As a developing nation, Nepal has made great strides towards modernizing its institutions and overall economy. Digital entrepreneurship and tech startup innovation in particular has been a driving force in the nation’s economic rebound.From online real estate portals to video discovery and creation platforms, the following is a list of 13 tech startups from Nepal you need to know about in 2017 and beyond.
DesignPac provides graphic and UI designs for a flat monthly fee, featuring unlimited requests and revisions, quick turnarounds times, 100% creative control/ownership of assets, and more. The firm is capable of small design tasks to handling larger collateral designs such as infographics, newsletter, banners, and more.
The Bootstrap Themes develops high-quality free and premium bootstrap themes. The company is comprised of a team of designers and developers specializing in crafting minimalistic, elegant, and multipurpose website themes for a myriad of use cases.
Basobass is a real estate platform that allows users to buy, sell, and rent properties all over Nepal. Anyone can list their property for free on the website.
Picovico has developed a professional online slideshow maker that automates much of the video creation process: the solution combines photos, text, and music to create captivating videos in custom predefined video styles—all within a matter of minutes, no editing skills required. The solution also offers an API to integrate it with custom applications.
CuteStat’s web service helps website owners, webmasters, and interested parties retrieve information regarding domain names and websites. Some types of information provided include IP address data and host information, as well as SEO/traffic reports, website valuation, and page loading speed, among others.
Admandu’s classifieds website is one of the largest and fastest growing of its kind in Nepal. The platform allows Nepalese users to easily buy/sell products and services within the local market of Kathmandu valley, as well as other major cities in Nepal.
NepFlights began as an online domestic flight booking solution for the Nepalese market, but now has expand to include bus ticket booking, vehicle rental reservations, and tours/activities booking. The offering integrates all of these services into a single platform and buying experience, allowing users to plan out almost every aspect of their trip from one location.
Dial Nepal is a local business search engine for a variety of goods and services—from flights and hotels to groceries/food items and doctors. The solution features almost 9,000 trusted businesses in over 4,000 locations.
Nepzy is an digital payment and e-wallet solution that enables easy payments via smart devices. Users can pay for utility bills, airline tickets, and a range of other services.
Meroanswer’s web and mobile app—available exclusively for Android devices—was designed to prepare engineering and medical students for their entrance exams. The solution features practice exercises, syllabus-based timed exams, and more.
Vidinterest’s video curation and discovery platform allows users to bookmark their favorite videos from leading online media websites: Youtube, Vimeo, and Dailymotion, to name a few. Videos are organized in a single playlist and are embeddable in blog entries.
Nepal faces critical challenges with its infrastructure that continue to hinder progress—for example, most citizens are subject to frequent power outages that can last up to 17 hours every day. Kathmandu and NYC-based SunFarmer aims to remediate these conditions with affordable, reliable solar energy solutions for the local populace.
TheOpinio is capable of personalized sentiment analysis of products/services for a variety of businesses. The solution ingests a business’ entire relevant social network feed and identifies where significant weaknesses and strengths are, enabling organizations to optimize their campaigns and marketing efforts accordingly.
These 13 tech startups were founded to solve real-world, local issues, but their offerings are sophisticated enough to head-to-head with the best and brightest from Silicon Valley. Be sure to keep these Nepalese innovators in your sights in 2017 and beyond.