Snow Leopard Tech Challenge 2019
Winner Announcement

The Snow Leopard Tech Challenge is a global startup competition organized by Irbis Ventures, a digital venture builder headquartered in Singapore and Mongolia.

Irbis Ventures
Sep 24, 2019 · 3 min read

SLTC 2019 Attendees

The Grand Finale of 2019 SLTC brought together angel investors and asset managers, successful entrepreneurs and Irbis Ventures’ first five portfolio startups. These up-and-coming startups were selected by Irbis Ventures partners via Irbis Explorer, the firm’s proprietary online startup sourcing and assessment platform. In addition to conventional startup due diligence methods, Irbis Ventures used unique techniques tailored for frontier market startups, including peer review.

Before arriving at the final destination of the Grand Finale, each of the five finalists of 2019 SLTC had already secured US$20K investment from Irbis Ventures. Each contender arrived in the Gobi Desert with the sole purpose of winning the Grand Finale. The winner was to get an additional prize of US$20,000.

The top five finalists of Snow Leopard Tech Challenge are:

We are proud to announce that Cookly, a start-up from Singapore, based in Thailand, as the winner of this year’s Snow Leopard Tech Challenge.

Best Pitcher & Grand Finale Winner — Cookly

Cookly: The world’s largest cooking class platform, that offers 1,500+ classes across 150 destinations in over 35 countries.

Here are our other finalists who are also members of the Irbis Ventures family.

Top 5 Finalists— iHotel

iHotel is an all-service-hotel-management platform that helps offline hotels in frontier markets to get access to the world of travelers (both local and international).

Top 5 Finalists — Erxes

Erxes: Highly customisable, open-source and all-in-one growth marketing platform. With erxes, businesses, brands and agencies can integrate all their marketing, sales and customer service tools into one platform for greater output.

Top 5 Finalists — Fairbanc

Fairbanc is the first scalable, AI-powered, “closed-loop” working capital credit and payments platform for the emerging market micro and small businesses.

Top 5 Finalists— ONEFIT

ONEFIT is the one and only fitness and healthy lifestyle aggregator in Mongolia.

2019 SLTC distinguished guests with an eagle hunter Mr. Chaimurat

Although the 2019 Snow Leopard Tech Challenge has ended, Irbis Ventures’ cohort is just starting. Irbis Ventures will continue working with its portfolio startups and help them achieve their goals. If you wish to work with us and our portfolio startups, please reach us at

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