Startup Profiles

Vietnam’s Loship eyes opportunities in ‘quick commerce’ as it strives for NYSE listing by 2024

Vietnam-based delivery startup Loship, which aims to list on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) by 2024, is eyeing opportunities in quick commerce as the firm expands into tier-3 and…

Bezos-backed Ula to scale up ‘pay later’ options for underserved small retailers in Indonesia

Indonesia e-commerce startup Ula, which recently roped in Jeff Bezos’ Bezos Expeditions as an investor, is scaling up its pay later options to small retailers in the country,…

Rodeo is building brand journeys and revolutionizing transit advertising with analytics [Q&A with Valens Subramaniam]

The advertising industry was one of the first to suffer the effects of the widespread COVID pandemic last year, with 2020 being the most ‘crushing’ year for the industry since the…

Telehealth and online pharmacies are leading the growth in the healthcare industry, says Doctor Anywhere’s Lim Wai Mun [Q&A]

In August this year, Singapore-headquartered digital health platform Doctor Anywhere (DA) announced the completion of its S$88 million (US$65.7 million) Series C funding round led…

Snaphunt envisions a future with a global talent pool, fully-automated recruitment [Q&A with Tulika Tripathi]

Human resources (HR) tech was not left out of Covid-19’s long-term accelerated digitalization of the workforce and workplace. Major work trends have been turned on their heads in…

How Carsome became Malaysia’s largest tech unicorn – with a little help from a friend

Gobi Partners’ continued faith and multiple investments into Carsome paved the way for the e-commerce platform to dominate Southeast Asia’s used car scene, en route to becoming…

Tale of the (used car) tape: Putting Carsome and Carro head-to-head

Carsome vs Carro: Who wins Southeast Asia’s used car fight? Carsome’s planned merger with iCarAsia makes it Malaysia’s first unicorn -- just a month after its closest competitor,…

The future of decentralized finance is in ease of user experience, says Flurry Finance CEO Mike Ting [Q&A]

DeFi, or decentralized finance, is disrupting the FinTech industry as we know it. As of writing, the total value locked in US dollars on DeFi platforms is at $55.47 billion--a…

Warung Pintar

Digital transformation has accelerated the warung ecosystem in Indonesia, says Warung Pintar’s Agung Bezharie Hadinegoro [Q&A]

The COVID pandemic has upended many industries around the globe. For one, restrictions in movements meant that many businesses lost profitability, especially those that relied on…

Val Yap, Founder & CEO, PolicyPal

InsurTech startup PolicyPal addresses pain points faced by policyholders [ORIGIN Innovation Awards Q&A]

Editor’s note: This interview is part of a Q&A series with winners of the ORIGIN Innovation Awards 2020. Val Yap is a winner in the category Movers & Shakers Awards –…