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The 7 Most Well-Known Startups from Central

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Countless startups in Central are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 7 well-known and fast-growing companies in Central that impressed investors.


7 Startups in Central

1) KLOOK

1) KLOOK

Klook is a booking platform for travel and leisure that connects passengers with experiences and attractions.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Bernie Xiaokang Xiong, Eric Gnock Fah, Ethan Lin
  • Industries: Hospitality, Leisure, Tourism, Travel
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $721,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 7
  • Number of investors: 13

You can find their website here.

2) Lynk

2) Lynk

Lynk enhances the impact of business insights for the world's knowledge seekers, builders, and sharers.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2015
  • Founders: Evan Xiao Han, Jennifer Li, Peggy Choi
  • Industries: Consulting, Information Services, Information Technology, Knowledge Management
  • Number of employees: 251-500
  • Funding amount: $28,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

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3) Kenetic

3) Kenetic

Kenetic is a digital asset and blockchain-related company centered proprietary trading and venture capital firm.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Jehan Chu, Lawrence Chu
  • Industries: Blockchain, Communities, Cryptocurrency, Financial Services, Hedge Funds
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 1

You can find their website here.

4) Oriente

4) Oriente

Oriente is creating a new digital financial services infrastructure to help emerging Asia's underprivileged achieve economic opportunity.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Geoffrey Prentice, Hubert Shio-Hsien Tai, Katrina Cokeng, Lawrence Chu
  • Industries: Asset Management, Credit, Financial Services, FinTech, Micro Lending
  • Number of employees: 1001-5000
  • Funding amount: $175,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

5) e-Shang Redwood (ESR)

5) e-Shang Redwood (ESR)

e-Shang Redwood is a developer and operator of pan-Asian logistics real estate.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Charles de Portes, Jeffrey Shen, Stuart Gibson
  • Industries: Logistics, Warehousing
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $1,039,300,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 8

You can find their website here.

6) Avant Meats

6) Avant Meats

Avant Meats is a technological business that has developed patent-pending methods for producing animal meat and protein without the need of animals.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Carrie Chan, Mario Chin
  • Industries: Biotechnology
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $3,100,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

7) Ignatica

7) Ignatica

Company that provides a technology platform for the financial services industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Adhish Pendharkar, Manuel San Miguel, Travis Callahan
  • Industries: Financial Services, FinTech, InsurTech
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $7,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 3
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

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