Google announced the names of 10 startups from 10 countries selected for Demo Day Asia hosted by Google for Entrepreneurs in Shanghai on September 20, 2018. the tech giant. Google has brought a group of well-founded and investable companies from around the world. Out of 305 applications from entrepreneurs across the world, 10 ventures were chosen as finalists. Good news is that an Indian startup SigTuple has managed to outshine the flock.
This international startup pitching event, Google Demo Day, being organised for the first time, will provide a crash course to selected early stage startups. Also it will provide them mentoring to help sharpen their pitch, which will later be delivered to venture capitalists and other investors from Google’s entrepreneurship network.
The startups selected are from India, Indonesia, Sydney, Japan, Pakistan, China, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea. They are working across sectors such as agriculture, entertainment, healthcare. Bengaluru-based SigTuple has been selected from India, among the selected startups. They will get funds and guidance from distinguished investors from the Google for Entrepreneurs network, China-based VC firm Sequoia Capital and Venturra Capital.
Top 10 Startups at Google’s Demo Day Asia
Founded by Apurv Anand and Rohit Pandey in the year 2015, SigTuple aims to automate medical diagnosis in the country by creating AI solutions. Bengaluru-based medtech startup SigTuple was presented with the "Judges' Choice" award at the Google's first Demo Day Asia programme held in Shanghai, China. The startup aims to incorporate Artificial Intelligence in the Indian healthcare system.
Apurv Anand, Co-Founder SigTuple, thanking the entire team back home in a statement said,
“It’s really wonderful to be recognised at the first Google Demo Day Asia! This one is all for our team back home. This award is dedicated to the entire SigTuple family.”
The startup’s flagship programme and AI-driven platform- Manthana, helps to study visual medical data efficiently such as analysis of peripheral blood smears, urine microscopy, semen, fundus and OCT (optical coherence tomography) scans and chest X-rays.
Marham is Pakistan-based healthtech startup founded in 2015 by Asma Salman Omer. The digital healthcare platform bagged the “Audience Choice” Award. It helps users connect with health practitioners, doctors for various medical services. The startup assists people to seamlessly search, book appointments, and consult with doctors online in three cities namely Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi.
Indonesia-based startup DycodeX was founded in 2014. It focuses on the development of smart hardware, embedded systems, Internet of Things for livestock farming. The startup presented its latest developed SMARTernak that is an IoT-based smart cattle-farming solution technology to help cattle-farmers monitor the well-being and location of their herd.
Australia-based FreightExchange was founded in 2014 by Cate Hull and Martyn Hann. This online logistics platform offers freight carriers to sell their unused space to shippers. Its solution provides a simple, automated way for carriers to connect with shippers allowing people to manage freight services.
Japanese Robotech startup that specializes in building humanoid robots that can help humans conduct scientific experiments in space. The Avatar robot will be placed at the International Space Station and controlled with a Virtual Reality Head-Mounted Display (VR HMD), a motion capture suit and a haptic glove.
Thailand- based OneStockHome was founded in 2009 by Anawach Kimhasawad. OneStockHome offers an e-commerce platform for construction materials. The platform offers a seamless shopping experience for users, offering them the best products at the lowest cost. With the help of dropship method, contractors can efficiently deal with different suppliers.
Hong Kong-based Origami Labs was founded in 2011 by Emile Chan, Marcus Leung-Shea and Johan Wong. Origami Labs makes voice-powered smart rings that allow people to hear and send text messages without taking out their phones.
China-based MioTech was founded in 2016 by Jason Tu. It is an AI-based platform that empowers financial institutions to better manage and draw insights on their data. Shanghai headquartered fintech startup is developing artificial intelligence-based software for financial services firms.
Singapore-based SkyMagic was founded in 2015. SkyMagic produces drone swarming technology for live entertainment and traffic management systems. Drawing on years of experience in the live entertainment market, its agile team delivers a full turnkey service to ensure quality and excellence throughout a project.
The Korean startup Swingvy founded in 2016 by Jin Choeh, Kit Hoong. Swingv aims to assist the office-workers through modern HR automation technology by revolutionizing HR practice in Southeast Asia. Swingvy aims to replace paperwork or spreadsheets and help customers to manage all their HR in one place.