These five startups are the dark horses of the frontier markets

All startups had received funding in the past year and have been hailed as one of the respective country's achievements 

Smart Axiata’s Young Innovator Program names top 5 teams in Impact Hub incubator

The selected teams for SmartStart Young Innovator Program Cycle 3 have been granted US$5000 each to realise their business ideas  

Cambodia's Meal Temple Group invests in Myanmar's food delivery startup Freshgora

Meal Temple is looking to address more than 100M people in frontier markets by the end of the year, and grow its tech to a super app model 

Limestone Network aims to transform Phnom Penh into a blockchain-enabled smart city

Once implemented, it will enable businesses, retail shops, consumers, tourists and visitors to interact with each other in a smarter and more effective manner 

Co-working space Outpost secures US$1.3M seed funding

The new hospitality brand focussing on co-living and co-working is based in two locations; Bali, Indonesia and Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

Blockchain-powered ride-hailing app TADA officially launches in Cambodia

MVL Foundation is behind the launch of Singapore-based ride-hailing application TADA In Phnom Penh 

MYPINPAD and Clik aim to unify the digital point-of-sale industry

Payment personal authentication provider MYPINPAD PARTNERS partners with Southeast Asia payments aggregator Clik 

Blockchain transfer firm Bitspark to launch Philippine-peso stablecoin

The pilot is launched together with Okra Solar to reduce transfer costs and the need for cash deposits 

Cambodian startups SALA, GoGames receive funding from Smart Axiata's fund

SALA provides a school management solution, whereas GoGames is a subscription-based platform of over 400 mobile games for Android smartphones