The Founder Institute startup accelerator opened in Southeast Asia in 2010, and since then, it has helped launch nearly 150 new technology companies. While all of our grads are exceptional, there are a few who stand out. The graduates profiled below have all achieved significant milestones, building meaningful and enduring technology companies aimed at improving the lives of people all over the world.
Without further adieu, we present to you the top startups in Southeast Asia;
Appota helps mobile developers to distribute applications and games fast & effectively to millions mobile users. The fast-growing startup has gained recognition in Asia and abroad. They were recently named Vietnam’s most promising startup at the HCMC Tech Startup Conference.
Pouch is a mobile loyalty startup that offers a rewards-based mobile platform for businesses looking to nurture a loyal customer base by leveraging mobile. With headquarters in Singapore and a regional office in Jakarta, Pouch already has a presence in over 25 shopping malls in Jakarta alone, representing over 70 brands. Click here to learn more about Pouch.
Innoviet is a leading travel planning website in Vietnam, helping visitors book hotels and excursions. The Ho Chi Minh City based startup has been recommended by leading travel sites such as Lonely Planet, Le Guide de Routard, and Trip Advisor, and has been called the “best tour in Vietnam” by customers. Click here to learn more about Innoviet.
Gridblaze is a Storage As A Service platform that provides a global proximity based storage network for developers to create smart applications that are location aware. Founded in 2012 by Mikhail Choo, the startup quickly gained traction and was acquired in 2013 by a US company for an undisclosed, "7 figure" amount.
Vibease is a wearable smart vibrator controlled by Android & iPhone. The Singapore based startup quickly gained notoriety when their first product launch raised more than 6x their goal on indiegogo. Vibease’s impressive success has been featured on TechCrunch, PandoDaily, Tech in Asia, and countless other tech blogs.
Jagad is Indonesia’s #1 rental car and travel marketplace. The Jakarta, Indonesia based company has received rave reviews and has been featured on Tech in Asia, Warta Ekonomi, Startup Bisnis, and many more. Click here to learn more about Jagad.
The Bangkok Founder Institute is currently accepting applications for the Winter 2013 Semester. If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a company in Bangkok, click here to learn more and begin your application today. Final applications are due Sunday (2013-11-15).