#Asia 34 startups in Asia that caught our eye


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1. CollegeDekho | India

CollegeDekho connects colleges and their course listings with interested students and includes features like a step-by-step search tool that uses basic interests to figure out appropriate colleges and chat forums for prospective and enrolled students in the same college. It also provides information on a variety of entrance exams and rankings.

2. Bookme | Pakistan (Startup Profile)

Pakistani startup Bookme is an online booking platform for movies, events, and bus services. The startup just announced a partnership with local company Lychee Ventures to bring bus and cinema ticketing services to Yangon.

3. SwarmX | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Singapore-based startup SwarmX wants to make entire drone fleets – and not just individual drones – easy to command, using a system called HiveMind and a hardware called a hive.

4. Arch -The Way | India

Kolkata-based startup Arch -The Way is a WhatsApp-like mobile app which puts teachers in touch with students. Students don’t have to exchange contacts and teachers assign a unique batch code to every group. Parents can also keep in touch with teachers to find out how their children are progressing in class.

5. Burpple | Singapore)

Launched in 2012, social food review app Burpple is a mobile app and website that helps users decide where to dine. But rather than simply building up its volume of food venue listings, the startup focuses on guided curation.

6. Arya.ai | India

Mumbai-based startup Arya.ai developed a study companion that can store a database of previous research, then help with relevant queries in real time. With the research companion, you can leave the mindless tasks to your robot study buddy and maximize efficiency by only concentrating on the parts of your day you have to put in some good old-fashioned human creativity.

7. BitMEX | Hong Kong (Startup Profile)

BitMEX is a real-time Bitcoin-based trading platform. Currently, the service is still limited to currency futures trading, but programs for stock derivatives and other financial products are in the works. Since launching in early 2015, it has garnered 3,400 registered users and is now trading an average of US$5 million each day.

8. iMMi Life | India (Startup Profile)

iMMi Life is an initiative to provide access to cardiologists and promote good health habits among the underserved population of India, providing cost-effective and accessible options fot health and encouraging patients to go to hospitals at the first sign of heart trouble.

Cardiologists registered in the iMMi network will get a notification when an electrocardiogram (ECG) is available for examination, which they can read at their leisure. Cardiologists get paid per reading. If the consensus is “no,” then the service is free for the patient.

9. Ematic | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Singapore-based Ematic provides applications and insights on email marketing, specializing in ecommerce. Its products are aimed at marketers who want to increase their company’s visibility and attract more customers, by streamlining their marketing methods.

10. Niki | India (Startup Profile)

Niki is a simple, no-frills virtual assistant powered by artificial intelligence and does two things, for now: top-up your phone credit and hail an Uber or Ola cab.

11. Loco | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Developed by Singapore-based 40Tasks, hyperlocal flash deals site Loco allows brick-and-mortar stores to advertise deals to shoppers passing by, react to different situations, and set up different offers to users.

12. Cardiotrack | India

Cardiotrack is the first in a line of healthcare diagnostic products from Uber Diagnostics. It’s a small device for doctors that can take a 12-point electrocardiogram (ECG) from a patient, transfer it onto a smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth, and from there it can be uploaded to the cloud, allowing the results to be sent to a physician for evaluation.

12. Vanitee | Thailand (Startup Profile)

Vanitee is a website where people can book beauty services and pay, all through the website and app. It now has nails, hairstyling, brow, and makeup services. The startup also provides beauty professionals with tools to run their businesses better. These include a customer relationship management, real-time scheduling, revenue tracking, invoicing and billing, and more.

13. Kapital Boost | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Kapital Boost is an Islamic-based crowdfunding platform for small business asset purchases and monetizes by taking an administration fee from the borrowers as a percentage of the total funding.

14. GoGame | Singapore

Developed by mobile games publisher GoGame, GoPlay allows developers to pick and choose the services they need for their game. A simple drag-n-drop interface allows them to customize the offering as required. It also lets developers publish for free, but additional products provide services like marketing, analytics, customer acquisition, community management, payment systems, and so on, at a price.

15. GiveReceipt | Malaysia (Startup Profile)

GiveReceipt aims to provide small businesses with a cheap, easy, and tech-enabled way to sort out their paperwork.

16. Applop | India

Applop enables businesses to not only make their app themselves, but also maintain them. They can even start their own mobile commerce store via the app and integrate a payment gateway into it.

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