Posts Categorized: Funding


Who we are - Ooredoo Group

Rocket Internet and Qatar’s Ooredoo team up to create an ecommerce empire in Asia

The two companies will join forces to create Asia Internet Holding, which will cover Pakistan, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indon...

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Accounting SaaS startup freee nets $8 million in funding, aims for one million SMBs in Japan

Japan's top accounting SaaS startup, freee, has netted US$8 million in series B funding from DCM and Infinity Venture Partners (IVP).

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Singapore government to pump $48 million into six venture capital funds

The six selected venture capital funds are: Jungle Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Walden International, SBI Ven Capital, New Asia Investmen...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

The most recent winners include Japan’s Otaku Mode, Vietnam’s Appota, and China’s P2P lending platform Ppdai. Congratulations! 1. Otak...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth JPY 270 million - that’s US$2.64 milli...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Rocket Internet’s property search site Lamudi gets $7 million to fuel Asian expansion

The competition in Asia's property search space has intensified.

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 9:23 am
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CoinPlug

As Coinplug gets another $400k from Silicon Valley, South Korean investors miss out on their country’s bitcoin craze

Does this mean that Korean VCs are missing out on the next big thing, or have they made the smart choice to avoid bitcoin?

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:07 pm
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Alibaba smart TV OS

Jack Ma contributes to $1.05 billion funding for Alibaba’s smart TV partner

Today, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma cemented the partnership with Wasu Media with a truckful of cash, contributing along with other ...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Top games publisher Garena launches venture arm, to invest ‘eight figures’ each year

Garena Venture aims to deploy eight figures in dollars worth of investments each year.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 2:13 pm
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Rocket Internet’s car classifieds startup Carmudi nets $10 million in funding to grow in Asia

Carmudi, the car classifieds site headed up by self-proclaimed incubator Rocket Internet, just closed a $10 million funding round led by Ten...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 6:55 pm
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In2Nite, a last-minute hotel booking app, raises $2.8 million to expand throughout Asia

Competition is fierce between Singapore's rival last-minute hotel booking apps, In2Nite and HotelQuickly.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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Music startup Beatrobo gets $1.1 million funding to reinvent the mixtape

Japanese convenience store chain Lawson will announce its US$1.1 million series A investment in Tokyo-based startup Beatrobo.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 11:24 pm
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Yatra gets $23 million funding to battle in India’s increasingly tough travel booking market

Indian online travel site Yatra has raised a Rs 140 crore (US$23 million) funding round led by IDG Ventures, Vertex Ventures, and its seed i...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Last week’s winners include South Korea’s Coinplug, Thailand’s Eko, Malaysia’s GrabTaxi, and India’s Catapooolt. We hope everyone ...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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How do India’s major startup hubs measure up to those in the US? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Almost like a right of passage, every major startup scene in the world gets stacked up against Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far it...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Here are the Asian startups heading to Silicon Valley with Blackbox Connect

Korean makers of cutesy AlarmMon app get $1.9 million funding to make it even cuter

Seoul-based Malang Studio, maker of the cutesy AlarmMon app, revealed today that the startup has secured KRW 2 billion, which is US$1.9 mill...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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GrabTaxi nets seed funding as transportation apps sweep across Asia

The sharing economy is rearing its head in Asia as transportation startups spread across the continent. While English-language media outlets...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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