FROGRAMS: With over four million users across their two mobile apps, Watcha and Watcha Live, and around USD $9 million in funding Frograms are the most established startup in Launchpad’s first batch. The company boasts over 350 million cumulative reviews through its movie recommendation app, making it more successful than Netflix in Korea. The company now hopes to replicate its domestic success overseas.
RUNNER’S HIGH: Runners High have developed Alyce, an effective, cost efficient home rehabilitation service for patients suffering degenerative conditions. Paired with a TV, patients follow exercise routines from an on-screen avatar. The company plans to roll out the full, paid service in the near future having conducted exhaustive tests with patients in Korea. They also have a fun service that teaches fans the hottest K-Pop moves.
WEIRDY (WRD): From Korea, the home of e-sports, Weirdy have developed a realistic racing simulator with zero latency. Weirdy brings the thrills of extreme racing to the masses and while it’s all about the high-octane race day experience, there’s a ton of impressive tech packed into the product. With product development near-complete, the company is seeking sales and distribution channels.
COOLJAMM: While COOLJAMM aren’t the first to market with an app-based solution to turn your hums into music, the tech behind HumOn promises market leading sound quality, especially for the premium user. The app instantly analyzes a hummed tune, then converts it to musical notation. From there you can add chords at the touch of a button and create a range of musical styles for music fans or serious professionals.
AMAZER: Today’s teens seemingly can’t get enough of sharing their videos online. In an attempt to quench a thirst for the limelight, Amazer has developed a mobile app that allows performers to compete for likes in split-screen video battles. Lip-syncs, dance-offs and other performances are catered for. The company even plans to enable payments for pre-requested performances as well as solutions for brand and influencer marketers.
VR LEADER: Combining the world’s love of KPop music with cutting edge technology VRLeader have developed a virtual reality platform that helps tomorrow’s KPop stars connect with a global audience through a fun, immersive digital experience. VR Leader’s aim is to help up and coming KPop stars build a global fan base.
TAGHIVE: Recently spun out of C-Lab, Samsung Electronics’ internal incubator, TagHive has developed a solution that adds a social dimension to solo play for kids. Their tags can be paired with any toy, delivering a more interactive play experience. Kids can also interact via their child-safe TagHive social media platform. For toy makers the solution enables the collection of real time play data to assist marketing and product development and for parents the tags promise to extend the lifespan of children’s toys.
SPRYFIT: SPRYFIT is betting on cash to convince fitness freaks to keep to their exercise routines. Players put up hard cash, betting against others to stick to prescribed fitness programs. Games usually last a few days or a few weeks. Those that fall short forfeit their game entrance fee and those that reach their goals split the pot. SPRYFIT take a modest commision. Launched earlier this year their sites are set on US expansion, starting in fitness-crazed California.
IMPERFECT: For grown up kids Imperfect have developed an online platform where you can get your hands on the coolest lego creations and hottest collectible characters. FONDof is an AI-powered visual Craigslist for kidults, enabling toy owners to upload their collectables for others to purchase. Imperfect take a cut from the sales and having garnered an impressive social media following, are due to launch in the next few months.
EIDWARE: MCI (Mild Cognitive Impairment) frequently hints towards the beginnings of Alzheimers. As the degenerative brain disease has no known cure, slowing progression is currently the best way to prolong a healthy life. EIDWare have developed a voice activated digital solution for those with MCI. SoundMind provides personalised brain training exercises that have proven to be more engaging than options like Soduko deliver greater ease of use than other similar digital services.
VAULT MICRO: While Facebook, Instagram and other popular social networks now offer live streaming, CameraFI Live delivers a full-studio experience for creators, including high quality, real time production capabilities and real time effects.