Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics with Radu Palamariu

#24: Blake Larson MD International Lalamove

August 31, 2018 Season 1 Episode 24
Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics with Radu Palamariu
#24: Blake Larson MD International Lalamove
Chapters
00:01:44
How did you spend your first eight weeks for Rocket Internet
00:03:46
Tell us more about Lalamove, what it is and how exactly it works and adds value to people?
00:05:05
And what is your role as MD International?
00:05:35
How different is it operating across different cities and countries?
00:07:43
How do last-mile logistics centers differ across the countries/regions in which Lalamove operates? I know Hong  Kong has a 55 minutes delivery guarantee.
00:10:14
How do you pay the drivers? Is there a revenue sharing model?
00:10:43
Which was the fastest growing country in SE Asia for you and maybe share some of the key lessons in expanding there?
00:13:30
Do you have strong competition in the region? 
00:14:16
With the latest round of funding, what are your plans for expansion and where? Do you plan to target more corporate or SME clients?
00:15:20
Has Lalamove failed in any city?
00:17:05
What do Singaporeans care about when talking about your service?  
00:17:50
Does the same-day delivery have the potential to become a standard delivery option for the masses, or will it remain an option just for the limited number of impatient consumers with deep pockets?
00:21:25
Thoughts on last mile logistics problems? Will it be the biggest challenge for e-commerce growth?
00:24:54
Do you plan to attract more corporate clients? The likes of IKEA, Line. 
00:26:13
How do you hire your city directors? And maybe tell us about the process of doing the launch of a new city.
00:29:00
What are your main challenges when it comes to finding the right talent? How do you keep up with hiring matters as you grow?
00:30:02
The four values of the company - passion, grit, humility and execution - How do you tell the story of the company culture and build an interesting brand as employer?
00:32:12
It is interesting to see HUMILITY as one of your values.  How did you decide to focus on this?
00:33:56
I understand that you make your new employees build their chairs. What is the story behind that?
00:37:26
What would be some advice to share to somebody graduating?
Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics with Radu Palamariu
#24: Blake Larson MD International Lalamove
Aug 31, 2018 Season 1 Episode 24
Radu Palamariu
Blake Larson Head and MD International for LALAMOVE. Founded in 2013 as EasyVan in Hong Kong, Lalamove is the leading same day delivery platform present in 129 cities in 9 countries across Asia.
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Blake Larson Head and MD International for LALAMOVE. Founded in 2013 as EasyVan in Hong Kong, Lalamove is the leading same day delivery platform present in 129 cities in 9 countries across Asia. Through its mobile & desktop platform, Lalamove connects customers with professional van, motorcycle, lorry and truck drivers. Some of their corporate clients include IKEA, Line or Google. Lalamove raised a total of $161 mil in funding over 6 rounds.

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Tell us more about Lalamove, what it is and how exactly it works and adds value to people?
And what is your role as MD International?
How different is it operating across different cities and countries?
How do last-mile logistics centers differ across the countries/regions in which Lalamove operates? I know Hong  Kong has a 55 minutes delivery guarantee.
How do you pay the drivers? Is there a revenue sharing model?
Which was the fastest growing country in SE Asia for you and maybe share some of the key lessons in expanding there?
Do you have strong competition in the region? 
With the latest round of funding, what are your plans for expansion and where? Do you plan to target more corporate or SME clients?
Has Lalamove failed in any city?
What do Singaporeans care about when talking about your service?  
Does the same-day delivery have the potential to become a standard delivery option for the masses, or will it remain an option just for the limited number of impatient consumers with deep pockets?
Thoughts on last mile logistics problems? Will it be the biggest challenge for e-commerce growth?
Do you plan to attract more corporate clients? The likes of IKEA, Line. 
How do you hire your city directors? And maybe tell us about the process of doing the launch of a new city.
What are your main challenges when it comes to finding the right talent? How do you keep up with hiring matters as you grow?
The four values of the company - passion, grit, humility and execution - How do you tell the story of the company culture and build an interesting brand as employer?
It is interesting to see HUMILITY as one of your values.  How did you decide to focus on this?
I understand that you make your new employees build their chairs. What is the story behind that?
What would be some advice to share to somebody graduating?