Startups & Wanderlust

Startups & Wanderlust

July 2, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

Only 1 month until RISE kicks off  – Grab your ticket

Last week we showed you 16 startups that will be exhibiting at RISE. This week we give you another 7. Check these out.


Prenetics is a DNA bio-technology company focused on providing parents a higher level of pre-natal care which is highly accurate, safe, and non-invasively. They’ve raised $2.7m of funding in one round, which is pretty cool as you don’t often hear of 5-year-old companies raising multi-million dollar seed rounds. This company has some impressive talent, including CEO Danny Yeung, who led Groupon’s East Asia business before. Last year they launched ‘Prenetics V’, a Non-Invasive Prenatal Test that uses DNA to test for 16 different health conditions in a fetus. Amazing. pren


nice allows users to add labels, stickers and screens to photos they share on social networks. It currently has close to 10 million registered users. Touted as “China’s Instagram”, nice has become the leading photo sharing app in mainland China. nice are on a mission to bring photos to life. Oh, and the app users are called nicers! nice


Headquartered in Mumbai, Propstack aims to be the industry’s most professional, non-conflicting commercial real estate information provider in India. Propstack have managed to close a $3 million Series A and have been gaining lots of media attention recently. This round was led by Daily Mail, best known for its tabloid newspaper and news website. Its investment arm however has focused its money in India on data-based startups.


For getting picked up at the airport in a country you’ve never been to. Or spending the holidays with a family you never knew you had, but now could never live without. This crowd are changing travel and are the world’s biggest travel tribe. These guys are incorporating lots of cool features into their app like wander cards, messaging and radius search.



Dashbid is a Video SSP helping publishers sell desktop, mobile, OTT, STB, and Smart TV video ads into programmatic markets. They’ve raised nearly $4 million in 3 rounds of funding so far. DB gives online publishers powerful Real-Time Selling tools to compete with and take advantage of the Real-Time Buying platforms that advertisers use.


EduKart is India’s leading education marketplace, offering education seekers a platform to choose and enrol from 2,000+ courses. The total education sector of India is pegged over US $60 Billion. The company has attracted top talent from the likes of Google and Monster Inc to join the leadership team. In the next 3years, EduKart is looking to drive enrolment sales of over $100m for its course providers, by enrolling 100,000+ students annually. Looking forward to seeing where this goes.

eduk want to shake up the $10 billion Japanese juku or cram school industry, with online tutoring. These guys are based in Tokyo and want to move lessons online. Students simply take a photo of a problem and send it to available tutors who can decide to help and initiate a conversation via virtual whiteboard. They’ve already raised over $3 million in funding

See you all in one month’s time!

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.