After you finish reading this article, you will have discovered some of the top trending startups around Asia. Some of them are new and upcoming, and others have already established themselves as successful startups.

The startups in this list are in no particular order and we tried to include as many countries as we could. We hope you enjoy.

Here are the list of 50 upcoming startups…

(Click on the links below to go directly to the companies.)

Simplify | Pegaxis | Grain | HealthifyMe | | Freee | Kostoom | | Shadowfax | Offpeak | Vault Dragon | ShweProperty | BookDoc | Pathao | Proov | Indus OS | Printerous | Mangobaaz | Cermati | BeautyHooked | Glints | Halodoc | Zilingo | Lunch Actually | Travel Jar | Call Levels | CupidCare | One97 Communications | Omise | Practo | Coupang | OYO Rooms | Dianping-Meituan | Zomato | Didi Chuxing | Ola | iFlix | DJI | ACommerce | Candee | Withinnovation | Skootar | Wefit | Polyglots | Dot | Take Me Tour | FlySpace | Quicker | Kentongan | Mobike


1. Simplify (Malaysia)

Simplify is a peer-to-peer Internet sharing platform founded in 2016 with the mission to “Redefine Mobile Internet”. The app already has over 50,000 downloads. Malaysia is the most popular destination, followed by the US and Italy. It’s growing organically in places like Singapore too with many tour guides offering it as an extra service to their customers. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Simplify idea and its business model were validated and refined at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. The technology that powered Simplify has since granted a US Patent.


2. Pegaxis (Singapore)

Pegaxis is a property management platform seeking to transform the procurement and management of property management related services. The tools that they have created provides condominiums with the much-needed framework to help keep track of projects – lending efficiency, accountability and transparency to the exchange of information that translates into significant time and cost savings. By centralizing the procurement workflow on Pegaxis, the process of obtaining quotations for the various property management services required by the property is much more organized and traceable. Property management companies can now procure the best service providers for their condominiums and commercial properties and better manage multiple ongoing projects. Condominium management councils can also track the whole procurement process and take control of the condominium’s expenditure.


3. Grain (Singapore)

Grain’s mission is to create great food and make it accessible to everyone. Their menu is purposely narrow with four different meals available each day on a selection that rotates every week. The Series A round was undisclosed but the final amount raised was rumored to be around $2.45 million SGD. When you feel hungry or if you just feel like eating, go onto Grain’s website and look through their ever-changing menu.


4. HealthifyMe (India)

Get Fit, Eat Better, and Lose Weight with HealthifyMe, India’s premium Calorie Counter and Weight Loss Coach. Awarded among the Best Apps on Google Play for 2 years in a row, HealthifyMe gives you access to India’s Largest Calorie Counter with a large database of over 100,000 Indian foods to help you track your meals along with your nutritional intake on a daily basis. The app also equips you with your very own fitness, nutrition and yoga coaches who will give you a personalized workout and diet plan to suit your fitness needs. Whether your goal is weight loss, weight gain or to stay fit, HealthifyMe is your complete fitness app. 60% of HealthifyMe’s premium users are experiencing visible changes, and lose up to 2kg in the first month, courtesy continuous monitoring coupled with personal coaching from India’s top nutritionists and fitness trainers.


5. (Cambodia)

BookMeBus is one of the leading bus ticket booking systems in Cambodia. They are one of the most successful startups in Cambodia, and have been featured in several conferences, online articles. They offer online ticketing for bus travelers mainly in Cambodia. BookMeBus was conceptualized in 2013, and has since then grown not only in popularity but also in size. While founder, Langda, was the initial employee in his start up, he has now approximately 10 people under his employ. With this, Langda hopes that the growth will be steady, despite its detractors. For a start-up, BookMeBus not only helps travelers, but also young, aspiring Cambodians to believe in their capabilities. And it has opened more job opportunities for the youth as well. As BookMeBus continues to grow, more and more bus companies are looking to support the start-up and work together in providing the best travel experience that travelers can hope for, which all starts with purchasing the bus tickets.


6. Freee (Japan)

Freee is cloud accounting software. Daily accounting as well as easier settlement and final declaration. Easy to do a journal entry, invoice creation and receipt management without knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping. You can use it regardless of corporate or individual business owner. Easy with book, swipe booking. You can register journal entries of bank accounts and credit cards that you have automatically acquired by journal with one hand. With Freee receipts and invoices upload images taken with smartphones. Document management is also easier. Freee helps navigate the steps of the work until the final declaration, the flow of the final declaration and the guidance final return declaration. Just answer simple questions, automatically create a final return form. Even if you are the first person, declare the slakla final. Even white declaration and blue business declaration of the individual business owner can be done easily.


