A company of my own’: the rise of Myanmar’s tech pioneers

“It’s always been my ultimate goal to have a company of my own,” says Htun Khaing Lynn, or Zack, as he prefers to be called. Last September the 22-year-old engineering graduate from Myanmar’s eastern Shan state co-founded online truck-pooling service Kargo, which connects individuals and businesses who need to move goods around congested Yangon. Cars […]

Laundry Delivery Service taking hold in Yangon

Laundry.com.mm, a BOD tech start-up operating from Nawaday Street, is aiming to overhaul the Yangon laundry industry by providing unmatched quality and the convenience of door-to-to delivery. Laundry.com.mm is a new service that partners professional laundry with a convenient door-to-door delivery system. Customers can order pickup through a mobile app or online. The cleaning itself […]

500 Startups enters Myanmar with an investment in local search engine Bindez

Leading startup accelerator-cum-seed fund 500 Startups has made an entry into Myanmar, with an investment in local language search engine Bindez. The size of the deal remains undisclosed. “The funds will be utilised to develop the team and product offering further, and continue to grow our value proposition and user base through 2016,” Bindez Co-founder and CEO Rahul Batra told […]

Ooredoo Partners with Tech Startup Bindez to Provide Burmese News Content

Telecom service provider Ooredoo has partnered with local technology startup Bindez to bring a news app for Android users called “Bindez Tha Din”. This is Bindez’ first product to the market and it’s in “Public Beta stage”. Ooredoo and Bindez have been engaged over the last few months in developing an app to serve the […]

Startups in Myanmar Land of temples and tech

The startup culture germinates in an unlikely place REMARKABLE views greet visitors to Phandeeyar, an open-plan office and events space which sits atop a tower block in the centre of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. Its north windows frame golden pagodas and colonial mansions; to the south weather-beaten cargo ships glide up the Yangon River. The […]

Startup meets showbiz on reality TV program

Local start-up entrepreneur Ko Min Zeya Phyo didn’t plan on entering the competition which won his company the chance at more than S$2 million. Now the Code2LAB founder – not by nature a PR man – has found himself in a surprising place: in front of the camera. Last year, restaurant management platform provider Code2LAB […]

Revo Tech Wants To Be A Leader In Myanmar’s Growing Startup Ecosystem

After years of dealing with slow and expensive broadband connections, many Myanmar Internet users finally got access to affordable 3G thanks to recent service rollouts by telecoms Telenor and Ooredoo. A Yangon-based mobile app company called Revo Tech hopes to take advantage of the country’s speedier Internet by becoming a “first mover” in its startup […]