Startup Profiles

How SandStar enhances the customer experience with AI-powered contactless retail [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. SandStar is a winner in the category Startup Awards – Artificial…

How Tookitaki enhances trust in FinTech through intelligent and inclusive regulatory compliance [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. Tookitaki is a winner in the category Startup Awards - Artificial…

ORIGIN: AI as a game changer in retail, finance, and customer engagement amid increased digitalization

The digital economy is on the rise in Southeast Asia. According to the 5th Edition of the e-Conomy SEA by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, the internet economy has hit…

Design and delivery should be the main drivers of EdTech, say learning experts at Amdon Consulting Group

The pandemic has upended a lot of industries on a global scale. It has had a considerable impact on the education sector. According to the UN Children’s Fund, more than a billion…

Eric Cheng, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Carsome Group

Carsome Co-Founder and Group CEO Eric Cheng on addressing pain points in a decades-old industry

Anyone who is looking for a good deal on a used car knows the pain points. Unless you have considerable knowledge or expertise in automobiles, chances are you will have difficulty…

Meet the 4 winners of Gobi’s SuperSeed II Championship

After several months of paring down from 64 initial startups over four stages of evaluations, Malaysia’s SuperSeed II Championship on Friday reached its crescendo with the…

The Singapore startup building Africa’s ‘super app’

Raphael Dana came right out and said it: his startup, Gozem, is “fully inspired” by Grab and Gojek in the way it’s trying to build a “super app.” By that,…

Riding the ‘shared mobility’ boom

There aren’t many tech companies that go back to the 1980s, but here’s one for you. Long before ride-hailing and the term "micromobility" became a thing, a keen electrical…

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The startup doing virtual fitness before it was cool

A few years ago, races were something people did together. You’d go to a marathon or a 5K for cheering crowds, outstretched hands offering water bottles, sweaty masses of…

Sister act: These siblings are building a property startup with a difference

There aren’t too many siblings—or any family members—who work together in tech, yet it feels so natural for the Wong sisters that initially they didn’t see why people would be…