Top Chinaccelerator & MOX Startups Combatting COVID-19
Last updated: 30 April 2020
We want to showcase what our startups are helping individuals and businesses combat COVID-19, especially in China, Southeast Asia, and India.
Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia
Snapask, a Series B Edtech startup in Asia for students to ask questions and get answered by qualified tutors, published over 50,000 questions in its question bank for free so that students can learn from home. Most schools are closed or closing amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
NewCampus is a lifelong learning school for the modern leader. They’ve launched a new online program focussed on building better leaders in times of chaos. The topics covered include – Leading through a pandemic, Transitioning to remote work, and Mental Wellbeing and Personal Development.
ELSA Speak – An AI app for English pronunciation, winner of SXSW Edu 2016—is making its Pro version free for K-12 students worldwide.
Phable, an IoT autonomous healthcare assistant, is ensuring public health with new features including video and chat consultations with doctors.
Digital therapeutics startup Mobio Interactive is working with NYU Grossman School of Medicine and the University of Zurich Psychiatry Hospital to deliver free digital stress-resilience training to people around the world. They will also collect data anonymously for governments and healthcare experts for COVID-19 treatment purposes. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for press enquires.
Hong Kong, Singapore
viAct.ai is a Hong Kong-based company that leverages computer vision to automate the real-time monitoring of construction and manufacturing sites. To combat COVID19, they have developed new applications of their computer vision technology to detect face mask wears, cleaning duration and frequency, number of escalator handrail contact, and gatherings.
HR SaaS company Atiom updated their training modules and materials for corporates to train the team on how to take the correct precautions against the coronavirus and ensure safety in the workplace. Atiom offers a gamified mobile app to make employee engagement and training fun, efficient and measurable.
Aylien using their news API to map and analyze media reaction to the outbreak, plotting where and when the major events and announcements occurred globally.
San Francisco, California
LoTaData, a US GovTech100 company that provides geospatial intelligence for smarter cities and real-world businesses, recently started analyzing their data for Italy, Spain, India and the US to understand anonymized people-movement and correlations with COVID-19 patterns. Social interactions and movements are the key drivers for the spread and by providing anonymized and aggregated information about the movement of people, LOTaDATA enables local and regional governments to better monitor the adherence to quarantine policy and helps individuals protect themselves by avoiding crowded areas.
CivilCops, social intelligence govtech for smart cities, developed the TRACK-19 mobile app to help the government track COVID-19 infected people.
Verismart, an enterprise and personal data management platform leveraging blockchain to drive KYC, is offering its infrastructure to enterprises, government health departments and insurance companies to help battle COVID using anonymized health and telecom data.
UNL, a universal addressing platform for navigation and location-based services, is using its infrastructure to help the Indian government build an end-to-end solution for COVID-19. Towards this mission, UNL recently launched the non-profit organization Human Unlimited Foundation, partnering with the artist Akon, his venture Akoin, and HERE Technologies.
Eat Mubarak, Pakistan’s second-largest food delivery platform with over 150,000 monthly users and 3,500 restaurants already on board, is providing ration boxes to the laid-off employees of restaurants so that they can run their kitchens.
Coutloot, an O2O and social commerce platform, recently introduced an ‘Essentials’ service category on its platform. Leveraging its offline seller network to power hyperlocal deliveries, CoutLoot has listed grocery shops, medical stores, vegetable vendors on its platform, allowing consumers within a 1-3 kilometer radius to place orders.
Other COVID-19 Content:
We put together five key lessons learned from China-based startups from the business perspective, including how to manage the internal team and react to the external customers’ demands during the outbreak.