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Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. Enjoy this week’s list!


1. NativeSpecial | India (Startup Profile)

Foodtech startup NativeSpecial distributes traditional snacks and sweets from the region from their online portal. It uses an inventory-based model to avoid delivery hassles and aims to get certifications for its vendors and snacks to make customers comfortable with ordering their favorite traditional snacks online.


2. GaiGai | Singapore (Startup Profile)

Singapore startup GaiGai connects singles in two ways: through their match-up service, where their relationship managers screen members and provide personalized matching services based on client preferences, and through casual events like dinners, museum visits, and prawning. It has around 50,000 members in the countries it is active in, namely Singapore, Taiwan, and Malaysia.


3. D8 | Thailand (Startup Profile)

Thailand-based software development and outsourcing startup D8 provides a wide range of technology-related services to business clients. Its areas of focus include automation, security and data analytics, and software development. It also offers consultancy in areas like finance, insurance, and human resources.


4. Bitmark | Taiwan

Taiwan-based startup Bitmark is a property system for the digital environment. The startup created an open-source blockchain to record property titles – called “bitmarks” – for digital property, such as graphic designs, songs, and photographs that can be transferred, sold, rented, leased.


Startup lists

5 – 8: 4 rising startups in Japan

9 – 16: 8 startups to watch in Indonesia in 2017

17 – 24: Meet the 8 Indian startups that just graduated from French accelerator Numa

25 – 30: 7 rising startups in India – Jan 26, 2017

31 – 41: 11 rising startups in India – Jan 28, 2017


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