These tech disruptors on Asia’s Most Influential list have tapped into the power of technology to make the health industry in Asia more accessible and effective. They’ve created on-demand solutions and wellness ecosystems, all accessed through digital platforms so that preventing illness and promoting wellbeing in both mind and body becomes easier.
Azran Osman-Rani, Malaysia
Azran Osman-Rani was moved to establish digital health startup Naluri after losing his father to cancer and diabetes. At the time, doctors did not address his dad’s depression and focused on only his physical diseases.
Now, Osman-Rani's company offers a holistic approach to health, reducing risk factors as well as improving mental resilience (its mental health assessment is a good place to start). Naluri provides tailored solutions powered by experts, from clinical psychologists to dieticians, fitness experts to pharmacists. The coaching team, along with a host of programs, can be accessed through its app, which makes the service accessible to more people.
Naluri is one of the brightest unicorns in Malaysia. In 2021, it completed its Series A funding round, raising US$5 million. Its success is not a surprise as Azran Osman-Rani has guided other businesses to great heights, founding AirAsia and leading the expansion of streaming service iflix in the past. What’s next? Naluri plans to expand to Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.