Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. As always, for startup tips and story suggestions, feel free to email us. Alternatively, you can submit tips here and/or tell us about your startup here. Enjoy this week’s list!
Anipipo is an animation-focused crowdfunding site from Thailand and is created by a partnership between three co-founders – Hiroaki Taira (from Japan), Sam Tiyavutiroj, and Vincent Sethiwan; they’re the folks who run Launchpad, a famous co-working space in Bangkok.
Sydney-based startup Canva is an online platform that allows you to create professional designs using its idiot-proof drag-and-drop design tool. It boasts a library of over one million photographs, graphics, and fonts as well as some useful team collaborative tools.
3. Hex | China
Hex is a smartphone-controlled, 3D-printed, fully customizable, and completely open-source personal nanocopter. It flew into a Kickstarter campaign this week and soared past its goal in just a few hours!
Started out back in March 2010, Tiki, the Amazon of Vietnam, announced this week that it has secured a series B round of funding from Sumitomo Corporation.
With its beta version launched officially this week, Indonesia’s Qraved is a brand new social food network which aims to be “a smart, social dining directory, helping users discover great places to dine at quickly and easily” from the web.
Launched in December 2012, Muafast, literally meaning “buy fast”, is a Vietnamese B2B2C platform that specifically serves online fashion retailers.
99designs, an Australia-based design crowdsourcing site has announced this week that it has acquired Brazilian design marketplace LogoChef as well as launching 99designs’ Portuguese version with local currency support.
Founded in July 2010, Duniaku is an Indonesian online gaming website with content targeted at Indonesian gamers and a platform for Indonesian game developers and publishers to promote their titles.
Similar to the likes of Instagram, Foodshot is an iOS food journal app from Vietnam that aims to “build a beautiful library of food images.”
Launched in late 2012, South Korea’s Moglue is a useful a drag-and-drop interface for users to create interactive e-book apps. The South Korean startup just released version 2.0 of its Android and iOS app, complete with a whole new suite of features and updates.
KiddieTAB is an Android-powered tablet aimed at kids launched by startup Lifeware Technology. The company partnered with local and international app developers and pre-loaded the KiddieTABs with over 100 educational applications which can supplement the primary school curriculum.
12. Frrole | India
Bangalore-based social intelligence startup Frrole has launched enterprise software for the media and entertainment (M&E) sector. This new enterprise software offering will help customers to extract and curate precise content-related topics, locations, products, or campaigns, which can then be integrated with their applications.
13. Pubgame | Taiwan
Founded in December 2010, Pubgame is a gaming platform that licenses games and markets them to Taiwanese consumers. The startup raised a $5 million round a while back, and has more than 16 titles launched presently.
iPost-a-card is a postcard customization app that allows people to use their own photos as a postcard, insert personal text, print it, and send to a friend. The app is a result of a four-sided partnership – Thailand Post, a social media agency, a printing firm, and Codegear, a mobile application developer company.
Wongnai is Thailand’s restaurant review startup, which received series A funding back in May this year. So we spoke with the team to find out how the money is being spent.
16. Pinguo | China
These are the guys who make Camera360, the popular photo app for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. This week the Chinese team got $18 million in fresh funding, which will go towards new product development and expanding the team.
Startups in events/incubators
17 – 21: 5 Australian sports startups you should be watching | Australia
22 – 30: 9 startups to look out for from China Axlr8r | China
31 – 40: Here are the 10 startups who get seats at JFDI | Singapore
41 – 47 StartUp Cup rocks Lahore | Pakistan
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This upcoming November 21 and 22, we will be bringing our signature Startup Asia Conference back to Jakarta, Indonesia. To be held at Plaza Bapindo, the bi-annual Startup Asia conference will feature promising startups from around the region, a revamped Startup Arena competition, a 24-hour long hackathon, and, of course, a huge line-up of interesting industry speakers. Check out the official conference site for more details.
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