Fintech startups in Asia

The following is a list of notable FinTech companies in Asia. China Dianrong: P2P lending platform Lufax: P2P lending platform RenRenDai: P2P lending platform for consumers and small businesses Hongling Capital: P2P lending platform Ant…


UberPOOL versus GrabHitch

There are a number of carpooling services available throughout Asia, two of which are UberPOOL and GrabHitch, services provided by ride-booking platform giants Uber and Grab respectively. What is UberPOOL? UberPOOL is one of the…


Airbnb in Singapore

Airbnb is currently one of the largest online home-sharing marketplaces that allows for individuals to list their unused space, discover and rent vacation homes from all over the world. The company was founded in August…



Why Uber Will Beat Grab When the Subsidy Party Stops

This following is a guest posted opinion and does not reflect the views of the DemystifyAsia team. To contribute your own guest posts, please get in touch: http://www.demystifyasia.com/contribute/ With the recent  cease fire/merger in China between…



Biotech Startups in Asia

A study by Grand View Research Inc in 2015 has estimated that the global biotechnology market would be worth more than USD$600 billion by 2020. The Asia Pacific region is expected to experience the most…


Government Grants for Startups in Singapore

The following is a list of grants and schemes provided by the Singapore government for eligible startups based in Singapore. ACE Startups Grant The Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Startups Grant is a financial assistance…


ShopBack versus Ebates

Cashback is a form of incentive for buyers where a small cash amount is reimbursed back to the buyer after making a purchase. While the cashback concept is popular in the United States and the…


Tech talent in Asia

One of the major challenges of tech companies worldwide is to find, hire and retain skilled talent. The increasing labour costs has also spurred many major tech companies and startups to search for skilled and…