SuperStartUps Asia announces winners for its 2021 edition - Hindustan Times

SuperStartUps Asia announces winners for its 2021 edition

Published on Apr 06, 2022 06:24 PM IST

The 4th edition of the Superstartups Asia award, announced its winners from amongst the Start-up ecosystem across Asia

Singapore based NRI Manoj Jain wins Visionary Founder Award Lifetime Achievement award to Sh. Mahendra Swarup.
Singapore based NRI Manoj Jain wins Visionary Founder Award Lifetime Achievement award to Sh. Mahendra Swarup.
ByHT Brand Studio

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This edition’s winners are-

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  • Mr. Sanjeev Laroia (Founder- Spacetime)
  • Mr. Manoj Jain (Founder- Ideation 3X)
  • Lifetime achievement award to Mr. Mahendra Swarup. 

Up to a lakh netizens across 30 cities in India choose their favourite startups in the initial rounds. 

3 Gold, 2 Visionary Founder and 1 lifetime achievement winners were awarded through a unique research based algorithm


SuperStartUps (SSU) Asia, a platform to recognise the most loved start-ups in Asia, today honoured top five start-ups as winners at the fourth edition of SuperStartUps Asia 2021 Awards.


SSU Asia is a badge of honour to recognise excellence in the Asian start-up world. This year, the winners were chosen through a rigorous 3-tier selection process. The SSU Asia process is a mix of quantitative and qualitative research. 


SSU Asia 2021 received an overwhelming response despite the pandemic. Over 2000 start-ups were voted in by netizens and were invited to participate in the programme. 


The 80 shortlisted entries were further evaluated via a qualitative evaluation, by joint force startup task team on the basis of the entry form, research scores, startup idea, business model and future growth potential. The final list of 3 gold winners and 2 Visionary Founder Award winners were shortlisted by qualitative research amongst relevant target audiences.


Commenting on the awards, Mr. Shivjeet Kullar, Council Leader of SuperStartUps Asia Awards, said, "This year we chose to focus on sustainability oriented businesses and Web 3.0 related companies. The fundamental nature of the internet is changing and we want to recognise the shift"

He further added, “Singapore based NRI, Manoj Jain is the man to look out for in the coming years. Manoj has the mind of a VC and the heart of an environmentalist - a great combination"

Commenting on Mr.Mahendra Swarup, winner of the lifetime Achievement award, he said,” Mahinder is unique in the sense that he helps start-ups at all levels, whether they need incubation and 10 lakhs or a Seies B and 10 crores”.

SSU GOLD AWARD WINNERS- DiagRight is a company founded with a vision of standardizing the last mile delivery for drastically reducing the scope of wrong diagnosis and bringing transparency and visibility in the diagnostic process, defined by the National Accreditation Board of Testing & Calibration Laboratories (NABL) India. Intangles is an IOT company based out of Pune with its expertise in Advance Telemetry and Operations Automation. Intangles has developed its own set of proprietary algorithms which allows fleet operators to monitor the performance of the vehicle in real time. is an award-winning digital-first platform that enables independent mutual funds distributors to grow their AUM with state-of-the-art technology


Sanjeev Laroia- Founder of Spacetime. SpaceTime is a startup providing co-working solutions. It was conceived to bridge the gap between the benefits and fallouts of working remotely. The idea was to replace “work from home” with “co-work near home”.

Its Sanjeev Laroia is a Chartered Accountant by profession. In a career spanning over 30 years, Sanjeev has been a practising accountant, a stockbroker and investment advisor, and an entrepreneur with ownership of a successful travel & destination marketing company.

Manoj Jain- Founder of Ideation 3X- Ideation3X is a holding company based out of Singapore which owns five operating companies- Solid Wastw Integrated Management, 2degree Clicon, Medical Innovation, AirBorne Catalyst and AB System, with a mission to create alternatives to fossil fuels and reduce green house gases. It is a circular economy player committed to solving environment issues. Manoj Jain, the Chairman and Director of the company is a man with a vision with interests in Singapore, China, USA and India. His mission is to provide sustainable solutions to the environment issues particularly in India.


Sh. Mahendra Swarup- Mahendra Swarup is the sponsor of Ankurit Capital, a Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Registered, Alternative Investment Fund which invests in technologies at the convergence of Web2.0 and Web 3.0. He is a prolific investor in the Indian startup ecosystem, having more than a decade investment experience with proprietary capital under Venture Gurukool. He serves as the Chairman at the Association of Independent Directors of India (AIDI) as well as the Start-Up Association of India (SAI). He also serves on the Board of Directors of several companies including as the Chairman of 

Micromax. He has served on various Government appointed Committees and task forces including that of SEBI. 

About SuperStartUps Asia


The SuperStartUps label is the highest form of recognition – a certification of entrepreneurial excellence and the ultimate seal that the company is customer-approved. The SuperStartUps Asia is more than winning a trophy. It’s about giving your business the boost it needs, reaching the right kind of investors you want to, raising the profile of your business among various stakeholders – existing and prospective customers, vendors, employees and regulatory authorities.

The SuperStartUps Asia awards debuted in 2017 with a vision of recognizing and empowering emerging startups from the Asian startup ecosystem. Their unique democratically voted process of selecting winners ensures that people (or the end consumers of the products and services offered by startups) get to decide the worth of their winners. This way, the winners of The SuperStartUps awards are effectively recognized by their consumers.

Superstartupsasia  are the world's only elected award. They are brought to you by NFX Digital: A specialised gamified research company, NFX over the years has conducted over a million researches for clients like Pepsi, ITC, Flipkart, Jabong, Perfetti, Canali, Tatas, Dabur, Discovery Channel and Hyundai.

The Superstartups entity has been designed by Shivjeet Kullar who has been ranked one of the top 10 advertising and marketing people in India. He himself has won 111 awards as a creative director, event planner and start up founder. These awards include One Show Merit, New York Ad Festival, JWT All world gold, Cannes Short List and Your Story ‘voice of the year’ list. Currently he is on the grand jury for the NY Festival.

SuperStartUps undertakes extensive research through India’s biggest online research portals, and with the guidance of top industry leading experts in the startup network ascertain the startups that have the potential to make a strong impact.

Click here for more information on SSU Asia Awards. 


Disclaimer: This is a company release. No HT journalist is involved in creation of this content.



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