7. Kostoom (Indonesia)

Kostoom is an on-demand tailor service. You can choose from a variety of styles from its website, or upload pictures of the type of gown you want to make. Kostoom works with its network of trusted tailors and ships it back to you when ready. Kostoom is an application that provides convenience to fashion entrepreneurs, owners of brand-name clothing or fashionistas to make your product or your own clothes only dream of in the clutch. Kostoom as well as applications that help home sewers to get more sewing order at a decent price. Founder Putry Yuli says she’s been in the garment business for 20 years. The business model makes clever use of an underutilized resource in Indonesia – freelance tailors who work from home or small shops. Putry knows the ones that are good at their trade and directs orders to whoever has free capacity.


8. (Philippines and Thailand)

Founded in 2014 by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Ron Hose and Runar Petursson, Coins is Southeast Asia’s leading mobile block chain-enabled platform that enables anyone, including those without bank accounts, to easily access financial services directly from their phone. Using Coins, customers have access to a mobile wallet and services such as remittances, airtime, bill payments, and online shopping at over 100,000 merchants who accept digital currency. Operating in the Philippines and Thailand, Coins’ mission is to increase financial inclusion by delivering financial services directly to people through their mobile phones.


9.  Shadowfax (India)

The startup was founded by Abhishek Bansal and his college mate Vaibhav Khandelwal in May 2015. Snapdeal co-founders Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, Zishaan Hayath of Powai Lake Ventures, and Prashant Malik of Limeroad pumped in the seed round of funding for Shadowfax. The investment comes at a time when several food and grocery delivery startups have become unsustainable because of poor margins and a funding squeeze. Shadowfax diversified from food delivery to enter the eCommerce, pharmacy, and grocery delivery verticals to improve its unit economics. Hyperlocal delivery startup Shadowfax has raised US$10 million in series B funding from Eight Roads Ventures, an investment arm of Fidelity International. It had raised US$8. 5 million from the same investor last year.


10. Offpeak (Malaysia)

Offpeak is an online platform that helps diners save money and time when booking great restaurants online. Once a restaurant is available in their directory, you can simply book and enjoy unlimited discounts at your favorite restaurant, every day, anytime. No more waiting for the right deal or coupon to come by. It’s easy to book and instantly confirmed. Offpeak restaurant discovery startup that helps diners find and book restaurants outside of those businesses’ usual rush hours. It also serves as a restaurant discovery tool. Let’s start enjoying great dining discounts, because with, every hour is off-peak hour. Offpeak offers food, beverage and dining discounts at some of the Best Restaurants in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand & Vietnam. Get the best dining discounts and save up to 50% of top restaurants in town on your daily dining.


11. Vault Dragon (Singapore)

Vault Dragon sells a software suite to help healthcare providers manage their operations better. It promises a future in which a patient’s medical record can be seamlessly transferred from clinic to clinic. The company has partnered with over 60 clinics, medical chains, and multinational corporations. Today, their healthcare solution is trusted by more than 60 healthcare institutions in Singapore, most of them using our platform to manage administrative and operational tasks. They have also digitized more than 700,000 unique patient records and are the first vertically integrated record company in Southeast Asia, offering end-to-end medical record solutions for doctors. From electronic record archival to case note, annotation, Vault Dragon offers it all.


12. ShweProperty (Myanmar) is the Myanmar real estate industry website – the best place to start your real estate search whether you are an investor, buying for own use, or looking for a place to rent. In Shweproperty, you can find thousands of properties for sale and rent with detailed information about each property, and photos. It’s an all-in-one real estate site with the most useful and timely information on real estate markets and trends to help you figure out exactly what, where and when to buy. Myanmar’s Real estate portal ShweProperty has over 60,000 home and apartment listings and over 350,000 visits per month. The startup claims they will focus on working closely with the nation’s top property developers and real estate agents.


13. BookDoc (Malaysia)

BookDoc, with presence in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Thailand, is an online platform that operates across the healthcare continuum connecting patients to healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, while incentivizing all to stay active. BookDoc has established an integrated online ecosystem for local and overseas health travelers. The ecosystem allows users to search and book healthcare professionals anytime and anywhere, and integrates seamlessly with navigation (Google Map, Waze), transport (Grab, Uber, AirAsia), accommodation (Agoda) and recommended restaurants & attractions (TripAdvisor) for a hassle-free and enjoyable experience to healthcare appointments. In addition, through BookDoc Activ, it rewards users for maintaining a high level of activity by partnering with major retailers and service providers that offer users discounts for achieving reward tiers based on activity level. The company is backed by a diverse group of investors from entrepreneurs to seasoned healthcare and insurance professionals, banker, regulators as well as ICT professionals.


