Wiztango is a Winner for the 2013 Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award.
05 Sep 2013

    Hong Kong - Red Herring announced its Top 100 award in recognition of the leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these startups’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

    Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype,, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work. 

    “Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Asia to the Top 100 Winners. We believe Wiztango embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. Wiztango should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was the strongest it has ever been.”

    Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Asia.

    Red Herring is a global media company, which unites the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors and business decision makers in a variety of forums, including print, online and exclusive events worldwide.  Red Herring provides an insider’s access to the global innovation economy, identifying new and innovative technology companies and entrepreneurs. Its Red Herring 100 awards for North America, Europe, Asia and Global have recognized more than 5,000 companies in their early stages, including Baidu, Google, eBay, Skype.

Asian startup launches Facebook like learning and training platform.
30 Jul 2013

Think about all the things you do on Facebook. You can upload photos and videos from your most recent vacation, post birthday well wishes on friends' walls, and comment on everything from current events to the mundane events of your everyday life.

But would you use Facebook as a learning and training platform?

Wiztango, a Singapore-based tech start-up, launched a learning and training platform that mimics the social capabilities of Facebook. Here "likes" are called "learns." Wiztango's platform, which the company calls a social wrapper for instructor-led training, is still in the pilot phase at businesses in Japan, India and Singapore. The startup has plans to start a U.S. subsidiary in the next two months and open the platform to American-based companies before the end of the year.

Start-up Wiztango clubs classroom training with online chatter.
Getting social to train better.
The breakthrough for the two-year-old venture happened after large companies began to sign up for the product. Customers include corporate companies such as L&T Insurance and Mahindra Vehicles as well as corporate training institute Seed Infotech which signed up in April.
Awards & Honors
Video of India Human Capital Awards
Prashant Jain, CEO & Chief Social Learner celebrating at India Human Capital Awards 2012. Wiztango won in the category of the "Best Learning & Development Strategy"