Regional startup talents enter muru-D Singapore's 2nd round

  • muru-D provides each startup with US$30K in seed capital
  • Singapore’s second intake includes B2B and B2C startups
Regional startup talents enter muru-D Singapore's 2nd round
TELSTRA-backed accelerator muru-D has announced its second cohort of startups in Singapore.
The programme attracted hundreds of expressions of interest and 130 applications from eight countries across Asia, muru-D said in a statement.
Over a recent weekend, the top 23 startups battled for their place in Cohort #2, which kicks off in September.
The 11 startups which make up muru-D Singapore’s second intake include B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) startups focusing on a variety of areas such as artificial intelligence for mobile app development, as well as solutions for logistics, fitness and micro-financing.
muru-D cofounder Annie Parker said that the achievements of the inaugural class of startups were outstanding, with the majority of teams securing funding well before Demo Night.
muru-D provides each startup with S$40,000 (about US$30,000) in seed capital.
It also provides the founders with access to six months of business support, a collaborative workspace in Singapore’s central business district, and introductions to mentors, coaches and investors.
“The 23 teams at the weekend’s bootcamp and final judging round exceeded expectations. I was particularly pleased to see that well over 40% of the teams at bootcamp had female founders,” said Parker.
The 11 startups selected for muru-D Singapore which represent seven countries from across Asia Pacific are:
  • amtiss, Indonesia – amtiss is a cloud-based asset management solution that helps business and enterprise minimize an asset’s operating expenses and maximize its lifetime through predictive maintenance.


  • CheckIt, Vietnam – CheckIt is a mobile app that helps people gain 80% of the insight of an educational book in 20 minutes anytime and anywhere they want.


  • FreightKart, Singapore – FreightKart is a comparator and aggregator portal for end-to-end logistic solutions which integrates with ERP solutions, and a RESTful API for instant freight shipping quotes.


  • Haftarent, Malaysia – Haftarent matches qualified tenants to vacant real estate, simplifying rental packages and introducing a suite of online services dedicated to both tenants and landlords.


  • MoreMate, Thailand – MoreMate is a social network and dating mobile application for people looking to make new friends, spark a new romance or share a new experience with people around them or in other parts of the world.


  • PlanforFit, Thailand – PlanforFit is an online tool for people who want to improve their health and wellbeing. PlanforFit’s blueprint feature allows people to get customised eating and exercise programs from top trainers.


  •, New Zealand – uses artificial intelligence to help novices build cross-platform mobile applications at a tenth of the time and a fraction of the cost of hiring developers.


  • Teman Usaha, Indonesia – Teman Usaha is a micro-financing application which connects lenders in Indonesia with high quality loan applicants.


  • Winimy, Singapore – SeeChat by Winimy is a mobile CRM solution that enables consumers to interact with businesses over messaging without the need to know how the mobile number.


  • YBIT Solutions, Philippines – YBIT Solutions is a modular enterprise resource-planning solution that is simple and easy to use.


  • Zelos, Indonesia – Zelos is a creative recruitment platform connecting new talent to brands. They help students and graduates get jobs through a match-making algorithm, social analytics and assessment test.

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