Best Fintech Startups in Asia

 

The global fintech industry grows exponentially every day. With a growing rate of consumers, more interconnected devices, the presence of the worlds largest tech companies and a burgeoning financial infrastructure, Asia has become the new fintech startups’ hub.

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Asia has one of the largest and fastest-growing economies in the world, and it is home to countless fintech startups that improve processes of local and international financial institutions. Many different factors have led Asia into being the fintech hub spot that it is today.

Get to know the best fintech startups from each country of the world's largest continent.

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The best fintech startups in asia

Armenia 

Granatus Ventures

Granatus ventures

Granatus Ventures works as a mediator between startups around the world and the Armenian emerging technological market, providing help in the form of investment, network, and expertise.

City: Yerevan

Year founded: 2013

Founder(s): Yervand Sarkisyan

 

Bahrain 

Tarabut Gateway

Tarabut getaway

Tarabut Gateway offers an open banking service through an API system with an interconnected network of traditional banks and FinTechs. This online platform allows its users to manage financial products and information in the most secure, fast, and cost-effective way. 

City: Manama

Year founded: 2018

Founder(s): Abdulla Almoayed

 

Bangladesh 

SureCash

SureCash

SureCash is a mobile financial platform that partners with local banks all over Bangladesh. It provides customers with a complete mobile payment service, which allows them to do any type of transaction (P2P, cash-in/out, school and college tuition payments, bills, services) through its open payment network. 

City: Dhaka

Year founded: 2010

Founder(s): Shahadat Khan

 

Myanmar

Wave Money

WaveMoney

Wave Money offers an accessible, secure, and convenient mobile financial service specifically designed for the unbanked public. It is a joint venture between Telenor and Yoma Bank, the world’s major mobile operator and one of Myanmar’s largest banks. 

City: Yangong

Year founded: 2015

Founder(s): Arvinder Singh Grewal & Brad Jones

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Cambodia 

Sakam

Sakam

Sakam provides a matchmaking service for digital age micro-lenders. Through AI, Sakam provides a loan service, connecting the lenders to the final user. 

City: Phnom Penh

Year founded: 2018

Founder(s): -

 

China 

OneConnect

Oneconnect

OneConnect is a platform for small and medium-sized financial institutions in China. It provides financial advice and solutions to banks in their path to a new economic norm, by using big data, blockchain, financial cloud, and intelligence finance as their main tools.

City: Shanghai

Year Founded: 2015

Founder(s): - 

 

Georgia 

OptioAi

OptioAi

Optio.Ai's mission is to offer a digitalized banking system through smart applications of data analytics and AI. Their software allows financial firms to carefully classify their customers and their transactions. This allows them to enhance the customer's banking experience and help them manage their finances in a more precise way. 

City: Tbilisi

Year Founded: 2016

Founder(s): Giorgi Mirzikashvili, Shota Giorgobiani

 

Hong Kong 

Crypto.com

Crypto

Crypto.com is an online platform to buy, sell, and pay with cryptocurrencies. Its main goal is to help the world have a smooth transition into digital assets. The Hong Kong-based platform offers different services that help its customers do anything from: investment, payment, comparisons, and loans, all in cryptocurrencies.  

City: Sai Wan

Year founded: 2016

Founder(s): Bobby Bao, Gary Or, Kris Marszalek, Rafael Melo

 

India 

Lendingkart

Lendingkart

Lendingkart is an India based company making its way in the working capital space. Lendingkart developed a big data analytic tool to help lenders analyze their borrower’s profile and credit’s worthiness, decreasing the risk in the lending process. 

City: Ahmedabad

Year Founded: 2014

Founder(s): Harshvardhan Lunia, Mukul Sachan

 

Indonesia 

Koinworks

Koinworks

KoinWorks is the first Indonesian App to provide an online P2P lending platform. Its main objective is for both parties to safely interact with each other and achieve the best mutual outcome and financial goal. 

