Five ‘unbelievably exciting startups’ will take to the stage at the 4YFN Shanghai Awards next week to pitch their businesses to impact investors.

We are media partners with 4YFN Shanghai, which is on from 26 to 28 June, and are looking forward to seeing which of the five is crowned champion for 2019. In the mix are Finland’s BroadBit Batteries, for its energy efficient battery tech; ClareKnows, from China, an early stage firm pioneering AI-powered marketing solutions; America’s Ambeent, an app that ‘optimises Wi-Fi’; RefundMe, from the Netherlands, a platform digitising VAT refunds; and China’s YouBeWon, which is building a large data service platform and products based on operator networks.

“Once again, we were truly impressed by the quality of entries this year. We have seen groundbreaking technologies and some unbelievably exciting startups with monumental ambitions,” said Pere Duran, 4YFN director.

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