The Wild Digital Conference 2017, held on the 24th to the 25th of May, featured a full complement of speakers who are major tech players in this region.
One of the highlights of the conference was the very first Wild Digital Tech Awards, which aimed to recognise the roles played by tech founders and companies in livening up the digital ecosystem in this region. The panel of judges that selected the winners include Patrick Grove (co-founder & Group CEO, Catcha Group), Chin Chao (CEO, Southeast Asia, Innoven Capital) and David Gowdey (Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures).
Online concierge and delivery service, honestbee, received the #BOOM Startup of the Year award, much to the delight of its team.
The #BOOM Startup of the Year award “recognises startup companies who have demonstrated outstanding growth; whether in revenue, market expansion, new offering in technology and services or company valuation”.
The winner was chosen based on a stringent criteria including: Year-On-Year business growth in revenue, active users, market expansion and company valuation, innovative technology and services that add value to users and its ability to compete with other companies while continuing to grow in the respective vertical.
Active in 8 major cities across Asia, honestbee has come far since its early beginnings in Singapore in 2015. The team believes that lives easier. The services available directly through their platform include food, laundry, home & auto, health and on-demand courier services delivered right to doorsteps.
The team have found that it’s 4.1 times faster to deliver groceries to customers rather than having them get it on their own, thus saving customers more than three hours per week.
honestbee’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder, Joel Sng said “honestbee is honoured to be recognised amongst our startup peers in Southeast Asia. This win is a true testament to the hard work everyone in the hive has invested, from the on-ground shoppers, delivery crew to the management team. With Southeast Asia evolving rapidly as the tech region of the world, we can only imagine the greater things that will come our way in the years to come.”
Aside from continuing to perfect their logistics arm and cracking into the next hour delivery market, the team at honestbee plan to focus on developing their on-demand courier service and newest endeavour, honestbee GoodShip.
iflix was also the big winner of the night, walking away with two prizes out of the five categories: Most Funded Startup of the Year and #BOOM Scaleup of the Year. MDEC‘s Dato’ Yasmin Mahmood was also recognised as Tech #femaleboss of the Year, and StashAway was awarded Startup Disruptor of The Year.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Feature Image Credit: honestbee