26 S’pore entrepreneurs listed on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2022

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Business magazine Forbes released its 7th annual yesterday (May 25th) Asia under 30 The list includes young entrepreneurs, leaders and pioneers (all under the age of 30) across the region.

They have been recognized by Forbes for disrupting the industry, addressing major global issues, driving change, and driving innovation in their respective areas, among the challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic. increase.

Of the long list of 300 prominent winners, 34 outstanding individuals from various industries are from Singapore and include more than 12 non-Singaporeans based and working from here. It will be.

Of these 34 individuals, we further selected entrepreneurial individuals and created a breakdown of why they deserve this prestigious list.

1. GraceLing (24), the founder of GRACELING

Category: Art (Art & Style, Food & Drink)

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Launched in 2020, the GraceLing label combines 3D technology, CAD software and CGI to create lean, fashionable labels.

New York-based Singaporeans studied at the Parsons School of Design and were featured at Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. This year, Jennifer Lopez wore one of Lynn’s works in the New York Times shoot, followed by another in her live performance at the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

Model Karlie Elizabeth, YouTuber Emma Chamberlain, and actress Page DeSorbo have also been seen wearing Grace Rings.

2. Kinobi co-founders Hafiz Kasman (29), Joshua Poor (28), Benjamin Wong (28)

Category: Consumer Technology

Kinobi co-founders Hafiz Kasman, Joshua Poor, Benjamin Wong
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Founded in January 2021 by three graduates of Singapore University of Business, Kinobi helps students create resumes and cover letters, and offers short online courses and job interview exercises.

Kinobi claims to support 400,000 students and work with more than 60 universities in Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines. Kinobi has also joined the Indonesian Career Center Network, which has 200 member universities.

In December 2021, we raised US $ 1 million in seed funding from Indonesian venture funds and angel investors, including Rainforest CEO JJ Chai, Tiffin Labs CEO Soon Sze Meng, and Property Guru Chairman Olivier Lim. ..

3.Accredify co-founders Shaun John Cheetham (28), Edmund Chew (29), Derrick Lee (28), Quah Zheng Wei (29)

Category: Enterprise Technology

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4 co-founders created To certify In 2019, we will provide organizations and individuals with a way to digitally publish and validate tamper-proof and traceable documents.

So far, the company states that it has processed over 11 million validations on 1.5 million published documents.

They also created HealthCerts, Singapore’s national COVID-19 test standard, in collaboration with Singapore’s Ministry of Health and others. According to the company, last year’s revenue was US $ 500,000 and is expected to quadruple this year.

4. Benjamin Harris (28), founder of watchTowr

Category: Enterprise Technology

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Harris decided to be removed from school at the age of 16 after breaking into the school’s network and start a professional cybersecurity career. After spending 10 years in the industry, Harris launched cybersecurity startup watchTowr in August 2021.

Singapore-based startup raised US $ 2.25 million in seed funding from Wavemaker Partners and Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital in February.

watchTowr is accredited by CREST, a global certification body for cybersecurity experts, and Harris has been a board member since 2019 and an evaluator since 2016.

5. Appboxo co-founder Kaniyet Rayev (26)

Category: Enterprise Technology

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Kaniyet Rayev and co-founder Nursultan Keneshbekov (aged 30+) initially set out to build a travel superappli. Instead, we decided to create Appboxo, a platform that allows us to build an ecosystem of superappli or mini-appli by facilitating integration with external applications.

The Shopboxo product also allows you to create an online store and launch it as a mini-app within your company’s SuperAppli Partner ecosystem.

Appboxo currently works with 10 clients, including e-wallet Paytm and GCash, for over 400 mini-app integrations. Raised US $ 8.2 million from Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused fund, 500 Global, RTP Global, and Antler.

6. StaffAny co-founders Jeremy Hon, Lee Kai Yi, Eugene Ng, Janson Seah (all 28)

Category: Enterprise Technology

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The four co-founders met and started at the National University of Singapore’s Overseas University Program StaffAnyA workforce management solution for companies that hire workers on an hourly basis.

StaffAny helps small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) optimize scheduling, integrate timesheets, and improve labor productivity. Last year, StaffAny claimed to have tracked over 11 million hours of employee time and helped clients reduce labor costs by up to 3%.

To date, it has raised US $ 4.2 million from investors such as East Ventures, Far East Ventures and GGV Capital.

7. Hubble co-founder Peter Kristianto Widjaja (28)

Category: Enterprise Technology

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Widjaja has a family background in the construction industry and understands the problems of the industry. That’s why software engineers co-founded Hubble, a Singapore-based company that provides software solutions that help manage and monitor construction projects from various aspects such as licensing, workforce, machinery, and material supply. ..

Hubble claims to have 2,300 registered companies as clients and has raised US $ 8.5 million in Series B funding led by Timmen Capital.

