30 startups, coming from Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Europe and the US, have been chosen to be part Unilever Foundry 30 Southeast Asia and Australasia (SEAA) programme.
The Unilever Foundry is a platform for startups and innovators seeking to engage, collaborate and explore business opportunities with Unilever’s 400+ brands. The programme also helps Unilever discover disruptive technologies and social impact entrepreneurs who will be instrumental in achieving Unilever’s mission to make sustainable living commonplace.
“The Unilever Foundry 30 embodies Unilever’s commitment to Southeast Asia and Australasia and to working with startup talents who we believe will have significant impact on the region,” said Barbara Guerpillon, Head of Unilever Foundry SEAA and LEVEL3.
As part of the Unilever Foundry 30 SEAA and the global Unilever Foundry community, startups will have exclusive benefits including access to new briefs from brands under Unilever’s portfolio; mentorship, collaboration and guidance from Unilever’s partners and executives; invitations to key global events; and effective support.
Southeast Asia is the fastest growing internet market in the world. Combined with the rising middle class and more social consumers, the region is an exciting hotspot for Unilever and startups.
“With 600 million people in Southeast Asia alone, we look forward to being a catalyst for members of the Unilever Foundry 30 to affect social, business and technological change in both developed and emerging markets. We see enthusiasm from early-stage companies as they gear up to capture opportunities in these markets and we welcome aspiring entrepreneurs to visit LEVEL3, our co-working space at Unilever’s Singapore headquarters, to seize opportunities for collaboration and mentorship,” Guerpillon added.
The selected startups will also gain access to LEVEL3. Launched as a partnership between the Unilever Foundry and Padang & Co, LEVEL3 brings together Unilever brands and startups, tech experts and venture capitalists to create new partnerships that deliver real business impact. LEVEL3 is situated within the Unilever Singapore office, which serves as a global and regional hub for the company. Since its launch in February 2017, LEVEL3 is now home to more than 45 early-stage companies.
Here are the 30 startups chosen for the programme. Each chosen in one of five areas identified by Unilever as future areas of innovation: retail; media and advertising; brand and content innovation; data, insights and personalisation; and sustainability and social impact.
• billionBricks (Singapore)
• Crazy S.O.B (Israel)
• DÄV – Digital Avatar (Indonesia)
• emporio analytics Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
• FOMO Pay Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
• Genero (Australia)
• GetCraft (Indonesia)
• Happi Pte Ltd (Singapore)
• jumper.ai (Singapore)
• Kobe Global Technologies Pte Ltd (Singapore)
• LoopMe (United Kingdom)
• Moving Walls (Malaysia)
• Narratrs (Singapore)
• Neuro Flash (Germany)
• Picasso Labs (United States)
• POPxo (Indonesia)
• Shippit (Australia)
• Shopback Singapore (Singapore)
• Silot (Singapore)
• STACKLA (Australia)
• Sticheo (Singapore)
• Taptopick (Indonesia)
• TaskSpotting (Singapore)
• Try and Review Pte Ltd (Singapore)
• UShift (Singapore)
• Vaniday Singapore Pte Lte (Singapore)
• Viddsee (Singapore)
• ViSenze (Singapore)
• Wootag Pte Ltd (Singapore)
• ZAP (The Philippine)