Property Data Analytics Startup, UrbanMetry Only Malaysian Startup Awarded as 2023 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

UrbanMetry, a leading property data analytics company, was selected among hundreds of candidates as one of the World Economic Forum’s “Technology Pioneers”.

The startup, founded by Cha-Ly Koh, uses a unique combination of spatial data and advanced analytics to provide insights to help improve city planning and governance. It is the only Malaysian company among the winners.

The World Economic Forum’s Technology Pioneers are early-stage companies that are at the forefront of new technologies and innovation and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society.

“We’re excited to welcome UrbanMetry to our 2023 cohort of Technology Pioneers,” said Verena Kuhn, Head of Innovator Communities at the World Economic Forum.

“UrbanMetry and its fellow pioneers are at the forefront of innovation and disruption needed to help us solve the world’s most pressing issues. We look forward to their contribution to the Forum’s content work that brings together the public and private sector to tackle these global issues.”

As a Technology Pioneer, UrbanMetry CEO Cha-Ly Koh will be invited to engage with the World Economic Forum, working with global leaders to help address key industry and societal issues.

Technology Pioneers will also be invited to join Forum events and discussions throughout the year, bringing together leading stakeholders from the public and private sector.

“We are deeply honoured to receive the prestigious Technology Pioneer award, which validates our unwavering commitment to transforming urban environments through innovative technologies,” said Cha-Ly.

“This recognition motivates us to continue pushing boundaries and driving positive change, making cities smarter, sustainable and better for all.”

This year’s Technology Pioneer cohort includes startups from 31 economies, with a third led by a woman chief executive. China has the second highest representation with 12 Technology Pioneers, behind the US with 29 companies.


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