Thailand’s Rising Tech Stars

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October 30, 2017 | BY Hong Kong Tatler

The international tech scene is no longer a private playground for Silicon Valley companies, with Asian players making waves on this side of the globe and beyond. To celebrate the talented individuals who are changing the face of the industry, the Asia Tatler editors and a panel of experts compiled a list of the top 50 rising tech stars in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, Taiwan, Thailand and Indonesia. Here are five of Thailand’s technological elite on the list. 

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1

Amarit Charoenphan

Why him? Gen.T lister Charoenphan, 30, launched Thailand’s first co-working space, Hubba, in 2012. The serial entrepreneur’s platform is now the largest in Thailand, with three locations across Bangkok hosting some of the country’s most exciting startups. Hubba also runs programmes and events to foster a “complete ecosystem” that helps entrepreneurs reach their goals.  

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2

Juthasree Kuvinichkul

Why her? Kuvinichkul, 28, launched Grab Taxi Thailand in 2013, bringing the ride-hailing platform founded by Malaysia Gen.T listers—and fellow Harvard alumni—Anthony Tan and Hooi Ling Tan to her home country.

What’s more Kuvinichkul has also been involved in helping Grab develop various offshoots, such as motorbike-hailing service GrabBike.

3

Amornched Jinda-Apiraksa

Why him? Jinda-Apiraksa founded TakeMeTour, Thailand’s largest marketplace for cultural tours, in 2013.

The biz TakeMeTour aims to distribute wealth among rural communities by employing locals who have grown up in the places visited rather than professional guides.

Back story The 28-year-old entrepreneur used to be a professional magician.

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4

Lusaran Silpsrikul

Why him? Silpsrikul’s startup, Page365, plugs into Facebook stores to analyse comments and group them into a central dashboard where sellers can monitor their customers’ behaviour, requests and purchases.

What’s more The 27-year-old gives out his private number to one of his 9,000 clients every month so they can call him to talk about anything they’d like. Now that’s stellar customer service.

5

Sharinee Kalayanamitr

Why her? Orami, the e-commerce and media site Gen.T lister Kalayanamitr founded for and by women in Thailand and Indonesia, aims to create a female-centred ecosystem by connecting women both online and offline. The platform works closely with groups such as Lean In and UN Women, and is active in talks for women’s advocacy across the region.

Back story Kalayanamitr used to be a gymnast, and was a contender for the Southeast Asian Games in 1990. Impressively, the 38-year-old can still do the splits.

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