10 health and wellness startups to watch in Asia

March 22, 2017 | TECHINASIA | In the News
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Hong Kong, March 22, 2017

Technology is rapidly changing the way people view so many aspects of their lives

From IoT to data management, healthtech is quickly becoming prevalent. Smartphone apps can help manage chronic illness or mental health. IoT can help of the elderly. We can even prevent the onset of illnesses with the right data and employ preventive measures. This growth is evident in Asia, where investments in Asian health startups jumped from 21 deals in 2013 to 136 in 2016, according to the Tech in Asia database.

If you have yet to incorporate tech into your health and wellness regimes, here are 10 startups in Asia with tech to help you get started.

1. Prenetics
Prenetics is all about taking the guess work out of managing your health. With a saliva sample, customers can gain a deeper understanding of how their genes affect their diet, drug response, and risk to diseases and cancer. Armed with this knowledge, users can then make more informed decisions about their health.

Based in Hong Kong, the company raised Series A in March 2016 to improve its AI and resources for both patients and physicians. It previously raised over USD $10m in funding from Ping An Ventures, Venturra Capital, and 500 Startups, and are expecting their revenue to grow by five times in 2017.

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