14. Pathao (Bangladesh)

Eat the Dhaka traffic and get anywhere fast with on-demand motorbike rides from Pathao. Pathao is basically the Go-Jek of Bangladesh, it transports goods and people on two wheels. Users launch a request on the app, hop on the back seat of a two-wheeler, and get dropped at your destination for a fixed price. Timeslot delivery solves the most common issue of eCommerce business – getting the customers on time. All the Riders have been verified, not random people with bikes that they don’t know. They went through multiple phases of screening, training and tests. The startup also delivers over a thousand packages a day.


15.  Proov (Israel)

ProoV was created with a clear objective in mind – to simplify the complex way new technology is evaluated and adopted. With a market-network model, prooV puts the latest technologies and digital and social trends to use in an ecosystem specifically created for PoC success. Launched in 2016, Proov is a “pilot-as-a-service” company which is tearing down the barriers between slow-moving corporate behemoths and agile startups. An existing corporate can outline a problem that they’re facing and startups that have solutions for this problem pitch their ideas. Cofounders, Toby Olshanetsky (CEO) and Alexey Sapozhnikov (CTO), each have over 20 years of experience running PoCs, from both the enterprise and vendor side. They know first hand the pains that all parties involved in a PoC go through and have therefore made it their goal to redefine the PoC experience in its entirety.


16. Indus OS (India)

Indus OS has revolutionized the mobile industry by introducing the World’s First Regional Operating System. The Indus OS currently supports 12 major languages and is intended to digitally connect the next 1 billion people in the emerging markets. Most of India’s fast-growing band of new mobile internet users mostly relies on their native tongue. Predictive typing and easy translation between languages make the regional OS a boon for a multilingual society. It is based on Android, but adapted for the frugality of data usage in India. It has its own app store called App Bazaar, which has thousands of apps in regional languages. Indus OS recently raised $5 million Series A funding led by Omidyar Network.


17. Printerous (Indonesia)

Printerous is an online platform that produces prints and prints of the highest quality. We provide a variety of products and types of printing, ranging from printed personal photos, printed artwork, and printing for businesses, all based online. You do not have to waste time to go to the press and queue for hours, with Printerous now all easy, fast, and no hassle. For something personal and custom from your own favorite photos, present Printerous Moments. You can add a personal touch to your everyday life by printing photos from Instagram, Facebook, mobile, or desktop into an interesting product.


18. Mangobaaz (Pakistan)

MangoBaaz is an online platform that amplifies the voice of an alternative Pakistan. They create and handpick stories relevant to our young audience. Mangobaaz is a new media startup modeled loosely on Buzzfeed, to appeal directly to millennial needs. Most of the creative process behind its content comes from scraping trends from the internet. The idea for the company came when both were in Silicon Valley working at different startups. Ali Gul was at Benos – an event marketing automation firm – and Ali Ehsan at Okta, an enterprise security company. The team is constantly tracking comments on existing posts in an effort to understand what users want to consume. Additionally, they sometimes reach out to the community directly to solicit ideas.


19. Cermati (Indonesia)

Cermati, an online portal for finding and comparing financial products in Indonesia, announced today it’s raised a series A round of investment worth US$1. 9 million. The money came from Cermati’s existing investors, East Ventures and Japan-based Beenos Plaza. Cermati was co-founded by Andhy Koesnandar and Oby Sumampouw in December 2014. The pair previously worked as software engineers in the US before returning to Indonesia. Wanting to build a meaningful company and looking for opportunities, they landed on the financial sector, Andhy recounts. The site aggregates financial products such as loans from roughly 14 banks and multi-finance institutions. It lets credit-seekers apply for these online. Cermati gets rewards for successful conversions. Since its launch in 2015, Cermati has helped facilitate over US$4. 5 million worth of consumer loans.


20. BeautyHooked (Pakistan)

BeautyHooked is the first marketplace in Pakistan, where users can browse salon and spa services, review prices and special offers, and book an appointment at a time of their choosing. BeautyHooked wants to be that one-stop destination. The startup is the first marketplace in Pakistan, where users can browse salon and spa services, review prices and special offers, and book an appointment at a time of their choosing. And women consumers in Pakistan aren’t very different from their regional counterparts. They like pampering themselves and are ready to splurge for the right services. The problem is that beauty salons struggle to market themselves – there’s little online visibility and almost no avenues for potential consumers to search, rate, and review businesses nearby.


