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UrbanMetry Awarded as 2023 Technology Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 21 June 2023 – 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.

More information on this year’s Technology Pioneers can be found here.

More information on past winners, information on the community and the application link can be found here.

About UrbanMetry

UrbanMetry is a Malaysian data analytics company with data coverage in the South-East Asia region. It is dedicated to providing solutions to help businesses, cities and governments make informed decisions through a unique combination of spatial data and advanced analytics. Its missions is to help its clients make the best use of data to drive urban development and achieve their goals, shaping a long-term sustainable market, through a comprehensive range of services, including market intelligence, location analysis and sustainability assessments.

About the World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the International Organization for Public-Private Cooperation. The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. (

About the Technology Pioneers

Launched in 2000, the Technology Pioneer community is composed of early-stage companies from around the world that are involved in the design, development and deployment of new technologies and innovations, and are poised to have a significant impact on business and society. The World Economic Forum provides the community with a platform to engage with public and private sector leaders and to contribute new solutions to overcome the current crisis and build future resiliency.

The Technology Pioneers community is part of the Innovator Communities within the Forum's Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The Innovator Communities convene the world's leading global startups across different growth stages from early-stage Technology Pioneers to growth-stage Global Innovators and unicorn companies valued at more than $1 billion.

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