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Tech in Asia presents you with a list of Asian start-ups to watch out for

Emily Goh / Tech in Asia 

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1. Tujia| China

Started in 2011, Tujia is China’s top Airbnb-like site, which is now valued at over $1 billion – an official start-up “unicorn.” It has raised a total of $455 million from private investors in four major rounds.

2. OYO Rooms | India

India’s OYO Rooms, a marketplace for budget hotels, promises customers a certain level of service without much information on the owner of the property. OYO has aggregated unbranded hotels from tourist places like Jodhpur, Coorg and Mount Abu, as well as major cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. The start-up claims to have an inventory of 12,000 rooms from 70 cities across India.

3. Allstocker | Japan

Online marketplace Allstocker allows users to buy industrial products from agricultural tractors to heavy-lift cranes. Founded by Japanese start-up Sorabito, Allstocker, currently in its beta run, is similar to Amazon in the way it provides buyers with categories and filters to help them find a seller with the products they need. It also won our Tech in Asia Tour Tokyo pitch competition last month.

4. Chalo | Bangladesh

Bangladeshi start-up Chalo is trying to build a local Uber or Grabtaxi in the local market. The taxi aggregator service utilises the idle inventory within the rent-a-car industry, and drivers are professional and pre-screened as they are already employees of an existing business.

5. MyChild | India

MyChild is an app which helps parents screen developmental disorders in their kids in just 45 seconds. It then makes suggestions on which specialist doctor they should visit.


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First Published: Mon, August 10 2015. 13:41 IST
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