Startup Profiles

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 –…

YouTrip adopts hyper-localized strategies to differentiate from other multi-currency providers [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. Caecilia Chu is a winner in the category Movers & Shakers Awards -…

How HKSTP supports the startup and corporate innovation ecosystem through partnerships and acceleration [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. HKSTP is a winner in the category Community Builder Award. When it…

Kevin Hoong and Michelle Chin, Co-Founders of Oyen

The rise of pet-focused e-commerce is a sign of maturing market, says Oyen’s Kevin Hoong amid pet InsurTech’s $420K Seed raise

After launching its digital-first pet insurance platform in Malaysia in April this year, Oyen announced this June that it has raised Seed funding of $420,000 participated by…

Shabab Muhaddes, APAC General Manager of Vesta

As e-commerce grows, merchants and payment providers must address the need to combat fraud [Q&A with Shabab Muhaddes]

There is no question about the growing digitalization of businesses across Southeast Asia. The e-Conomy SEA 2020 report by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Co., reported that a…

Built on open innovation, True Digital Park fosters entrepreneurship and innovation with its expansive campus [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. True Digital Park is a winner in the category Community Builder……

EcoWorth Tech aims for sustainability by eliminating linear economy practices, promoting zero-carbon production, and reducing global waste [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. EcoWorth Tech is a winner in the category Best Sustainable Solution.…