21. Glints (Singapore)

Glints, a jobs discovery site for youths, focuses on helping youths discover their future careers and developing the right skill sets. It has a skill tree to guide the users progress and recommends job opportunities and educational resources to acquire these skills. Glints focuses on helping youths discover their future careers and developing the right skill sets. It has a skill tree to guide the users’ progress and recommends job opportunities and educational resources to acquire these skills. In 2015, the startup raised US$475, 000 in seed funding from investors. Back then, it had 7,000 registered users. Today, it has over 170,000, and just launched in Indonesia. Its current monthly active users is around 30,000.


22.  Halodoc (Indonesia)

Halodoc is a startup of Indonesia in the form of health applications such as a first-aid kit that is always at hand with ease in keeping and checking your health & family. HaloDoc is run by Jonathan Sudharta. To call it a startup may be inaccurate. Jonathan is the son of the founder of Mensa Group, one of the country’s largest pharmaceutical and medical equipment suppliers. Under the wings of the group, Jonathan had previously launched services like Apotikantar for medication delivery, and LabConx to connect patients with medical laboratories. The app is available for Android and iOS and offers a full range of services: online consultation, medicine delivery, on-demand lab tests, a hospital and doctor directory, as well as an appointment scheduler.


23. Zilingo (Singapore)

Online marketplace Zilingo wants to help small, independent offline sellers get online. The startup provides full back-end support to those sellers, which includes an online seller center and an app they can use to upload product listings, manage inventory, schedule pickups, and do customer care and marketing. The mobile-first company had around 300 sellers on its platform at the time. Almost a year later, Zilingo has 2,000 across Thailand and Singapore. It is growing at a steady pace and has just raised US$8 million in its series A round. Existing investor Sequoia is back to lead this round, along with Indonesia’s Venture Capital and Hong Kong-based Susquehanna International Group (SIG). Singapore-based Wavemaker Partners, Japan’s Digital Garage, and Beenext (entrepreneur Teruhide Sato’s fund) also participated.


24.  Lunch Actually (Singapore)

Lunch Actually is Asia’s first lunch dating specialist who arranges fun and quality dates for busy, pro-active single professionals in a discreet, fun and no pressure environment. Launched in Singapore in April 2004, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in September 2005, Hong Kong in April 2008, Jakarta in October 2014, and Bangkok in October 2015. Founded by husband and wife team Violet Lim and Jamie Lee from Singapore, the startup runs three dating-related things – Esync, a website for matchmaking; dating consultancy service Lunch Actually; and Lunch Click, an app that kills chat and gets people together to talk over a meal. Hook-ups or swiping right are not on the agenda. The startup has “more than half a million members in its database and has arranged over 70,000 dates, with thousands of successful couples, and marriages under its belt” across its online and offline empire, it said today.


25. Travel Jar (India)

Travel Jar is an app that helps track your treks in a live map and share pictures and updates about your travels. It also allows you to make short movies of the trip by adding different features such as pictures, moods, videos, locations, and so on. Travel Jar works in a similar space as LiveTrekker– an app that makes live maps of your treks – and Trip Cast, which lets you share pictures and post updates about your travel with members of your group. However, what Travel Jar also does is to allow you to make short movies of the trip by adding different features such as pictures, moods, videos, locations, and so on. At present, the Travel Jar app in beta, has less than 1,000 users. It is likely to launch for public in the next few months.


26. Call Levels (Singapore)

Singapore’s Call Levels has been doing some impressing of its own in the last year. The startup co-founded by Cynthia Siantar and Daniel Chia makes an app that allows users to monitor financial markets in real time. When users’ specific assets reach pre-selected levels, they get a notification so they can act on that info. The startup reports a 20-fold growth in its user base over the past 12 months, now at around 150,000 users. Cynthia says that about 40 to 50 percent of that are active on a monthly basis and they come from all over the world, most notably financial hubs like New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the UAE. The startup’s first year was spent on developing and launching the product as quickly as possible. This might not have allowed it to gain users as quickly, but it helped the app itself.


