Sin­ga­pore, Malaysia / Grab­taxi / 34

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With her ride-hail­ing app Grab, Hooi Ling Tan has trans­formed mo­bil­ity in South­east Asia. Her green taxis are now mak­ing their way through traf­fic in dozens of cities through­out Asia. Like Uber, Grab also en­ables users to book rides with driv­ers of pri­vate cars and mo­tor scoot­ers. Since 2011, more than two bil­lion rides have been logged through the app, which started as Myteksi in Kuala Lumpur. Tan, a me­chan­i­cal en­gi­neer, and her team are now based in Sin­ga­pore. Val­ued at 6 bil­lion dol­lars, the young com­pany is tar­get­ing a bil­lion dol­lars in rev­enue by the end of 2018.

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