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Having struggled through a tough year, Gumi bounces back stronger

"We are going to be the number one mobile game company. We are going to create the best self-develop...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 4, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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A genius idea was born after 2 entrepreneurs grew frustrated with corporate processes

Japan’s Kaizen is the startup behind A/B testing software planBCD and it isn’t like any other A/...

By Willis Wee

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  • February 3, 2014
  • at 1:37 pm
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This startup lets users mix and match their favorite outfits, and is making money without selling a thing

“I’m in a business that I love. I love fashion and technology. I can’t ask for more,” said K...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 30, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Japan’s Terra Motors brings a $29,000 super electric scooter to India

Japan’s Terra Motors Corporation today released its Kiwami electric bikes in India.

By Willis Wee

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  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:48 pm

Lancers produces $200 million freelancing gigs so far and it is still growing

Founded by Akiyoshi Yosuke in 2008, Lancers claims to be Japan’s largest freelancing site, produci...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 28, 2014
  • at 9:08 am

Twitcasting lets users around the world livestream their life, from singing karaoke to rioting in the streets

Founded in 2010, Twitcasting is a mobile app for streaming and watching live videos in real-time.

By Willis Wee

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  • January 24, 2014
  • at 1:03 pm

From hobby to blog to e-commerce, Tokyo Otaku Mode wants to be world’s otaku epicenter

Tokyo Otaku Mode was founded in March 2011 as a Facebook page by a bunch of otaku founders. It is no...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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Mig33 is now listed on the Australian Securities Exchange

In a stunning move, Singapore and Indonesia-based mobile social networking company mig33 is now list...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:56 pm
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Mobile app Cream aims to be the Jelly for pricing data

Founded by Hajime Hirose, Yosuke Kimoto, Yoko Aoyama, Cream aims to become the “Waze for real-time...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:01 am
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Ticketstreet aims to be the StubHub of Japan

Ticketstreet is a Tokyo-based secondary online marketplace that allows folks to buy and sell concert...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 22, 2014
  • at 4:08 pm
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The biggest lesson at YC for AnyPerk: “Build something you want”

In a short span of two years, Fukuyama and his team have turned AnyPerk into one of the startups to ...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 21, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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This entrepreneur built a startup to solve his mom’s problem

Founded by Yuta Tsuruoka and Kazuma Ieiri, BASE a Tokyo-based startup aims to help anyone to create ...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:02 pm

Valued at about $50 million, Japanese startup Coiney aims for IPO

When CEO and founder of Coiney Naoko Samata first joined Paypal Japan in 2009, she didn’t imag...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 14, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Indonesia’s Bakrie Group leads Path’s $25 million Series C round

Mobile social network Path is huge in Indonesia. So huge that it has attracted attention from Indone...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 11, 2014
  • at 12:28 pm

How a big data startup perseveres and succeeds after losing a founder

Founded in 2011, FlyData (formerly known as Hapyrus) is a Japanese startup based in Silicon Valley t...

By Willis Wee

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  • January 10, 2014
  • at 5:08 pm
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Top 20 articles on Tech in Asia 2013

The Tech in Asia editorial team has written thousands of articles in 2013. But the below 20 pieces s...

By Willis Wee

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  • December 31, 2013
  • at 2:08 pm
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Mobile game developer Gumi raises $19 million, partners with Fuji Media

Japanese mobile game developer Gumi announced that it has concluded a financing round of 1.9 billion...

By Willis Wee

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  • December 26, 2013
  • at 3:23 pm
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40 must-read Asian founder stories in 2013

In this year-end review, we have consolidated some of our must-read founder stories for 2013 in one ...

By Willis Wee

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  • December 25, 2013
  • at 2:08 pm