Sea (formerly Garena) is a game and social platform for gamers to interact, discover, download and play PC and mobile games. The Platform offers access to a list of best PC and mobile games in the region, and enhances gaming experience through additional features such as chat, game news and statistics.  

Singapore, SG
Size (employees)
1,264 (est)+3%
Sea was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Singapore, SG
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Key People/Management at Sea

Forrest Li

Forrest Li

Founder, Chairman and Group CEO
Lucas Jiang

Lucas Jiang

Vice President, Head of Group CEO's Office

Sea Office Locations

Sea has offices in Bangkok, Hanoi, Shanghai, Singapore and in 4 other locations
Singapore, SG (HQ)
1 Fusionopolis Place, #17-10
Shanghai, CN
391 Guiping Road,
Kuala Lumpur, MY
18 18 Lingkaran Syed Putra
Taguig, PH
Ascott Bonifacio Global City Manila 5th Avenue 28th St
Xinyi District, TW
88 Yanchang Rd
Bangkok, TH
89 AIA Capital Center, 24th Floor, Ratchadaphisek Road
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Sea Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$722 m

Latest funding size

$550 m

Time since last funding

a year ago


Sea's latest funding round in May 2017 was reported to be $550 m. In total, Sea has raised $722 m. Sea's latest valuation is reported to be $3.8 b.
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Sea Financials

Sea's revenue was reported to be $345.70 m in Y, 2016 which is a 18.3% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (Y, 2016)

345.7 m

Revenue growth (Y, 2015 - Y, 2016), %


Net income (Y, 2016)

(225 m)

Market valuation

3.8 b
USDY, 2014Y, 2015Y, 2016


160.8 m292.1 m345.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Net Income

(90.9 m)(107.3 m)(225 m)
USDY, 2016


1.3 m
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Sea Operating Metrics

Q4, 2016Jun, 2017

Daily Users (Garena)

12.90 m

Monthly Users (Garena)

40.10 m

Monthly Users (Shopee)

5.40 m
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Sea Online and Social Media Presence

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Sea News and Updates

From Start-Up to Unicorn

From Start-Up to UnicornHow does a startup become Singapore’s first billion-dollar internet company? Garena, founded in 2009 by Group CEO and Chairman Forrest Li, aspires to be like the internet giants Alibaba and Tencent Holdings Ltd. HQ Asia speaks with Group President Nick Nash on how they’re growing quickly and capital…

How companies in Southeast Asia can cater to the unbanked market

Southeast Asia’s unbanked population currently sits in the hundred millions, companies — both corporates and startups — need to leverage the range of e-payment tech to successfully penetrate these markets

Thai entrepreneur spearheads Garena Online - The Nation

MANEERUT Anulomsombut, chief executive officer of Garena Online (Thailand), is spearheading Garena’s expansion into the fields of e-payment and e-shopping from its base in the online gaming business.

Garena's secret sauce: its people

GARENA - the Singapore-based Internet and mobile platform company said to be valued at some US$3.75 billion, making it South-east Asia's largest unicorn - has revealed its secret sauce for success: its people. Read more at The Business Times.

E50 Awards fete the nimblest in business

THE 50 local businesses that made it to the Enterprise 50 (E50) Awards list this year were on Tuesday feted for their ability to stay ahead of the curve. Read more at The Business Times.

21 Influential People In Tech Who Are Putting Singapore On The World Map

Editor’s Note: We’ve added more to the list since this article was first published Singaporeans have always been an entrepreneurial bunch, especially in the area of tech. Many have even outgrew the local market, and in search of an international … The post 21 Influential People In Tech Who Are Putti…
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