OUR STORY

Sea is an internet platform company. We focus on Greater Southeast Asia, a region that includes Indonesia, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

Founded in 2009, Sea’s mission is to better the lives of the consumers and small businesses of our region with technology.

We have selected the name ‘Sea’ for three reasons: It is inspired by our roots in Greater Southeast Asia, which is home to over 585 million people. Our name evokes our region’s geography of islands and shorelines and reflects our mission of ‘connecting the dots’ for our users. Finally, a simple, short, and humble name like Sea perfectly captures our core values, including our passion to explore new territories and embrace new challenges.

We operate three industry-leading platforms across digital entertainment, e-commerce and digital financial services.

QUICK FACTS

Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest growing internet platform company

Three focus areas: Digital Entertainment, eCommerce and Digital Financial Services

Over 5,000 employees in 8 years

Headquartered in Singapore, with a presence in 7 growth markets in Asia

OUR BUSINESSES

Digital Entertainment

Garena

Garena, our digital entertainment platform, provides mobile and PC online games across Greater Southeast Asia (GSEA). As the largest online game ecosystem in the region, we focus on creating the best game experience for our users through game curation, localization, user community building, and eSports activities. Our Garena mobile and desktop applications offer access to an exclusive set of games and enhance our users’ game experience through additional social and gameplay-related features such as chat, game news and stats.

We are also the region’s leading advocate for eSports, one of the fastest growing trends in the global media industry.

Our ESports Events

eCommerce

Shopee

Shopee is a mobile-centric eCommerce marketplace that connects buyers and sellers to facilitate a fast and seamless shopping experience for all. As a consumer-driven marketplace fully-integrated with logistics and payment support, Shopee aims to make online shopping easy, secure, and enjoyable for both buyers and sellers.


We aim to be a trusted brand for buyers and to provide them with easy access to a wide range of products coupled with strong customer service, and at the same time, strive to be a partner to our sellers by providing them with an efficient and reliable way of managing the selling process while maximizing customer reach. We believe in the power of technology and hope to become a one-stop social commerce destination of choice in Greater Southeast Asia.

Digital Financial Services

AirPay

AirPay, our digital financial services platform, provides e-wallet services to consumers through the AirPay App and to small businesses through the AirPay counter application. Through our AirPay e-wallet, consumers use either our AirPay App or one of our partner-operated service counters to make payments for a wide variety of products and services, such as food, entertainment, transportation, mobile telecommunications and bill payment. AirPay counters act as a ‘reverse ATM’ as their role is to serve as a network for cash input, rather than cash output, in turn creating a means of true financial inclusion for historically under-served consumers.

Our Core Values

Sea is a deeply values-driven organization. Our home market of Asia is a highly diverse region, with many countries, multiple cultures, and multiple languages. What unifies us is a consistent set of organizational beliefs and how we put those beliefs into practice in our daily actions. Here is that organizational covenant, which we call the ‘Sea Manifesto’:

We Believe

Our people define us
Sea shall be a place where talented people thrive at scale, enjoy freedom of ideas and achieve the unimaginable. It shall be a magnet for the smartest, the most creative and the most driven.

Our products and services differentiate us
We aspire to better every life we touch and make the world an ever more connected community through innovative products and services.

Our institution will outlast us
We strive to build an institution that will last for generations and evolve with time and that is founded upon our core values.

Our core values are the foundation of it all

  • We serve
    Our customers are the sole arbiter of the value of our products and services. We strive to meet unmet needs and serve the underserved.
  • We adapt
    Rapid change is the only constant in the digital age of ours. We embrace change, celebrate it and always strive to be a thought leader that influences it.
  • We run
    We are in a constant race to success while grappling with rapidly shifting forces. We move faster, better and with more urgency every day.
  • We commit
    Our work is our commitment. We commit to our values, institution, customers and partners. We commit to each other. Above all, we commit to doing the best we can and being the best we are.
  • We stay humble
    We have travelled a long way from our humble beginning and yet, we never lose our humility in our continual quest for greater heights.