27. CupidCare (India)

A trusted healthcare platform to address all sexual & mental health concerns. With the social stigma attached to sex, people hardly open up and are too shy to consult a doctor. Cupid Care offers a telehealth platform to consult with best sexologist in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and pan India. They also offer counseling on how to improve communication with children about sexuality and abuse – a largely neglected field in India. The startup won US$30, 000 in seed funding at The TIE SmashUp earlier this year, but didn’t take it because the founders wanted to focus on customer acquisition before raising funds. CupidCare also has big time competitors in Practo and Lybrate. But Sriram points out that these act more as listing platforms.


28. One97 Communications (India)

One97 Communications Ltd. is India’s leading mobile-internet company. Driven by great consumer experience, it offers digital goods & services to mobile consumers under Paytm brand. One97 also provides mobile, mobile advertising, marketing and payments for merchants. One97 is backed by marquee investors SAIF Partners, Intel Capital, SAP Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank and has offices in India, Middle East and Africa. One97 Communications Limited provides telecommunications value added services to telecom service providers, consumers, and enterprises in India, Afghanistan, Nigeria, and Bangladesh. It offers network component services, which include Short Message Service Centers that facilitate the delivery of SMS messages; USSD gateways that enable a subscriber to obtain information on sports results, stock quotes, and the amount of unused prepaid balance on a SIM card; and call management systems, such as pre-call announcements, call forwarding, and call block services.


29. Omise (Thailand)

Omise is Thailand’s leading online payment gateway offering a wide range of processing solutions for any business need. Our endeavor is to provide the best online payment experience that works seamlessly on both the mobile and the web. With a growing dynamic international team, we relentlessly work to set new benchmarks to the industry by optimizing easy-to-integrate functionality for our partners while at the same time, narrowing the gap that staggers between the physical and online market today. Omise looks is expanding beyond its existing borders to Japan, Indonesia and other countries across the Asia Pacific in the near future. In Thailand, online stores are still striving to have a proper payment solution because applying and implementing has never been simple and smooth. All of the major PSP’s require cumbersome documentation to apply; monthly commitments, high transaction fees and all take a considerable amount of time to gain approval.


30. Practo (India)

Practo is a healthcare company founded by Shashank ND and Abhinav Lal in 2009. Patients use Practo to find and book appointments with doctors, and some doctors use Practo Ray a Saas software to manage their practice. Practo act as your home for health connects you with everything you need to take care of yourself and your loved ones booking doctor appointments, online doctor consultations, ordering medicines online, keeping detailed digital medical records or learning new ways to be healthier with free health tips. Healthcare providers can also harness the power of Practo as the definitive platform that helps them build their presence, grow establishments and engage patients more deeply than ever. Currently Practo is present in 5 countries, 7 Indian cities with 200,000 registered doctors, 8000 diagnostic centers, 10,000 hospitals and 4,000 Wellness and Fitness centers.


31. Coupang (Korea)

Coupang is an e-commerce company based in South Korea. Coupang is one of the largest and fastest growing e-commerce platforms on the planet. The company started by offering daily deals on services, but quickly expanded to partnering with merchants and selling physical goods. Today, Coupang offers a curated selection of diverse merchandise including baby goods, fashion, beauty products, consumables, home goods and decor, books and toys, sporting goods, electronics, and tickets for travel and cultural events. Coupang is a global company with offices in Beijing, Los Angeles, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley.


32. OYO Rooms (India)

OYO Rooms, commonly known as OYO, is an Indian hotel brand that owns and operates as well as aggregates standardized hotel rooms. It currently operates in more than 250 Indian cities and in Malaysia. Ritesh Agarwal is the founder & CEO of OYO. He launched his first start‐up, Oravel Stays Pvt. Ltd. in 2012. Oravel was designed as a platform for booking budget and premium accommodation. Realizing the great variability in the budget sector, he pivoted Oravel to OYO in 2013. OYO started with one city and one hotel in Gurgaon in January 2013. The company as of October 2016 has around 25000 hotels in 250+ cities of India, and has been named India’s largest budget hotel chain. It has also been launched in Malaysia. Recently, Oyo has entered into Nepal, with its first hotel in Kathmandu. Hotels marketplace Oyo Rooms are closing a $250-million (₹1, 612 crore) funding round led by existing investor SoftBank Group, according to reports. Lightspeed Venture Partners India, Sequoia Capital India and Greenoaks Capital Partners LLC will also participate in the funding round. Oyo will reportedly be valued at $850 million after this funding round.


