Posts Categorized: F&B


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Forget food blogging: this startup aims to show that table reservations are the real money-makers

One of the biggest problems Benson Chang identified while running a restaurant was the lack of manpower to take reservations during peak per...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Thailand’s Yelp-esque Wongnai gets more funding to expand into hair and beauty salon reviews

Thailand’s leading restaurant review site Wongnai has just secured funding from the investment subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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AbraResto hits 1.2 million monthly page-views, adds food listings for Bandung

AbraResto, Indonesia’s online food directory, announces today that it has expanded its service to Bandung.

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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Qraved: Jakarta diners spent $1.5 billion on dining out in 2013 (INFOGRAPHIC)

Qraved also estimates that Jakarta diners ate out 380 million times last year, spending a total of US$1.5 billion annually.

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 7:24 pm
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Foodpanda and OpenRice hook up for a saucy two-way foodfest

At the beginning of this month, Rocket Internet’s Foodpanda revealed its latest huge funding round which enables the food delivery service...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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Wongnai, Thailand’s answer to Yelp, now has 1 million registered users

Founded in 2010, Wongnai, the restaurant review site often called Thailand’s Yelp, has now grown to one million registered users, the star...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Indonesia’s Qraved now rewards you discounts for online restaurant bookings

Besides a new website interface, Qraved now offers incentives for users to start making online restaurant bookings in Indonesia: discounts.

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 6:03 pm
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India’s Zomato gets $37 million in funding led by Sequoia Capital to challenge Yelp in more markets

It’s a big day for India-based restaurant listing site Zomato. This morning the startup rolled out in six new cities around the world R...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 6:20 pm
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Amazon’s first ever investment in China is an online fresh food grocer, could signal AmazonFresh expansion

This is the first time Amazon has ever invested in a Chinese company. The move mirrors Walmart's (NYSE:WMT) majority stake in Yihaodian.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 2:40 pm
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iChef is bringing startup savvy to Taiwan’s new class of food entrepreneurs

Startups in Asia are sometimes scolded for focusing on local issues rather than global ones. But a narrow vision can be an asset since busin...

  • May 14, 2014
  • at 4:41 pm
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Zomato has over 500,000 monthly visitors in Indonesia, embraces social dining concept

Zomato no longer looks like the “Google for restaurant listings”, and now more closely resembles “Facebook for food lovers”.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Foodpanda CEO: we want to be the Facebook of food ordering; here’s how we’ll do it

Rocket Internet, the tech startup incubator that many love to hate, has produced many well-known startups. It’s the company behind many b...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Indonesia’s food discovery site Abraresto raises $1.5 million investment

Indonesia’s food discovery site Abraresto announced today it has closed an investment of $1.5 million f...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 7:41 pm
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Shanghai residents can now order delivery from China’s most popular food review website

Food review and group-buying website Dianping officially launched its food delivery service in Shanghai after a one-month beta test, acco...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Withlocals connects tourists with authentic local food, activities, and tours across Asia

Netherlands-based startup Withlocals is a peer-to-peer marketplace where local people offer home dining, tour experiences, and other local a...

  • November 7, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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Zomato tackles new languages for first time, takes restaurant listings to Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil

Three months after its last round of expansions, India-based restaurant listing site Zomato is taking on its biggest challenge yet – t...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 12:15 pm
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Baidu in talks to acquire China’s most popular food review site Dianping for $2 billion UPDATE: Denied

UPDATE 10/24/2013 16:08 - Dianping has denied reports saying it is in acquisition negotiations with Baidu. Chinese search giant Baidu (NA...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 10:56 am
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