5 startups in Thailand you need to watch out for in 2014
These are the hottest startups in Thailand and are projected to grow rapidly during the second half of 2014. Who are they?By Paully 18 Jul, 2014
Are you prepared enough to be in the Asian Economic Community or AEC? If not, you’d better be because many new startup businesses are launching in Thailand. Situated in Southeast Asia, another continent that is rich in natural resources, Thailand attracts investors and travellers in a mass amount yearly. It is a certainly a continent that you should keep an eye on!
This will be more so especially when AEC begins, as it will attract a lot of business, both online and offline. Thailand is very advanced in technology these days, which of course attracts many online platform businesses. Everywhere you go, you see young children, students, workers, and elders using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops! Today we would like to introduce you to some eye-catching online startups that are predicted to boom in Thailand this year.
HotelQuickly is a last minute hotel booking service in Asia Pacific. It is available through a mobile application on smartphones and tablets. This year, HotelQuickly aims to quicken its product development and online marketing, hiring talented employees to secure its lead in the region. The application is available on iOS, Android and Blackberry 10.
Lamudi is an online real estate that is launching this year in Thailand. A part of Rocket Internet, Lamudi is currently operating in more than 25 countries across the globe, including Latin America, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. The company’s goal is to empower consumers with the most updated and effective information with close contact with developers, agents and landlords.
Wellness and beauty in Thailand is a very attractive sector, and Bookup.asia has seen this opportunity. Bookup.asia is focussed on small and medium businesses, providing an online CRM solution. Its books and calendar help organise the company’s schedules and daily operation to be more efficient. While for consumers, using Bookup.asia, they can look for a certain service in a specific location in a easier way.
Another venture of Rocket Internet, Foodpanda has recently launched in Thailand and is a startup to keep an eye on. Offering an easy food ordering process for busy people, Foodpanda gives people the convenience of having food at any time, a particularly important service in the city that never sleeps like Bangkok!
After growing in Philippines and Indonesia, Freelancer is ready to go to Thailand and support local Thai startup businesses. Freelancer was founded in 2009, and already had over 50,000 users not long after their launch. Currently,it is holding many projects with nine million users worldwide.