We welcome the week of May with a round-up of startups from all across the region. Remember, for startup tips and story suggestions, feel free to email us. Alternatively, you can send tips here and/or tell us about your startup here. Enjoy this week’s list:1. Instapps | Malaysia
Made in Malaysia, Instapps helps merchants to set up an online storefront within their Facebook page, allowing merchants to easily manage their product listings and sales.
2. Yongche | China
Beijing-based car rental startup Yongche has been diversifying recently, with its launch of a taxi finding app in the form of “DaChe Xiaomi”. This week, the startup has secured a massive new round of funding led by China Broadband Capital Partners. It previously raised series A funding in August 2011.
3. VietnamGeeks | Vietnam
VietnamGeeks is a specialist human resources site that focuses on software engineers.
4. My Dentist Pal | Philippines
Founded in January of 2012 by Cloudwalk Digital, My Dentist Pal is a web-based tool for dentists that aims to digitize the dental practice. It basically allows dentists to access patient records, tooth charting, and even simple do accounting.
5. Lenddo | Philippines
Philippines’ Lenddo utilizes connections, relations, and reputations from multiple social media sites to build a credit rating. Basically, it’s like Klout for credit ratings.
6. Hashiji | China
Hashiji is a curated directory of products (mostly clothing) that are actually sold on other e-commerce platforms in China, like Taobao. But in addition to the curation aspect, it offers users a much more pleasant shopping experience without the abundance of annoying advertisements.
7. SinglePet | Korea
SinglePet (not yet online) is a Korean startup that builds pet-care hardware which can be controlled through a mobile app. The hardware also enables owners to communicate with their pets when they are away, and even dispenses food for the pets. This startup was one of the winners of this week’s beLAUNCH 2013 Startup Battle in Seoul.
8. MessageSong | Korea
Another contender from the beLAUNCH event, MessageSong turns your messages into music.
9. STEP Journal | Korea
STEP Journal might look like just another social media application, but actually it serves as a personal private journal for users to record their daily activities. The startup was one of the ‘K-APP Global Business Project’ winners in at the beLAUNCH 2013 Startup Battle.
10. Perples | Korea
Perples enables smartphones to display relevant content upon detecting inaudible sound signals. So far, the company provides soundtag SDKs for brands, such as Dunkin Donuts, to make use of its technology to engage with customers.
11. CloudHerd | Australia
CloudHerd is a platform that allows farmers to manage the inventory and auctioning of their livestock.
12. Dokter Gratis | Indonesia
Indonesia’s Dokter Gratis is a mobile app for people in Indonesia to get a live consultation with a doctor, and the service is absolutely free of charge.
13. Tapxxi | Vietnam
Tapxxi allows folks in Vietnam to book a taxi and calculate the most effective route. It’s really useful for tourists and expats as it also brings down the language barrier.
14. LivEpicly | Indonesia
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