Malaysia may not be well-known for its tech startup ecosystem, but a handful of ventures are poised to take on the best and brightest from Silicon Valley.
Many large enterprises are tapping into the region’s highly skilled work force—for instance, Bosch Group has made Malaysia a key R&D center for the company. Innovative startups are also increasingly calling the Southeast Asian powerhouse home; here are 11 you need to know about in 2016.
Established in 2014, Vera specializes in digital device positioning systems—for example, for locating people in large gatherings such as Muslim’s Hajj pilgrimage. Its Trouver offering is a wifi/Bluetooth-based location tracking system for tracking “anything, anywhere whether indoor or outdoor!”
Eduhub is an online search portal for visitors looking for information on short and long term educational programs. It also provides information on scholarships and funding options.
MyOSHE, led by Iswardy Morni, develops solutions for Occupational Safety, health and environment (OSHE) use cases. Its platforms facilitates assessment and reporting to the Malaysian Occupational Safety and Health information systems.
Bemalas is a startup focusing on crowdsourced concierge services. Users can literally request any type of service—as long as it’s legal, of course.
Lorry is short for “Lori Sewa,” or truck rental in Malay, and Thelorry.com provides that and more through its online platform. The service makes renting trucks and hiring movers safer and more inexpensive.
Founded by Choong Fui-Yu and Jeffri Cheong, Kaodim’s platform connects users to the best providers for almost any service needed: home improvement, events, lessons, and more.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Neruti offers a cloud-based platform for helping users meet regulatory compliance measures such as PCI-DSS as well as other risk management requirements.
Blogr is a portal for finding the latest articles and developments from local bloggers and writers. A Facebook, Twitter, or Google account is required to use the service.
Dahmakan is a food delivery startup that delivers an assortment of dishes to your door step in around 20 minutes. Best of all, there are no service fees and delivery is free.
Founded by Bernard Lim and Sue Loh, Eduavisor aims to help students make better informed decisions about their education options.
Founded by Penny Choo and Giden Lim, BloomThis offers a weekly subscription service for luxury fresh flowers—delivered direct from the farm to your doorstep.
From digital device positioning systems to crowdsourcing service providers, these 11 tech startups from Malaysia are poised to expand throughout ASEAN and beyond—be sure to keep track of them over the coming months and years.