Indian augmented reality (AR) startup Tesseract has been crowned victor of Asia Hardware Battle (AHB) 2018, taking the top spot in a highly competitive grand final that took place in Shanghai’s Yangpu District on Wednesday (October 12).

AHB received over 600 applications from across nine countries in Asia. Organized by TechNode, the competition had pitching events in Malaysia, Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, China, and India. Just 15 startups made it to the finals in Shanghai.

Judges included Dr. Markus Seidel, head of BMW’s technology office in China; Andrew He, general manager of Bosch Smart Life Technology China; Anna Arnt, brand manager of partnerships and innovations at Volkswagen Group China; Paul Wong, VP of Emporium; and Chen Xin, general manager of Taobao Crowdfunding.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.