The Thaiger is one of Thailand’s most diverse and innovative media startups – we deliver the most up-to-date news and information from across Thailand to our English and Thai-speaking audiences. The national news is our lifeblood, we report it in written format on our website, mobile app, social media channels and in video format on our daily YouTube shows.
Every month our website and mobile apps are visited by more than 6 million readers and our YouTube shows are viewed more than 2 million times. As we grow beyond being just a ‘news site’, we are offering our audience local deals and discounts from a huge network of local partners, a new super-app to replace the old one, insurance and finance products and so much more. And for our clients, we’re expanding our offering of simple media advertising to include much more targeted and relevant advertising packages, alongside our high-end media productions.
The Thaiger is so much more than just a news site.
A (very) Brief History
Formed in 2018 as a digital rebrand of The Phuket Gazette, one of Thailand’s largest and well-known English language regional print newspapers, The Thaiger expanded beyond local Phuket news, going nationwide. Our Thai language offering was launched just a year later and has long since surpassed the readership of the English news, with local Thai’s coming to read about the latest news, sport, lottery and entertainment.
Having acquired The Phuket Gazette, the new owners, Digitial Broker Ventures, wasted no time digitising the company – shifting everything online; a new website, Social Media presence, a YouTube channel, forum and mobile applications. And the old print newspaper was replaced with a daily email newsletter, sent straight to your inbox.
In 2021 we carried out our first external fund-raising round in which members of the audience were invited to invest in The Thaiger Pte. Ltd. for our Pre Series-A Round. We were able to successfully raise almost half a million US-Dollars from several Thaiger followers. This money was used to expand the company beyond just reporting the news and help us diversify into other areas, such as eCommerce, Daily Deals, Media Production and more. Exciting times lay ahead for The Thaiger Team!
Join The Thaiger
Interested in what we do and want to be a part of it? We’re always looking to grow our team, so send us over your CV and we’ll be in touch. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.