33. Dianping-Meituan (China)

Meituan was founded in March 2010 in Beijing as China’s first group buy website. Today, Meituan is China’s largest provider of local services with leading market position, tremendous annual turnover growth, and over 130 million annual active purchasers. Meituan currently operates its businesses through three business units: Customers to Shop, Hotel, Tourism,  and Home Delivery Service, and a subsidiary Maoyan Movie. Meituan-Dianping, China’s largest group deals site, confirmed that it has closed a colossal $3.3 billion round at a valuation of $18 billion. The company claims that this is the largest single funding round ever raised by a venture-backed Internet startup in China.


34. Zomato (India)

Zomato is a restaurant search and discovery service founded in 2008 by Deepinder Goyal and Pankaj Chaddah. It currently operates in 23 countries, including India, Australia and the United States. It provides information and reviews on restaurants, including images of menus where the restaurant does not have its own website. Zomato lets you search for and discover restaurants to eat out at or order in from. Browse through restaurant menus, photos, user reviews and ratings to decide where you want to eat, and use the map feature to guide you there. If you are in India, UAE, or the Philippines, you can also order food online for delivery, with thousands of great food delivery restaurants to choose from. In March 2017, Zomato announced that it has launched a gold membership scheme in UAE. Gold membership gets you two rounds of 1+1 drinks on any beverage at various restaurants, bars, and lounges. The feature is expected to be launched in India later in 2017.


35. Didi Chuxing (China)

Founded in 2012, DiDi is the world’s largest mobile transportation service platform, offering a broad range of mobile technology-based transportation options across over 400 major Chinese cities, including taxi hailing, private car hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Test Drive, and DiDi Enterprise Solutions. Its headquarters is located in Beijing. It provides services including taxi hailing, private car hailing, Hitch (social ride-sharing), DiDi Chauffeur, DiDi Bus, DiDi Test Drive, DiDi Car Rental and DiDi Enterprise Solutions for users in China via a smartphone application. In February 2016 DiDi became the world’s second largest online transaction platform, next only to Alibaba.


36. Ola (India)

Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform. As one of India’s fastest growing companies we ensure convenient, transparent and quick service fulfillment using technology to make transportation hassle free for everyone. Ola’s offerings on its platform ranges from affordable AC cabs on the Ola Micro range to the superior luxury offering from Ola Lux as well as localized offerings like the ubiquitous Auto-rickshaws to Shuttle buses for daily commute. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can conveniently book from over 450,000 vehicles available to them.


37. iFlix (Malaysia)

iflix is a Malaysian subscription video-on-demand service owned by Iflix Sdn Bhd, which is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The site serves as a digital hosting and distribution platform for Western and Asian dramas obtained through partnerships with over 150 studios and content distributors globally, including Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Disney, Warner Bros, Paramount, NBC Universal, Fox, CBS, BBC, Sony Pictures and Discovery. Iflix is currently available in Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Brunei, the Maldives, Pakistan, Vietnam and Myanmar. In March, 2016 it was announced that there were to expand into key emerging markets in the future. As of July 2016, iflix has 4 million subscribers.


38. DJI (China)

Dà-Jiāng Innovations Science and Technology Co., Ltd  is a Chinese technology company headquartered in Shenzhen, Guangdong. It manufactures unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), also known as drones, for aerial photography and videography, gimbals, flight platforms, cameras, propulsion systems, camera stabilizers, and flight controllers. DJI benefits from direct access to the suppliers, raw materials, and young, creative talent pool necessary for sustained success. Drawing on these resources, we have grown from a single small office in 2006 to a global workforce of over 6,000. Our offices can now be found in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, Beijing and Hong Kong. As a privately owned and operated company, DJI focuses on our own vision, supporting creative, commercial, and nonprofit applications of our technology. Today, DJI products are redefining industries. Professionals in filmmaking, agriculture, conservation, search and rescue, energy infrastructure, and more trust DJI to bring new perspectives to their work and help them accomplish feats safer, faster, and with greater efficiency than ever before.


39. ACommerce (Thailand)

aCommerce is a full-service e-commerce solutions provider, which was the first Thai start-up to break records for Series A funding in Southeast Asia with a targeted deal size for Series B of $30 million (Series B is the funding necessary to get founder liquidity and build headquarters). aCommerce is on a mission to break the logistics bottleneck of Southeast Asia. Founded in June 2013, aCommerce has offices and distribution centers in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines. The company provides end-to-end e-commerce solutions to bring brands and retailers in online retail, including performance marketing, channel management, platform design and development, content production, order fulfillment and warehousing, delivery and logistics, customer service and call centers.


