AsiaStar 10x10 Awardees

2022
As part of its Project AsiaForward initiative, Alibaba Cloud has teamed up with tech ecosystem partners to celebrate the diverse achievements of tech-driven entities in Southeast Asia. Known as AsiaStar 10×10, the initiative gives recognition to 100 companies, communities, and projects in ten categories across the region.

The awardees were selected from the list of final nominees curated by representatives of Alibaba Cloud, government agencies, investors, industry experts, and media outlets. They considered a variety of factors, such as revenue, funding, impact, uniqueness, potential, and more.

Click to view the final awardees for each respective category:
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Trailblazers

The Series B to pre-IPO companies that have played an essential role in driving technological innovation in the region. By developing products that have broad coverage, good business performance, and notable influence, these firms continue to attract the attention of global competitors and investors, and are paving the way for the next generation of startups.

Aerodyne,
Malaysia

eFishery,
Indonesia

GrowSari,
Philippines

Jirnexu,
Malaysia

Kopi Kenangan,
Indonesia

Kumu,
Philippines

Momo,
Vietnam

Ninja Van,
Singapore

Shopback,
Singapore

Sunday,
Thailand

Gamechangers

Gamechangers made moves that set precedents or broke records, demonstrating to regional startups and other stakeholders where the bar can be. These enterprises continue to push the envelope as the Southeast Asian tech scene evolves.
2C2P acquired by Ant Financial
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Avant Meats’ Series A funding round

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Bukalapak’s IPO

GCash’s explosive growth
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Grab’s IPO

Merger deal between Gojek and Tokopedia
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PropertyGuru’s listing on NYSE
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Society Pass’s listing on NASDAQ
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TiNDLE’s global expansion
VinFast EV’s expansion into NorAm
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Growth

The Growth list includes promising early-stage startups that are developing unique and innovative products and solutions. These enterprises have raised funds up to Series B. Their trajectories suggest that they may bring about important changes in the markets where they operate.
AiTreat,
Singapore
Duckie Land,
Indonesia
Eatcosys,
Malaysia

Global Track Smart Logistics, Malaysia

Kamereo,
Vietnam
PolicyStreet,
Malaysia
ProfilePrint,
Singapore
Rovula,
Thailand
SariSuki,
Philippines
Speedwork Autocare, Indonesia

Enablers

Enablers are SaaS companies that are providing crucial support to enterprises of every stripe. They are the cornerstone in the process of digitizing conventional businesses—an important step in modernizing the region’s overall economy.
aCommerce,
Thailand
ADVANCE.AI,
Indonesia
Dropee,
Malaysia
Mekari,
Indonesia
NexMind,
Malaysia
PatSnap,
Singapore
Peddlr,
Philippines
Sprout Solutions,
Philippines
WIZ.AI,
Singapore
Xendit,
Indonesia

Explorers

Explorers are Chinese startups that have successfully ventured into the region and established a strong presence. Southeast Asia is home to important overseas markets for China-based tech firms. Overcoming cultural nuances, regulatory differences, and hurdles in localization requires adaptive mindsets and skill sets.

37GAMES

Agora

Cyclone

Dianxiaomi

Hago

J&T Express

Mobvista

PingCAP

SUNMI

TapTap

Open Source

Open Source highlights projects that have accelerated the region’s digitalization by giving other entities the tools they need to build new applications. By placing an emphasis on transparency, scalability, and ease of use, open-source projects are speeding up the region’s pace of technological advancement.
ABYRES,
Malaysia
Bluzelle,
Singapore
LottieFiles,
Malaysia
MAPID,
Indonesia
NukeViet,
Vietnam
Somleng,
Cambodia
SpaceChain,
Singapore
Supabase,
Singapore
Unicorn,
Vietnam
UniKey,
Vietnam

Frontiers

The Frontiers category includes startups that are developing deeply technical products. This includes quantum computing, biotech and medical advancements, space tech, and other advanced solutions that may fundamentally disrupt the status quo, even if their vision seems out of this world.
Baiya Phytopharm,
Thailand
Cortical Labs,
Singapore
EyRIS,
Singapore
Gero,
Singapore
MiRXES,
Singapore
Nusantics,
Indonesia
SpeQtral,
Singapore
Transcelestial,
Singapore
WIR Group,
Indonesia
Yobite,
Vietnam

Impact

The Impact category comprises startups that have brought about significant grassroots-level advancements where they operate. These enterprises have socially driven missions and purpose, and may even be taking their models into new markets to improve more lives.
Agrabah Ventures,
Philippines
Amaan,
Indonesia
Bidanku,
Indonesia
Magorium,
Singapore
Mio,
Vietnam
Saora Industries,
Malaysia
Sati App,
Thailand
Super,
Indonesia
UMITRON,
Singapore
zennya,
Philippines

Investors

Investors are the backbone of growth for any business that is seeking to scale. By considering their assets under management, portfolio sizes, number of exits, and the overall value creation for regional startups, only investors that are leaving a lasting impact will be showcased.
Alpha JWC,
Indonesia
East Ventures,
Indonesia
Gobi Partners,
Malaysia
iGlobe Partners,
Singapore
Kickstart Ventures,
Philippines
Quest Ventures,
Singapore
ThinkZone Ventures,
Vietnam
Venturra Capital,
Indonesia
Vertex Ventures SEAI, Singapore
Vietnam Silicon Valley, Vietnam

Launchpads

Launchpads such as educational institutions and incubators provide safe environments to nurture the next great startups, giving new entrepreneurs the chance to hone their ideas and business acumen before they step out on their own.
NUS BLOCK 71,
Singapore
CU Innovation Hub,
Thailand
Draper Startup House, Singapore
IMDA Innovation Team, Singapore
Indigo,
Indonesia
QBO Innovation Hub, Philippines
ScaleUp Malaysia,
Malaysia
SMU IIE,
Singapore
UEH UII,
Vietnam
UPSCALE Innovation Hub, Philippines

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