Posts Categorized: Ecommerce


miyabaobei

Chinese ecommerce site for babies that originated on Taobao secures $20M from Sequoia Capital

Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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Behind Urban Ladder’s $21M round: a sneak peek at ‘wardrobe configurator’ and ‘total furniture’

A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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TastyKhana adds new cities in India

TastyKhana keeps up pressure on Foodpanda in India by adding 10 new cities

Online food ordering service TastyKhana cooked up a major update today, more than doubling the number of Indian cities where it’s avai...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of launching a food delivery service in the Philippines

Philippine startup Metroplate relaunches as a food delivery service.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Former Catcha exec starts new fashion site, lets you shop directly from overseas marketplaces

Fashion marketplace FaveChic believes it can compete with the big boys in multiple markets in Southeast Asia.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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expedia in Asia

Expedia makes a big push for Asia with $659 million acquisition

Travel booking titan Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is making a big push for new users and revenue streams in Asia today with the A$703 million (US$6...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Flipkart launches budget smartphones, beats Google and Mozilla to the punch

Before Google's phone could arrive, Indian ecommerce leader Flipkart has pressed ahead by launching a range of budget smartphones, starting ...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 7:55 pm
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China’s second-biggest ecommerce firm JD launches Kickstarter-like crowdfunding site

Coufenzi has 12 projects so far, sporting a combination of gadgets, movies, charity drives, and concerts.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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Fresh funds for TripHobo, more itineraries and fewer headaches for travelers

Indian travel startup TripHobo has secured series A funding of over US$1 million from Kalaari Capital. The two-year-old portal lets traveler...

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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Berniaga partners Intel to bring underprivileged Indonesians up to speed on tech

  Berniaga.com, one of Indonesia’s heavy hitters in ecommerce, held a press conference today to announce its new partnership with glo...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 8:27 pm
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WeChat begins ecommerce push in Asia with taxi-booking feature

Singapore WeChat users can now book taxis inside app, more countries to follow in EasyTaxi partnership

WeChat users in Singapore can now book a taxi inside the messaging app thanks to a tie-up with EasyTaxi. It’s the first such move by WeCha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 5:26 pm
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Habi Footwear co-founding team. (L-R) Bernadee Uy, Janine Chiong, and Paola Savillo,

Can Habi Footwear become the Philippine answer to TOMS Shoes?

We take a closer look at the life and times of social entrepreneur, Janine Chiong.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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Singapore online grocery store RedMart gets $23M from star-studded investors

Investors in this round include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Garena, SoftBank Ventures, and Visionnaire Ventures.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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The power of women in China’s booming ecommerce market

In China, there are more male online shoppers than female online shoppers. However, women are the ones really shaping the thriving Chinese e...

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 11:25 am
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Want to buy a nuclear-plant-ready face mask or a power saw? On Tolexo, you can

Books, clothes, and electronics; these we have become familiar with in stores like Flipkart. Latest online marketplace Tolexo sells heat gun...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Looking to buy cheap beer online in Singapore for the World Cup? Find the best deals with BeerHunter

Watching a World Cup game without a beer in hand is like a theme park without roller coasters - it's just not as fun without the potential o...

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Startup on top, corporate on bottom: how a Singaporean company stays agile in China’s complex payments sector

This startup-on-top, corporate-on-bottom style makes the company efficient, productive, and agile enough to keep competition at bay.

  • June 30, 2014
  • at 3:22 pm
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent announced today that it’s paying US$736 million for a 19.9 percent stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 10:30 pm
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