Startup Profiles

Singapore’s HealthTech firm Qritive aims to improve cancer diagnosis through AI [Q&A]

Singapore-based HealthTech startup Qritive aims to onboard 4,000 pathologists on its analytics network in the next three years, as it continues to expand regionally, its top…

Hong Kong’s brandtech firm Gusto Collective eyes expansion to SG, Tokyo, Bangkok after recent fundraising [Q&A]

Gusto Collective, a Hong Kong-based BrandTech holding company which raised seed plus funding last month, is eyeing regional digital-forward cities like Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok…

Thai startup ZTRUS aims to double revenue as it expands in home country & regionally

Thailand-based automatic data entry service platform ZTRUS, which plans to raise Series A funding this year, aims to scale further in its home country and explore expansion…

Indonesian culinary multi-brand firm Hangry eyes up to 100 outlets in 2022 while hunting for M&A targets

Indonesian culinary multi-brand startup Hangry, which raised an additional $22 million for its Series A funding last month, plans to have up to 100 outlets in the country this…

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…