8. SpaceChain co-founder Zheng Zee (29)

Category: Enterprise Technology

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Based in Singapore, SpaceChain aims to strengthen the firewall of cryptocurrency companies by building a blockchain in outer space.

SpaceChain, co-founded by Chinese entrepreneur Zheng Zee in 2017, puts six satellite payloads into orbit, including a multi-signature blockchain wallet for the European Space Agency, providing an additional layer of IT security for the International Space Station. doing.

SpaceChain, backed by cryptocurrency billionaire Tim Draper (Zheng’s mentor), plans to launch a satellite phone that allows investors to trade in the furthest places on the planet. Zheng hopes to launch the service later this year.

9. Ease Healthcare co-founders Rio Hoe (29) and Guadalupe Lazaro (24)

Category: Healthcare & Science

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Duo co-founded Make healthcare easier It also develops a comprehensive women’s health care app that incorporates education, community support networks, digital tools, access to services and professional care to help women overcome barriers and receive care and support. I am.

Users can effectively see a doctor and receive services such as contraception and prescriptions for sexually transmitted diseases at home.

10. Theodoric Chew (25), co-founder of intelligence

Category: Healthcare & Science

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After fighting anxiety, Theodoric Chu left the Raffles Institute 10 years ago at the age of 16.

Chew launched in October 2019 intelligence, A digital platform for mental wellness that connects people to therapists online. The timing was foresighted as the demand for apps surged during the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to Intellect, it currently has more than 3 million users, making Dell, food pandas and telecommunications giant Singtel a major corporate customer. These companies offer Intellect’s services as part of their employee benefits program.

In January, Intellect raised US $ 10 million in a Series A round from a New York-based HOF Capital-led investor.

11. Aniket Singh Rajput (26), Founder of Neuroglee Therapeutics

Category: Healthcare & Science

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Neuroglee Therapeutics is developing digital therapies for patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment, including Alzheimer’s disease.

The company says it is using artificial intelligence and machine learning to create personalized, app-based programs that complement existing therapies.

We are also affiliated with the Mayo Clinic. Neuroglee Therapeutics raised US $ 10 million in a Series A round led by Openspace Ventures and EDBI last September.

12. Augmentus co-founders Chong Voon Foo (23) and Daryl Lim (26)

Category: Industry, Manufacturing, Energy

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The duo co-founded the AI ​​robotics software company Augmentus. The company uses proprietary technology to simplify the programming of industrial robots, eliminating the large amount of code normally required to program robots and perform simple tasks.

The team of 15 has partnerships with the world’s largest robot companies such as ABB, Universal Robots and Nach. Its clients include companies around the world such as Fujitsu, Johnson & Johnson, P & G, ST Engineering and A * STAR.

According to the company, more than 60% of Augmentus users are non-technical operators with little robotic experience.

13. Animesh Jha (25), Co-Founder and CEO of Volt14 Solutions

Category: Industry, Manufacturing, Energy

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Jha co-founded nanotechnology starter Volt14 Solutions to develop materials that can double the energy storage capacity of lithium-ion batteries while maintaining compatibility with existing technologies and infrastructure.

In 2019, Volt14 received US $ 1.3 million in funding from a group led by 500 Startups, HKSTP Ventures, and Entrepreneur First.

14. Arthur Lee (28), Founder of SAI.TECH

Category: Industry, Manufacturing, Energy

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Arthur Lee, also known by his Chinese name Li Risheng, founded SAI.Tech in 2019.

Headquartered in Singapore, the company is fascinated by Bitcoin miners by developing energy-saving technologies, including waste heat recovery and recycling.

SAI.Tech is currently aiming to open to the public in the United States through a merger with the special purpose acquisition company TradeUP Global Corporation. Previously, it raised funds from investors such as Bitmain, Amino Capital and Kaimai Capital.

15. Luminics co-founder Rayner Loi (27)

Category: Industry, Manufacturing, Energy

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Roy co-founded Lumitics to tackle food waste. Use AI and machine learning to help chefs track orders, uses, and waste, improve procurement and production decisions, and minimize waste.

The startup works with clients such as Accor Group, Hyatt Group, Four Seasons Hotel Group, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways.

Their smart food trackers, called Insights, claim to have reduced client food waste by 40% on average and saved more than 500,000 meals so far.

16. Trustana CEO and Founding Member Rebecca Xing (29)

Category: Industry, Manufacturing, Energy

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Xing is the CEO and founding member of Trustana, a carefully selected cross-border B2B marketplace funded by Temasek in Singapore.

Founded in 2020, the startup claims to serve more than 5,000 small businesses in China and the Asia Pacific region.

Formerly Trustana’s Product Manager and General Manager, Xing has provided startups with several important milestones, including the formation of strategic collaborations with PingAn Group Associate OneConnect Financial Technology.

The partnership, launched in June 2021, will give Singapore and ASEAN SMEs access to more buyers in China.


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