Next-Gen location sharing social app, Jagat, gains massive traction, surpassing 1 million DAUs within the first month

Singapore – WEBWIRE

Singapore-Indonesia based startup, Jagat, attracted more than 1 million daily active users (DAU) within the first month after launch, topping global charts. The startup with a background in social, gaming, and commerce, is backed by leading investors in the Southeast Asian tech scene.

This emerging startup has gained significant traction globally, topping the charts in Taiwan, Spain and in some Eastern European regions. The companys vision is to revolutionize experience of its social map app by integrating a whole new augmented experience in the near future.

The companys pioneer launch was attended and endorsed by the President of Republic of Indonesia where they featured a social-first mobile virtual world where users can explore, create, and connect with others in real-time in a game-like environment.

According to the companys CEO, Barry Beagen, their initial traction is only the beginning. We are building a social platform for the next-generation. We believe social networking platforms should get users to go out more, and explore the world with their friends. We start with location sharing as a foundation because we believe the need for location is universal, and on top of this, well be building exciting features that not only will allow the next generation of mobile users to have more fun in this hybrid real and virtual world, but also to power countless businesses and creators worldwide.

Amongst the new generation of social apps that encourage spontaneous and authentic interactions, Jagat draws inspiration from successful platforms like Zenly. Jagat has already surpassed Zenlys DAU numbers at the time of its acquisition by Snap for $200 million in 2017. With over 1,000,000 daily active users and growing, Jagat is gaining momentum and expanding its global reach under the leadership of Beagen, who was trained as an architect and urban planner and had worked with cities around the world.

Jagats growth has been fueled by user-driven virality, sharing invitation links on social media like Twitter, Tiktok and RED (xiao hong shu) for east Asian markets. With features like real-time location sharing, status updates, and immersive emoji based interactions, Jagat allows users to stay connected with their peers in a way that feels more authentic and immediate, which attracts mostly high school and university students.

Patrick Walujo, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Northstar Group, the first institutional investor in Jagat, said, Jagats founding team is unique, and comes with backgrounds in tech spanning AI/ML, e-commerce, social media and gaming. With their dynamic and agile go-to-market approach, their insights into this next generation social map app has the potential to transform the way we see location sharing and exploring the world with our mobile phones today. We are excited to be part of this journey and look forward to seeing Jagat redefine the future of social media for the next generation.

As Jagat continues to expand its global presence, the company remains committed in its mission to create a more inclusive and engaging social network that benefits individuals and businesses alike. Apart from being an up and coming social platform, Jagat is one of the few SEA startups that are able to break into the global market, a sign for a promising future of tech in the region.

Maui Bee Tour Re-Opens in New Location

 The Maui Bee Tour originally opened in December of 2019 in Hali’imaile, Maui and was forced to close shortly thereafter due to the global pandemic. During this time, the Maui Bee Tour has been relocating the hives and creating a new bee farm in Lahaina and it is now reopened for tours. There will be three tours daily Monday through Friday at 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.

“We used the time we were closed to move our hives to a better location for our bees, plant native plants that attract pollinators and create a really great experience for our guests,” said Eldon Dorsett, Beekeeper and Co-Owner of the Maui Bee Tour and Lahaina Honey Co.

Dorsett goes on to explain how he got into beekeeping, “Several years ago, I found an abandoned honeybee hive in the woods next to my property in Olowalu, Maui. The hive had been knocked over by an excavator and the bees were going crazy. The hive had split apart so the comb was showing, and thousands of bees were pouring out. I put on a makeshift bee suit (not at all a bee suit) and headed out to help the bees. After being stung relentlessly, I got the hive on a pallet and all was well again, except there was a problem, I was hooked. I began reading every book I could find, visited beekeepers, went to classes, and scoured the internet for every bit of information about honeybees. I was obsessed. I started saving/removing hives from homes and businesses and used those hives to build my apiary. Then I started placing hives on farms for pollination/honey production. Finally, I wanted to share what I had learned about the beautiful and complex world of the honeybee. That brings us to our permanent location in Launiupoko in West Maui and home of Lahaina Honey Co. and the Maui Bee Tour. It’s beautiful, my bees are happy, and the view is incredible, so come see me for the Maui Bee Tour and I’ll talk your ear off.”

The Maui Bee Tour and Lahaina Honey Co. are located at 700 Punakea Loop in Lahaina above Lahaina Stables. Tours can be booked online at or by calling (808) 793-4660. Kamaʻāina can save 20% off by using KAMRATE as the promo code at checkout. Honey can be purchased on-site or online at

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