Beyond ridesharing and food delivery services, there are heaps of other Asia-based on-demand startups catering to your whims and fancies
Ever heard of Magic? It’s basically an on-demand service for anything and everything as long as it’s legal (it claims). Do you want to let a thousand helium-filled balloons into the air for no reason at all? Or perhaps you fancy a five-figure sum dinner on a Spanish warship replica with a Jack Sparrow impersonator serving you exquisite 80-years-old French wine, but have no clue where to even begin. Just text 408-596-5017 and see your wishes fulfilled (only available in the US currently).
The next five Asia-based on-demand startups on this list, unfortunately, are not going to be as impressive as Magic (honestly, it’s pretty hard to top), but they provide services catering to your everyday needs.
Singapore-based startup BeeZee assists you with your home care needs. Using its app — available on both the Android and iOS — you can order a range of services including – laundry, babysitter, courier, pets, cleaning, air-con, plumbing, electrician, and locksmith.
It partners with various merchants to deliver the services, and aims to provide clear and transparent pricing for its customers.
Like BeeZee, Sixhands also delivers on-demand home services in Singapore. Although, in this case, it’s focuses is on only cleaning. What’s cool is the level of customisation it affords to its customers.
They can choose between a one-off adhoc cleaning service, a monthly cleaning schedule of up to eight sessions, or a completely customised cleaning session.
The cost is calculated based on the size of their domicile and the number of hours of cleaning required. It also charges extra if Sixhands has to use its own cleaning equipment.
There are restrictions though, it would not accept jobs which involve heights or heavy loads. In addition, Sixhands will not clean up your dog poop or polish your 9th century Inca statue.
Singapore-based startup Kluje connects homeowners and contractors via its Android and iOS app for the purpose of renovation, home improvement or other minor jobs.
To streamline this process for customers, it vets through the contractors thoroughly, ensuring only qualified and reliable ones list on the platform.
Customers then list their job requests on the site and wait for contractors to bid for them.
India-based Jet Set Clean aims to be a one-stop provider of laundry and dry cleaning in Delhi NCR, India.
Through its desktop platform, mobile app or hotline, a customers can place a booking and arrange for the dirty laundry to be picked up anywhere in Delhi NCR. Jet Set Clean promises to have them cleaned, ironed or dry-washed and delivered back to the customer’s doorstep within 24 hours.
Malaysia-based startup Helpr is a little more ambitious than the other four startups. It’s an all rounder on-demand service; your very own personal assistant.
Backed by 500 Startups, Helpr can run your errands and dispatches, buy gifts, groceries, order food, travel tickets, and even conduct research for you. It’s kind of like a less-wacky version of Magic (so no ordering of tigers).
Just send a text to Helpr’s number between 9am and 7pm daily, make payment via its 128-bit encrypted HTTPS link, and your request will be fulfilled almost instantaneously. Currently, it’s only available in Malaysia.
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