Posts Categorized: Retail

US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

US retailer Target scouts for ideas in India with new startup accelerator program

It’s not just Microsoft Ventures that wants to nurture Indian startups. Now the American retailer Target (NYSE:TGT) is rolling out its...

  • February 25, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Zalora prepping IPO in the US, job posting suggests

Zalora, a fashion e-commerce store in East Asia, could be gearing up for an IPO in the United States. The Rocket Internet company last week ...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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Apple aims for more Chinese customers with a new e-store on Alibaba’s Tmall

Apple has opened an official web store on Tmall, Alibaba’s “online mall” for brands and big-name merchants, reports the Wall Street Jo...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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The secret tricks of Singapore’s video game shops

Video game retail is a tough business. And while Qisahn’s owner Soon Qishan is a savvy businessman, he has experienced his fair share of o...

  • October 26, 2013
  • at 11:38 am
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GREE Ventures makes Series A investment in Indonesia’s Berrybenka, a fashion ecommerce startup

Berrybenka will use the funds to expand product selection, scale up marketing, and improve the startup's logistics.

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 11:09 am
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The bridge opens, Golden Gate Ventures invests in TradeGecko, RedMart, Coda Payments

The GGV team has logged over 500,000 kilometers in flight distance and met with more than 400 teams. Today, they are announcing its first th...

  • December 18, 2012
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In Asia, beauty box companies are the next Clone Rush

Many beauty box companies in Asia have risen to prominence. The question is whether they can sustain their momentum.

  • December 6, 2012
  • at 7:26 pm
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Pink Dollar aims to end gay discrimination by promoting Hong Kong’s LGBT-friendly businesses

While Hong Kong is one of the most LGBT-friendly places in Asia, gay discrimination still persists. That prompted Paul Ramscar to create Pin...

  • December 5, 2012
  • at 12:42 pm
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New social network #OOTDX wants to own Asia’s online fashion space

Fashion lovers itching to create their own lookbooks now have another option to go to. #OOTDX, a fashion social network, has gone live, allo...

  • November 27, 2012
  • at 10:45 am
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Focused on developing nations, mobile payment startup Ezetap raises $8 million in series B funding

Indian mobile payment startup Ezetap has raised US$8 million in series B funding led by Helion Advisors. Silicon Valley-based Social+Captial...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Chinese New Year a missed opportunity for retailers and advertisers: location data

Chinese New Year is typically a retail graveyard in countries with a significant Chinese population as shops close for the holidays. However...

  • February 13, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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China’s next Apple Store will open its doors on Friday

Beijingers, rejoice – China’s next Apple store opens for business this Friday at a newly-built location in China Central Place Shopp...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 4:24 pm
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Line brings its web store to Taiwan as part of greater retail push

  This month marks the start of a new wave in Line’s push for greater monetization. Today, in Japan, the company formally introduced ...

  • October 1, 2013
  • at 12:44 pm
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Pacts with and Zalora signal Clozette’s intent to become Asia’s premier fashion network

For a social network about fashion, Clozette isn't exactly a looker. But it turns out to be more interesting than it lets on.

  • January 3, 2013
  • at 10:01 am
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New price comparison app PricePinz one of the fastest and easiest to use

PricePinz boasts support for both barcode and QR Code scanning, and provides a list of deals available in the vicinity of the user.

  • December 12, 2012
  • at 8:30 am
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Rocket Internet’s Lazada raises money again, gets USD26M from Summit Partners

Lazada, which is Rocket Internet's version of Amazon, claims to be the largest online department store in Southeast Asia.

  • December 6, 2012
  • at 1:12 am
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CyberAgent Ventures invests in Indonesian online baby product seller Bilna

The founding team behind Bilna, Ferry Tenka, Jason Lamuda and Eka Himawan, are also the founders of group buying site Disdus, which were bou...

  • November 29, 2012
  • at 5:26 pm
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Daigou, a novel e-commerce business model, is an intriguing Chinese export

Dozens of Daigou sites have sprung up in Asia. It appeals to overseas Chinese who are aware of the concept, and also to locals who are on a...

  • November 16, 2012
  • at 2:55 pm
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