Daily Markup #581: Homage, Merkle Science, Una Brands, PeopleFund, Spaceship, and Workmate on Forbes Asia 100 to Watch

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Resilience & creativity shines through

  • From a whopping 650 submissions, 100 companies and startups across Asia Pacific were selected to be on the second edition of Forbes Asia 100 to Watch list. Organizations featured are addressing real-world challenges with fresh thinking, and innovative products and services.
  • We are very proud to announce that 6 companies backed by 500 Global made it to the list:
    • Homage, for increasing access to personalized medical support for adults and the elderly by connecting households with licensed caregivers, nurses, therapists, and physicians;
    • Merkle Science, for developing a compliance and risk monitoring software for the crypto industry to detect potential fraud;
    • Una Brands, an e-commerce aggregator that grows local brands into regional players by leveraging its growth capital and retail expertise;
    • PeopleFund, an AI-powered P2P lending platform for South Korean subprime borrowers, whose household debt ranks among the world’s highest;
    • Spaceship, a logistics and supply-chain management system that covers first-mile logistics, cross-border shipping, fulfillment services, and last-mile delivery;
    • Workmate (formerly known as Helpster), for connecting gig workers with companies in sectors ranging from hospitality to logistics.
  • Congratulations to our founders and their team!
  • Get the full list here.


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