Empowering businesses and individuals to ship and
collect payment anywhere in Myanmar
A last mile and cash on delivery platform which empowers businesses and individuals
Our Agents across the country make it possible to deliver every corner of the country.
We facilitate various types of digital payment and cash collection from end customers and settle the payment in cash or banking to our merchants within three working days.
We empower businesses to earn more by partnering with us to distribute their products nationwide, and empower individuals to earn extra income by working as our agents or delivery partners.
Marathon Myanmar Co., Ltd is a tech-enabled logistics company providing last mile delivery, warehousing and payment collection services to SMEs nationwide. Marathon started with two founders and three employees with the vision to build a last mile and cash on delivery platform which connects delivery networks across Myanmar. Our team has grown to 100+ employees across 100 cities (pre-1st Feb 2021) empowering businesses and individuals to ship parcels and collect cash anywhere in Myanmar. Marathon is owned by Myanmar Shareholders, two of whom are co-founders, and Singapore-based Seed Myanmar Venture Limited.
The management team are supported by board advisors with international experience in Investment Banking, Logistics, and Business Management. Marathon has raised investment from three rounds of investment from Seed Myanmar Venture Limited, the fund under Singapore based Venture Capital Firm-Vulpes. In April 2020, during Covid-19 pandemic period, Marathon received logistic partner of the month award from Shop.com.mm (An Alibaba Company), the largest ecommerce platform in Myanmar. The company's five-year goal is to provide sustainable delivery, payment, and distribution services to every corner of Myanmar especially to most rural areas with restricted transportation access.
To empower businesses and individuals to ship products direct to anyone and collect payment anywhere in Myanmar.
To build a last mile and cash on delivery platform which connects delivery networks across Myanmar.
Treat colleagues, customers and business partners in a way we want to be treated
Conduct business with a “Can Do” attitude
Take ownership and deliver what we commit
Accept failures, speak openly and ask for help
Be fair, honest and think win-win
Okkar is a transportation engineer with strong analytical and practical knowledge of postal service, traffic management, highway design, and solving transportation problems. Okkar holds an educational background in the United States, and previously worked as a counterpart of the Ministry of Construction, Myanmar for the Arterial Road Network Development Master Plan implemented by KOICA. Okkar received his master’s degree in Civil Engineering (Transportation) from the City University of New York (City College) and his bachelor’s degree in Transportation Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Aung Ko Swe joined the family trading business after graduation. Before he had founded Marathon, he had seven years working experience in domestic and international trading, especially with Korea and Japan. He holds M.Sc in Computer Science from the University of Yangon, and B.Sc in Computer Science from Yadanabon University. He is currently overseeing the company’s operation and managing the agent network infrastructure of Marathon nationwide. He applies his knowledge in IT in bridging the gap between ground operations and technology.
Sett Wai Aung joined in the early days of Marathon as the business analyst. He holds B.A(English) degree from Dagon University and received diploma in Computer Science from Yangon University. He holds different roles in Business Analysis, System Implementation and Business Development, and mainly involve in building Marathon’s tech ecosystem. He engages with management team and users to understand how data-driven changes to operation procedures, services and software can improve efficiencies and add value. He is currently leading the technology team and identifying effective solutions for business software system issues.
Myo Myint Oo previously worked in a local trading ad distribution house and received BA(Myanmar) Degree from Myingyan Degree College. He is one of the early employees of Marathon and works in operation and agent relation departments. He grew Marathon’s agent network from 22 cities to 100 cities, becoming one of the largest courier networks in the country within 3 years. He is working as an operation and logistics lead and responsible for planning, coordinating, and monitoring logistics operations such as warehousing, inventory, transportation, and line-haul processes.
Ma Su received BBA(Economic) from Yangon Institute of Economic and previously worked in sales and marketing in Thailand. She joined as sales and marketing lead for Marathon Express and grew from 300 merchants to 1,000 merchants within 9 months during the 1st and 2nd Wave of Covid-19 pandemic. She is responsible for the sales and marketing, researching, and developing marketing opportunities and planning and implementing new sales plans.
Marathon Myanmar received a grant from JICA Myanmar in April 2022. The details are as follows:
Donor agency – JICA Myanmar
Grant total project cost - USD 4,000
Project Name – ACCESS(Accelerating Co-creation and Empowerment of Startup Solutions) Booster
Project Agenda – To provide tailor made support from talented experts in the startup ecosystem to boost startups’ businesses and create greater social impact
Project timeline - from 2 May 2022 to 1 July2022
In January 2021, Marathon was one of the finalists of the MoCOM E-Commerce Innovation Challenge, a join program by the Ministry of Commerce Myanmar (MoCOM) and UNDP Myanmar under the Government's COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP). Read More
Marathon Myanmar, one of the country’s leading e-commerce delivery companies, also reported significantly higher demand for delivery services during the pandemic. Their solution to meeting the demand has been somewhat creative, with the company recruiting taxi drivers and freelance delivery cyclists into its existing technology platform. The initiative helps to increase delivery capacity, whilst providing extra income for both taxi drivers Read More
Many retailers quickly began to rely on e-commerce, and logistics companies have seen a rapid increase in distribution of digitally purchased goods. Okkar Phyo, CEO of logistics company Marathon Myanmar, which serves more than 600 companies that sell goods online, reported a 20pc growth in parcel deliveries since COVID-19 broke out, compared to the preceding quarter. Much of this volume has been fuelled by demand outside of the biggest cities. Read More
Singapore-based Seed Myanmar Ventures Limited, a country-focused venture capital fund targeting early stage technology companies, has closed a six-digit round in Marathon Myanmar Company Limited, a delivery service platform. Read More