40. Candee (Japan)

Candee is a content-focused startup that produces advertising and general media videos. The startup specializes in mobile content and operates its own small talent management studio. Candee announced a US$8. 5 million round last week. The company has been producing videos since 2015, but this is the first confirmed funding. The venture arms of Yahoo Japan (YJ Capital) and television studio TBS (TBS Innovation) led the round alongside gaming giant Gumi. As part of the deal, Gumi’s founder and CEO Hironao Kunimitsu will join Candee as the chairman of the board. With Japan’s new media landscape heating up, Candee is likely to reappear in this space before too long.


41. Withinnovation (Korea)

Korean travel startup Withinnovation get over $118 million in bookings in 2016.  That accounts to over 30,000 accommodations by over 1.8 million monthly active users.  Withinnovation’s book app is called Yeogieottae which translate to “how about here” in Korean, is now the top free travel app on Google Play. To continue to target the younger market, Withinnovation has started to look into the integration of VR, AI, and IoT for a more in-depth travel experience. The travel company has expanded to over 150 employees who work around the clock to find the best lodging and tour accommodations that offer the best deals and discounts.  What is great about the app is how quickly users can make a reservation while at the same time accumulating points.  Withinnovation has been so successful that through the Small and Medium Hotel Innovation Project, the received the “Minister of the Future Minister of Digital Management Innovation Award”.


42. Skootar (Thailand)

Skootar is a motorbike messenger service for documents, packages, and pretty much anything you can fit on a bike. It covers the entire Bangkok Metropolitan region. Just fire up the app, order the closest messenger to your location, track the delivery, and pay online. In 2014, co-founder Suwatt Pathompakawan faced a problem. As a small business owner in Bangkok, he did a lot of the running around himself, collecting checks and making deliveries. During these trips, he would see lots of motorbike messengers waiting around, playing games on their phones, just endlessly killing time. The idea to optimize this entire process came to him quite quickly. It was put to the test the very next day when they competed at Angelhack Bangkok 2014. The startup is expected to pull in more than US$1 million in revenue by August 2016.


43. Wefit (Vietnam)

WeFit is the first startup of its kind in the US$60 million Vietnamese market. The founder of WeFit believes that the startup can obtain 20% growth rate per annum. WeFit is believed to target beginners willing to pay high fees for physical training. WeFit now has 500 customers who pay fees and 150 units which are partners in Hanoi. The service is expected to be developed in HCMC in the time to come. WeFit application solution providers a new fitness workout in Vietnam. Just become a member of WeFit, users can search experience and practice in hundreds of different rooms, in WeFit system partners in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. Anytime, with just a few simple operations on your smartphone, you’ll also find your nearest collection calendar with enough subjects like yoga, zumba, boxing or gym.


44. Polyglots (Japan)

Polyglots revealed it has closed a series A round. The amount is above US$200, 000, but the precise terms were not revealed. Polyglots have released twin language learning applications – one for Japanese and one for English. The startup’s international reach is reflected in this funding round: four angel investors living in America supplied all the money. Now the startup is providing a link between its two apps. A new “handshake” feature matches language learners of Japanese or English with counterparts holding similar interests. English news reading application POLYGLOTS (Polyglotz) English news application POLYGLOTS (Polyglotz) is a curation type news application that can read overseas English news such as fashion and travel from business and marketing in 15 fields. Because it carries a “one tap dictionary” which opens a dictionary just by tapping unknown words in the sentence, even beginners in English can read easily. Also, since the word that I checked has word learning function that can be remembered at a later time, it is a feature that it can cover English language reading with English word learning widely.


45. Dot (Korea)

A little startup named Dot is aiming to make a big impact on a marginalized community. Its affordable braille smartwatch for the vision impaired and deaf-blind is finally slated to hit the global market early this year. After catching a wave of popularity from appearing on a Korean “Shark Tank”-like startup reality show circa 2015, the team has been fine-tuning design of the Dot Watch and is ready to retail it for $290 starting in London. Also in the works are a Dot Pad tablet and a Dot Mini education device targeted to developing countries. Ahead of its first product launch, the company is valued at $21 million. Startup Dot, internally and externally, is already a popular company to develop a Braille Smart Watch, ‘Dot Watch,’ and to settle out the digital divide for the visually impaired of 253,000 in the domestic (based upon the standard of Korean Association of the Impaired) and 280.05 million all over the world. The founding purpose of ‘Dot Watch’ is to assist the R&D for the solution of the original problem of the size, price and functions of the existing Braille device for the visually impaired, to resolve grievances and disputes due to the unemployment of more than 90% of the impaired, and to make them become a member of society.


