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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

Currenseek | Malaysia

Currenseek helps travellers locate the best exchange rates close to them and avoid getting ripped off by crafty moneylenders. Through the company’s mobile app, tourists can see updated, real-time information on current exchange rates as well as locate outlets closest to them.

NumberMall | India

NumberMall helps offline merchants sell things online. Acting as a payment gateway, NumberMall allows merchants to process things like credit top-ups, bill payments, and bus tickets. With the acquisition of BankSmarts, an analytics platform, merchants can now analyse customer behaviour based on their purchases.

ALSO READ: NumberMall acquires analytics start-up BankSmarts Solutions

Shopee | Singapore

Singapore-based Shopee has officially launched its mobile-first online marketplace, where people can buy and sell stuff just using their smartphone. It provides its own secure payment solution, called ‘Shopee Guarantee’. When a transaction takes place, the buyer’s funds go into a separate bank account held by Shopee, and they are released to the seller only when safe delivery has been confirmed.

Zookal | Singapore and Australia

Zookal is an online education video marketplace. The idea is that senior university students who have excelled in a particular subject can upload a video of themselves explaining this subject for junior students. They can use methods like handwriting, power point presentations, and other materials to enhance their videos. Students can then access those videos by paying the fee set by the uploader.

This week in Asian start-ups

Playo | India

Playo is a sports community app that seeks to connect amateur athletes, venues, and vendors. Available on iOS, Android and Windows phones, it helps users reserve spots at nearby venues, find coaches and connect with potential competitors of equal skill levels.

ALSO READ: Why Playo wants to rekindle the child in you

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First Published: Mon, November 30 2015. 12:20 IST