Asian startups are making waves in a variety of industries, from technology and healthcare to agriculture and transportation. These innovative companies are using their unique perspectives and approaches to disrupt traditional industries and solve problems in new and creative ways.
One Asian startup that is making a big impact is GoJek, an Indonesian ride-hailing and delivery company. Founded in 2010, GoJek has quickly become a major player in the Southeast Asian market, offering a wide range of services including ride-hailing, food delivery, and on-demand services such as massages and cleaning. The company has also expanded into financial services, food delivery and media and is looking to enter new markets in the region. They currently operate in three countries.
Founded in Singapore, Carousell is a popular peer-to-peer marketplace that allows users to buy and sell a wide range of new and used items, including fashion, electronics, and home goods. It evens lists homes and cars. The company has raised over $300 million in funding and has expanding into other markets including Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Cambodia, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Opn Payments (formerly Omise) is a fintech company that offers a range of payment solutions for businesses in Thailand and the broader Southeast Asian region. The company’s platform allows businesses to accept online payments, issue virtual credit cards, and more, and has raised over $100 million in funding from such companies as Siam Commercial Bank, Toyota Financial Services Corporation and more.
In the healthcare sector, Asian startups are also making a splash. One example is WeDoctor, a Chinese telemedicine company that is using technology to connect patients with doctors and other healthcare professionals. WeDoctor’s platform allows users to book appointments, consult with doctors remotely, and access medical records and other information. The company has raised over $1 billion in funding and is expanding internationally. It is backed by China’s formidable tech company Tencent.
Overall, Asian startups are using technology and innovation to solve problems and disrupt traditional industries in a variety of sectors. From ride-hailing and delivery to healthcare and logistics, these companies are making a big impact and are poised for continued growth and success in the future.