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Uncovering the five start-up trends in APAC

Nurdianah Md Nur
Nurdianah Md Nur2/22/2022 4:8 PM GMT+08  • 3 min read
Uncovering the five start-up trends in APAC
Besides AI, what else are start-ups in the region focusing on?
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We’re now perhaps in the golden age for start-ups in Asia Pacific (APAC). Just last year, the region saw US$165 billion in venture funding flowing in, according to Crunchbase. It also had almost 200 unicorns as of April 2021, second only to the United States (290).

At a media briefing earlier today, Michael Kim, head of Google for Startups in APAC, says that many of Asia’s leading start-ups are making a global impact —either by influencing new business models or by tackling entrenched social, financial and environmental challenges.

He went on to share that start-ups in the region, under the Google for Startups programme, are focusing on the following areas:

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