Daily Markup #823: Nine 500-backed companies across multiple sectors on ‘Forbes Asia 100 To Watch’ list

Worth watching

  • Startups across Asia continue to break new grounds! This year’s ‘Forbes Asia 100 to Watch’ list spotlights startups that are targeting underserved markets with new technologies. 
  • From  over 550 nominated startups, the final 100 companies from 13 countries and territories were selected based on their positive impact on the region/industry, strong revenue growth or ability to attract funding, promising business models or markets, and a persuasive story.
  • We’re proud to share that this year, a total of 9 companies backed by 500 Global made the list:
    • abillion – social media app to discover new sustainable businesses and eco-friendly products in over 40 countries
    • Aerodyne –  AI-powered “nested” drone system that help increase the productivity of farmers, inspect power lines or monitor city streets across 45 countries
    • Amazing Talker – an online language tutoring platform with over 100K users that connects students with instructors
    • Chickin –  an Internet-of-Things (IoT) technology for poultry management and meat distribution, which optimizes livestock living conditions and equipment for poultry producers in Indonesia.
    • CoolMate – a direct-to-consumer eCommerce marketplace for men’s fashion and lifestyle products offering over 180 products from T-shirts to shaving cream in Vietnam.
    • Dagangan – a social commerce platform that lets customers in over 20,000 villages across Indonesia purchase groceries, clothes and more, with free, one-day delivery
    • Involve Asia – a marketing platform that connects over 500 brands with micro-influencers.
    • Peddlr – a point-of-sale (POS) app that helps small businesses in the Phillipines manage sales and expenses, track inventory, produce basic accounting reports, and create an online store.
    • Stellapps Technologies – an IoT technology for digitalizing India’s milk collection and cold chain storage management using MooOn, a “Fitbit for cows” that tracks activity levels and heat cycles of livestock
  • Congrats to our founders and their team! 
  • Check out the full list on Forbes.


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