David Blecken
Jun 11, 2019

Competition narrows between ride-sharing brands

With Uber largely out of the picture, attention falls on two Southeast Asian success stories.

A Grab rider in Jakarta, Indonesia, where the brand is battling with homegrown player Go-Jek for control of the market (Shutterstock)

Despite a deluge of negative press over the past few years, Uber’s status as the dominant force in the ever-controversial ride-sharing industry looked difficult to shake. But shaken it has been this year, Malaysia-founded, Singapore-based Grab displaces the US brand at the top of the regional category ranking in the Asia’s Top 1000 Brands list.

In the overall ranking incorporating all categories, Uber tanked from 18 to 66, while Grab climbed from...

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