Founder Institute CEO Ressi puts his money down on Malaysia: Page 2 of 2
By A. Asohan October 17, 2013
The graduates of the Founder Institute’s first semester and their startups are listed below:
CampusBranch (Jor Han Lau)
CampusBranch.com is an online platform for students in colleges and universities to trade their own used items. It is a marketplace for students to trade textbooks, share rides, room, electronics and more. They can help out their fellow students, save money and even earn some extra cash.
MyDoctor (Farhan Hafetz)
Founded in 2013, myDoctor aims to improve public access to private healthcare providers. It is an online platform that allows patients to find doctors and dentists, view their availability, and instantly book appointments. Doctors benefit by gaining new patients.
GemSiren (Jun Kin Sze, Bert Lim and Joseph Lim)
GemSiren wants to help indie and startup videogame developers earn additional revenue through merchandising. The GemSiren team says it has over 10 years’ experience in the videogame industry as well as know-how in sourcing for best quality merchandise and prices.
Foodirector (Jackson Khoo)
Foodirector is a food advertising network for F&B (food and beverage) businesses that is focused on increasing awareness and foot traffic by reaching targeted audiences. It helps F&B brands and retailers promote and place the right content at the right channel to increase the effectiveness of online marketing campaigns, It says it has already connected with more than 60 food-related websites and blogs with a coverage of four million impressions a month.
Rentaligent (Benjamin Ting)
Rentaligent provides an online platform for landlords and tenants to automate the collection and payment of rentals. It plans to position itself as the pioneer and leader in online rental payment and collections service in Asia. The immediate plan is to pilot and launch this service in Malaysia, followed by rapid entry and expansion in other key markets in the region.
reTrusted.com helps online merchants increase their conversion and retention rates by providing their own ‘Amazon’-like customer reviews capabilities. It auto-connects to major e-commerce and web-based billing applications, allowing it to pick-up real transaction data and contact real customers to review purchased products and services. By doing so, it says allows clients to re-engage not-so-satisfied customers.
Gnity (Daniel Chang)
Gnity.com is a building materials B2B (business-to-business) marketplace which serves ‘green’ builders, professionals and suppliers, allowing them to exchange information on their green building projects.
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