Posts Categorized: Funding

Co-founders Toru Nishikawa (L) and Daisuke Okanohara (R)

How big is a zettabyte? This startup got funding from Japan’s biggest telco to find out.

The company is gearing up for its biggest challege yet.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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China’s car services startups get a funding boost that will drive them off a cliff

If you run a startup that has anything to do with cars in China, then there’s a pretty good chance you got funded recently.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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tinybeans app

Half a million users later, Tinybeans raises $1.7M for a baby-focused social network

Co-founder Eddie Geller reveals that they are aiming to double that by year’s end, and hit three million by mid-2015.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:01 pm
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pomelo fashion ecommerce korean

Pomelo gets $1.6M early stage funding to spread Korean fashion in Southeast Asia

The startup aims to own the whole supply chain. Investors include US rapper Nas.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Pop culture heaven Tokyo Otaku Mode nabs up to $13.7 million in new funds

Tokyo Otaku Mode is planning strengthen its overseas operations.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 6:46 pm
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medical medtech

Singapore medtech startups get $60M boost from government program

Medtech startups in Singapore can look at this co-funding scheme for support. Two new accelerators have joined the program.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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commonfloor gets 30 million

Tiger Global pumps $30 million more into CommonFloor. ‘Challenge will be to maintain culture,’ says CEO

"The helpful, community nature is our core value and it is something we will have to keep our eyes on while we scale. We cannot spread too t...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 9:34 pm
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This Australian startup just raised $35 million in its first round of funding

This Australian startup just raised $35 million in its first round of funding

Australian startups don’t typically see that kind of money. Invoice2go is Accel's fourth major Australian investment, alongside Atlassian,...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 10:48 am
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NewsHunt, India

NewsHunt, India’s answer to Flipboard, gets $16 million funding

India’s top homegrown news reader app, NewsHunt, has secured INR 1 billion (US$16.5 million) in series B funding.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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Shufti lands $5.75M to help Japanese housewives work from home

From data entry to audio transcription, Shufti allows housewives to earn additional income by completing simple, crowdsourced tasks.

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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China’s InnoLight closes $38M series C round led by Google Capital

China’s InnoLight Technology announced today via a press release that it has closed a US$38 million round of Series C funding led by G...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:44 pm
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Yuemei - Cosmetic surgery marketplace in China gets series A funding

A pretty penny: plastic surgery marketplace in China gets funding

Yuemei has over 1,100 registered practitioners in its marketplace, scattered across mainland China.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 7:11 pm
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent now has 24% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent has paid over US$830 million to accumulate this stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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imoney

iMoney raises $4 million, aims to hit five million visitors per month by next year

Today Malaysia-based iMoney announced it has raised MYR 13 million (US$4 million) in a new funding round.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to  become China’s answer to Vine

Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to become China’s answer to Vine

10-second video app Miaopai has secured US$50 million in series C funding.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:59 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: more air purifiers, more smartwatches, and more kegel trainers

For the first time, our monthly installment of China's best crowdfunding campaigns features more projects on JD than Demohour.

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Chinese IT education startup teaches you how to make your own Flappy Bird clone, gets $22M investment

Rather than dry and often theoretical university classes, Jike aims for a more applicable approach with instant gratification.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Ardent Capital nabs US$12.7 million from huge Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas

Two years ago Ardent Capital set out to create Southeast Asia's first trans-national ecommerce giants. Now, it just got funding from one of ...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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