#Asia 39 startups in Asia that caught our eye


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1. Sociolla | Indonesia (Startup Profile)

Indonesia-based cosmetics and beauty ecommerce site Sociolla allows users to shop by brand or by department, under the categories of makeup, skincare, haircare, nails, bath and body, accessories, fragrances, and gifts.

2. Jugnoo | India (Startup Profile)

Jugnoo is an Uber-esque app for motorized rickshaws from India. The startup currently has three apps – Jugnoo Auto, Jugnoo Meals, and Jugnoo Fatafat. Together, they allow users to instantly hail auto rickshaws, order home-cooked meals, and get groceries delivered to their homes. All of the startup’s services are completed by auto rickshaws.

3. Arcstone | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Singapore-based Arcstone is a data analytics and operations startup for manufacturing plants. The company’s “Operations Platform” product, now in its second iteration, helps manufacturers monitor, maintain, and manage their equipment as well as the processes followed in the plant.

4. Lulio | Hong Kong (Startup Profile)

By analyzing teenagers’ mental health through mobile games, Hong Kong-based Lulio hopes to gather data that could spot warning signs of depression or even suicidal tendencies. The startup has been working with psychologists on their school pilot studies, and plans to launch its first games in February 2016.

5. Kaodim | Malaysia (Startup Profile)

Kaodim is a services marketplace. If users are in search of a plumber, a cleaner, or a wedding photographer, the startup can match you up with a corresponding provider. It’s a model similar to Thumbtack in the US, and it seems to be catching on in Southeast Asia.

6. ReplyAll | Israel (Startup Profile)

ReplyAll allows users to invite others to engage in a debate, exchange ideas, ruminate on life, and then publish the discussion on their site or social feeds.

7. Villa-Finder | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Started in August 2012, Villa-Finder offers a very unique selection of villas for holiday rental. All the properties on the site have to meet strict quality control guidelines before they’re accepted. Some of the key criteria are maintenance, location, and quality of structure.

8. UrbanClap | India

Gurgaon-based UrbanClap offers 84 types of home services that can be ordered online, ranging from yoga to guitar lessons to wedding photography. It promises to put customers in touch with “trusted professionals” and conducts rigorous background checks. Customers are allowed to dig into the workers’ past works too.

9. Cantik | Indonesia (Startup Profile)

Cantik is women’s fashion ecommerce portal, aiming at a broad audience with mid- to low-range income levels. The site offers a variety of affordable and trendy clothes, including dresses, tops, shoes, bags, accessories, and beauty products.

10. SmartHR | Japan

Developed by Tokyo-based startup Kufu, SmartHR replaces physical documents and face-to-face meetings with public servants by putting everything in the cloud. The company claims that it can reduce the time it takes to file new employee paperwork – usually a three-week process – to just one week.

11. Ryde | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Ryde is a carpooling app based in Singapore. According to the founder, the drivers are not taxi drivers and are carpooling to save some costs, meet new people and save the environment. The startup aims to provide a platform for them to meet new people and do some good.

12. Zelos | Indonesia (Startup Profile)

Zelos wants to reduce the overall workload in the recruiting process for both students and businesses. On the recruitment platform, only students with the right credentials can apply for certain positions.

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