. +31622047865


Ben Rogmans, CTO, ben@saleduck.com, tel. +60 3 1112208010

Thomas Koponen, Business Development, thomas@saleduck.com, +31610913142