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This week in Asian start-ups

Tech in Asia presents you with the hottest Asian start-ups making the news

Emily Goh / Tech in Asia 

This week in Asian start-ups

| Singapore

Registered in but is currently operating in Vietnam, provides a MPOS reader that allows businesses to accept and process credit and debit card payments, much like US startup Square. It also provides software tools for merchants. In Vietnam, the startup works with such as taxi company Mai Linh Taxi, and various smaller businesses.


With Lookup, people can chat directly with business owners without revealing identities. Inquiries about things like store timings are automated, while humans answer inquiries that require real-time information, like whether a product is in stock. also includes a “missed call” feature, a popular tactic for businesses trying to work with low-income consumers in


was initially designed to be a smart route planner. It allowed users to find bus stops near their location, input a destination, and get suggested routes. The startup has since pivoted to launched its on-demand tuk-tuk service where users can request a ride either through the Android app, website, or by calling a local number.

| India

Mobile-only digital assistant app helps to compare prices across platforms and helps users find appropriate deals, coupons, and recommendations. It integrates with most ride-sharing and shopping apps, including Flipkart, Snapdeal, Amazon, FoodPanda, Zomato Order, Ola, and Uber.

This week in Asian start-ups

| Israel

Tel Aviv-based has engineered a wearable tech solution that attaches to your back in a non-invasive manner and uses sensors to ensure you maintain a correct, posture. If you slouch in any way, the device will vibrate gently until your posture is corrected.

This is an excerpt from Tech in Asia. You can read the full article here.

First Published: Mon, October 19 2015. 13:17 IST