City: Jakarta

Year Founded: 2015

Founder(s): Benedicto Haryono, Willy Arifin

 

Iran 

Iran Renter

Iran Renter

The online lending platform from Iran, Iran Renter, connects e-commerce clients with retail investors. Iran Renter works as a P2P bridge between clients to pay for a product in instalments and investors who are willing to do the whole initial purchase.

City: Tehran

Year Founded: 2015

Founder(s): - 

 

Israel 

Riskified

Riskified

Through machine learning algorithms and proprietary behavioural analytics, Riskified offers the eCommerce industry a fraud prevention service. The experience for both online retailers and customers becomes safe, accessible, and cost-effective.

City: Tel Aviv

Year Founded: 2012

Founder(s): Assaf Feldman, Eido Gal

Japan 

PayPay

Paypay

Japan’s online payment app PayPay, offers a variety of payment methods and services. The app allows its customers to pay bills, transfer money (P2P), earn points, and shop in more than 2.3 million locations all over Japan. With more than 30 million registered users, PayPay has quickly become one of the country’s biggest fintech startups since its foundation in 2018.

City: Tokyo

Year Founded: 2018

Founder(s): -

 

Jordan 

liwwa

Iiwwa

Iiwwa is a lending platform that allows its clients to invest in small businesses’ loans. Through its credit model, they run a risk analysis of the borrower's profile and then proceed to grant the requested loan, thereafter Iiwwa sells the loan to third party buyers. They count with various funding sources such as international lenders, its own marketplace, local banks, and European DFIs.

City: Amman

Year Founded: 2013

Founder(s): Ahmed Moor, Samer Atiani

 

Kazakhstan 

Kredit24

kredit24

Kredit24 is an online consumer finance company, which offers micro-loans to any bank card, 24/7.

City: Almaty

Year Founded: 2013

Founder(s): Alexei Sidorov

 

South Korea 

Toss

Toss

Toss provides its users with a service that makes every facet of their financial life convenient. It helps users meet all their financial needs by offering multiple services in just one place, from carrying out P2P money transfers to managing their credit score. With zero security breaches since they launched, Toss is used by one-third of the South Korean population nowadays.

City: Seoul

Year Founded: 2011

Founder(s): Seunggun Lee

 

Kuwait 

UPayments

UPayments

Kuwait based mobile app, uPayments, gives its customers a safe and effective online payment service. Offering a variety of options from online bill payments to creating a personal eCommerce business, uPayments offers its clients an incredibly useful online money-managing tool.

City: Kuwait

Year Founded: 2016

Founder(s): Ali Alhabshi, Nasser Al Humaidi

 

Lebanon 

NymCard

NymCard


Nymcard is a B2B modern payment infrastructure platform focused on helping our customers issue and process payment cards in partnership with the world's top card networks (VISA/MasterCard) hence leveraging our open API platform.

City: Beirut

Year Founded: 2017

Founder(s): Ayman Chalhoub, Omar Onsi

 

Malaysia 

PolicyStreet

PolicyStreet

PolicyStreet makes insurance simple. This online platform sells and informs about insurance to its customers in the most affordable and transparent way. Partnering with a handful of companies throughout the country, PolicyStreet offers their young clients all types of insurance (car, life, home, employee benefit) 

City: Kuala Lumpur

Year Founded: 2016

Founder(s): Wilson Beh, Winnie Chua, Yen Ming Lee

 

Maldives 

Finwice

Finwice

Finwice is a mobile app that helps the user keep track of their financial habits, hence reaching the user's financial goal. After analyzing all the spending habits, it gives personalized financial advice for each customer.

City: Male

Year Founded: 2018

Founder(s): Hussain Inad, Mohamed Fauzaan, Thaail Ahmed Rushdhy, Thaasyn Hilmy



Nepal 

Delta Sales App

delta sales app

Delta Sales App offers a mobile app that allows its users to take orders, receive payments, track its orders, track salesmen, plan orders, organize expenses, and everything sales-related in one single platform. 