46. Take Me Tour (Thailand)

Take Me Tour is Thailand’s largest online marketplace for local tours. The platform allows you to book local tours in Thailand with a local “expert” (somebody who is from the area and has a fair amount of knowledge about the place you’re looking to explore). Take MeTour connects the local tour guides who curate their own trips with tourists who want a more local experience.With 7,500 registered local experts in their system, spread across 32 cities, Take Me Tour is a great way to connect with the local people in a new country while sightseeing. The obvious question here is how are experts chosen. Take Me Tour verifies the local experts based on their ID, phone number, social media presence, and their criminal record. Once approved and added into their database, crowdsourced customer reviews vouch for the quality of the local experts. Next time you’re planning to discover a new place in Thailand, it might just be worth your time to check out these guys, connect with the locals, and create new memories.


47.  FlySpace (Philippines)

Calling itself a “real estate business disruptor”, FlySpaces bagged a number of achievements in 2016, and the company said it was looking forward to more business success in 2017. The company provides an online platform for both providers and seekers of office and rental spaces ranging from co-working and hotdesk, conference and meeting rooms, training and workshops, function rooms, interview rooms, short-term and shared office space, galleries, events places, including retail pop ups. It only charges, booking fees to space providers but not to netizens who visit the portal to get information. After its formal launch in Makati City last October 2015, FlySpaces expanded its online marketplace in Singapore on January 2016 raising $500,000 in fresh capital backed by Future Now Ventures and Narra Ventures both from the Philippines, Coent Venture Partner of Singapore, and also German-based real estate broker and service company Rubina Real Estate, among other investors. Then only last November, it made its presence in Malaysia acquiring co-working space platform 8spaces for an undisclosed amount.


48. Quiker (India)

Quikr is an Indian classified advertising platform. It was founded by Pranay Chulet and Jiby Thomas in 2008. Headquartered in Bengaluru, Quikr has listings in over 900 cities in India in categories such as mobile phones, household goods, cars, real estate, jobs, services and education. In January 2016, Quikr announced it had acquired the real estate portal in a $200 million all-stock deal and will be merging it with its real estate division QuikrHomes. Quikr is backed by Kinnevik, Matrix Partners India, Omidyar Network, Norwest Venture Partners, Nokia Growth Partners, Warburg Pincus and eBay Inc. In 2009, Quikr raised ₹20 crore. In 2014, Quikr raised about $150 million, of which it raised a $60 million investment in a round led by Tiger Global with participation from several existing investors and raised $90 million in investment in a round led by Kinnevik. As of 2014, Quikr had raised a total of $350 million from 7 funding rounds.


49. Kentongan (Indonesia)

Stay Connected With Your Citizens and Neighborhood RT. The Kentongan app helps you get information, receive citizen reports, send alarm alerts to all RT residents directly from your grasp. Kentongan, an application that is claimed to facilitate communication between the RT and its people. This application was created by Saddam Rajief and his team Skyshi digital Indonesia in Yogyakarta and managed to become the national champion occupation field in Hackathon followed by 1700 participants from 28 cities on 15 November. Currently the application of the gong is still reserved for the scope of the RT alone. But according founder, Saddam Rajief, later applications will be expanded later in the day to reach for the number of people more.This application can be obtained free of charge in playstore and IOS and has been applied in 50 RT in Bandung and Jakarta.


50. Mobike (China)

Mobike founded and owned by Beijing Mobike Technology Co., Ltd. is a fully station-less bicycle-sharing system headquartered in Beijing, China. It is the world’s largest bicycle operator, and in December 2016, made Shanghai the world’s largest bike-share city. In January 2017, Mobike raised $215 million in Series D funding led by Tencent and Warburg Pincus. As described by the company, Mobike is intended to solve “the last kilometre” issue in which commuters face the problem of being stuck a bit too far from their destination to walk, but too close to justify the cost or delay of finding a taxi. Similar to Call a Bike in Germany, every Mobike bicycle comes with an internet-controlled electronic wheel lock that automatically unlocks but requires manual locking after use.Mobike bicycles are powered by a small generator installed on the rear wheel hub to power the lock. The patented disc brake is said to withstand over 10,000 kilometres of riding without failure. Mobike bicycles come in two versions, both of which require a scan of a unique QR-code to unlock.


That’s it!

Please comment below some of your favorite Asian startups that are on this list, or if there are others that deserve an honorable mention.