Techstars Startup Digest - Emerging Economies - Issue #8

Issue #8  •  June 4  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
Emerging Economies
Emerging Economies

Highlighting the budding entrepreneurial ecosystems from regions around the world.

Meet the Startup Building a Market From Scratch to Become Africa’s Alibaba - WSJ
On safari for the rare African tech unicorn, Goldman Sachs and other big-name investors think they have spotted a winner in Jumia, the continent’s aspiring Alibaba.
Los Angeles based data startup dataPlor has been selected to join the 10th Cohort of Blue Startups, a Top 20 US   •   Share

A startup from Myanmar is taking aim at becoming the “Netflix for games” among mobile game systems. And in Southeast Asia’s emerging countries, the CEO believes a local company is best suited to capture the swiftly-growing market.   •   Share

Flyingcarpet Is Using AI Drones to Help Farmers in Emerging Economies – The Merkle
The idea of drones flying around autonomously, controlled by artificial intelligence, would have sounded like something out of a sci-fi movie ten years ago. Today, it’s not only a viable possibility, but it’s a working solution to some of the time-consuming tasks faced by farmers in developing countries.
Why Indian manufacturing startups are looking closely at Thailand

I cringe every time I hear someone say that they want to start a company to advance their career. While it’s true that doing a startup is a great way to leapfrog your career, that’s a terrible reason to do it.   •   Share
Techstars Startup Digest Emerging Economies is curated by:
Anurag Maloo Anurag Maloo - Techstars Regional Manager (South & Central Asia)
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