Posts Categorized: Profiles

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Masatoshi Kumagai saw the future and built a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs

GMO Internet Group is the Japan leader for online payments, web hosting, cloud storage, online security, and domain names.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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Codementor, a startup that connects frustrated developers with live coding gurus, nabs $600K in seed funding

Codementor, a startup that connects developers stuck in a pickle with coding gurus, just closed a $600,000 seed funding round. Participants ...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 11:06 pm
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The News Lens, a Taiwanese media startup, wants to move the island away from gutter journalism

Consumers the world over often accuse their domestic media outlets of sensationalism. Political pundits hijack issues worthy of real debate,...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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Kakao Kakaotalk


Kakao is a South Korean company most well known for KakaoTalk, one of the most popular mobile chat apps in Asia. It combines communication w...

  • December 25, 2012
  • at 9:41 pm
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A startup that strives to create compelling experiences through game dynamics.

  • November 7, 2012
  • at 11:35 pm
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SingTel, a publicly-traded company in the Singapore stock exchange, is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world. It has ...

  • October 16, 2012
  • at 12:57 pm
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ShopSpot is a mobile app and m-commerce platform where people can upload goods online to sell. Users can browse items they want to purchase....

  • October 13, 2012
  • at 4:53 pm
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Dropmysite, more popularly know as Dropmyemail, is a Singapore-registered company that wants to back up the Internet.

  • September 16, 2012
  • at 5:26 pm
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PlayMoolah offers parents tools to teach their kids about money. Its approach involves getting children to learn through play and real-world...

  • April 26, 2012
  • at 12:01 am
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How a wandering two-legged LinkedIn gives a helping hand to startups in India

Subhendu Panigrahi, co-founder of Indian company Venturesity, is the ultimate connector startups look for when they want to hire techies.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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How contest startup Bounty Hunter went from noodle sandwiches to 500 Startups in 3 years

Over the past two years a steady stream of Taiwan-based startups have been picked to join 500 Startups, the accelerator program founded  by...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 9:29 pm
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Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet is a Berlin headquartered company that is well-known for cloning successful online startups (usually from the US), replicati...

  • January 10, 2013
  • at 9:32 am
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JFDI.Asia aims to build an innovation ecosystem that sustains itself, in Asia, for Asia. Its signature event is the JFDI.Asia Bootcamp in Si...

  • November 21, 2012
  • at 12:28 am
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SingTel Innov8

SingTel Innov8, the venture capital subsidiary of SingTel, manages a fund size of USD158M. It invests in technologies in the fields of netwo...

  • October 25, 2012
  • at 7:33 pm
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Kezaar is a marketplace for classes and workshops. It matches talent or skill sharers with learners via crowdsourcing.

  • October 15, 2012
  • at 11:07 pm
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Gushcloud is a web and mobile social network where users share their feelings about stuff. It also connects brands with consumers.

  • October 2, 2012
  • at 3:15 pm
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Burpple offers a way for users to remember, organize and explore food moments with friends. Its mobile app enables people to remember specia...

  • September 2, 2012
  • at 6:17 pm
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