City: Biratnagar

Year Founded: 2017

Founder(s): Ekta Golchha

 

Pakistan 

Trellis Housing Finance Limited

Trellis housing

Wanting to address the needs of an under-served market, Trellis Housing Finance Limited, as a housing finance company, focuses on providing affordable loans to households with low and middle income. THFL offers three types of loans to fit all their customers ’ needs, from a basic mortgage to larger loans.  

City: Karachi

Year Founded: 2020

Founder(s): Jamshed Meherhomji, Samuel Hjelmfelt

 

Philippines 

Coins.ph

Coins

With the mission to increase financial inclusion across Southeast Asia, Coins.ph provides a mobile platform that allows anyone to benefit from the multiple financial services offered through the app. This blockchain-backed platform provides its users with instant and direct access to banks and a variety of payment services, from bill payments to remittances.

City: Pasig

Year Founded: 2014

Founder(s): Ron Hose, Runar Petursson

 

Saudi Arabia 

PayTabs

Paytabs

PayTabs offers an online customized platform for any business. Its main goal is to offer its customers a secure system to safely perform any online payment.

City: Al Khobar

Year Founded: 2014

Founder(s): Abdulaziz Fahad Al Jouf

 

Singapore 

HATCHER+

Hatcher

Through machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, Hatcher+ identifies possible partnerships between investors and startups around the globe. Hatcher+ helps early-stage startups finding secure investments, while also delivering successful returns to investors.

City: Singapore

Year Founded: 2016

Founder(s): Dan Hoogterp, John Sharp, Wissam Otaky

 

Sri Lanka 

Moneyworkz

Moneyworkz

Moneyworkz is a financial product aggregation platform. It merges all financial products into one single place, allowing users to have a better understanding of all their different options. Moneyworkz gives its customers digital access to any bank at any time, which makes banking more friendly and accessible for the people in Sri Lanka. As stated on their website, their main goal is to make: "finance and banking accessible to anyone, anywhere".

City: Colombo

Year Founded: 2017

Founder(s): Jayamin Pelpola

 

Taiwan

Bitfinex

Bitfinex

Bitifinex is an online cryptocurrency trading platform. Through high-end trading tools and services, it promises to achieve the ultimate trading experience for digital currency traders and liquidity providers.  

City: Taipei

Year Founded: 2012

Founder(s): Giancarlo Devasini, Raphael Nicolle

 

Thailand 

Lightnet

Lightnet

Thailand based financial network, Lightnet, looks to increase cross-country payments in Southeast Asia. Lightnet desires to replace traditional payment systems (Ex. SWIFT) for a more modern and effective transactional system. Bridging the gap between established banks and non-bank networks, Lightnet offers an instant and cost-effective financial option for their customers, especially to the underbanked population.

City: Bangkok

Year Founded: 2018

Founder(s): Chatchaval Jiaravanon

 

United Arab Emirates 

Tabby

Tabby

Through their online payment service, Tabby offers its consumers a “buy now, pay later” alternative. It allows their consumers to choose between different payment options, such as paying 14 days after delivery or with monthly instalments. This service provides the people from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates with a strong and different alternative to COD.

City: Dubai

Year Founded: 2019

Founder(s): Hosam Arab

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Vietnam 

Momo

Momo

Through partnerships with local banks and international payment networks, Momo offers an e-wallet service in Vietnam. Momo allows customers to make cash transfers, pay bills, settle loans, and make a variety of online purchase services, such as buying airplane tickets or paying for a taxi ride. 

City: Ho Chi Minh City

Year Founded: 2013

Founder(s): -

 

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THE way of the fUture

All these startups have managed to successfully permeate the market by offering financial services and solutions for everyday difficulties. With the implementation of innovative technologies, fintech startups have managed to improve the financial services industry and upgrade people's everyday lives, while also attracting investments and collaborations from all over the world. Now we can only beg to wonder which new innovative ideas will come from the east. 

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