Posts Categorized: Startups


grabtaxi

Why GrabTaxi is giving Singapore’s largest taxi operator a run for its money

For too long, Comfort has relied on its market dominance and has stagnated in improving its services.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to t...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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57 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • April 20, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Do you think you have enough knowledge to dominate Indonesia’s market? (Startup Asia preview)

The startup ecosystem is still very young, but we are seeing healthy growth in investment and tech industry interest inside the country. But...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 10:17 pm
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This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three, it turns out.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

South Korea’s top 10 most valuable tech startups

It’s been five years since the second venture boom started in Korea, and now there are several startups that are big enough to compete wit...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 12:35 pm
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Dentists now have a new buddy in Medix, helps clinics keep patient records online

Medix, a cloud-based clinic management service, could possibly make record-keeping more seamless.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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IMGembed 85% of images online go unsourced

85% of images online go unsourced, here’s how this startup wants to fix it

A tremendous volume of images go online each day. Yet almost 85 percent of these images go uncredited. Here's how this startup wants to fix ...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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This Japanese entrepreneur is freeing small businesses from their accounting nightmares

Founded by Daisuke Sasaki and Ryu Yokoji in July 2012, freee aims to make bookkeeping and accounting quick and easy.

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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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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KakaoTalk reveals it has 140 million users, made $203 million in revenue last year

Korean chat app company, Kakao, has disclosed that its 2013 revenue hit $203 million, netting $59 million in profits.

  • April 19, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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Online grocery shopping startups

Online grocery shopping on the rise in Pakistan

Online grocery shopping is one area with a lot of potential – because we all need groceries, they’re not a luxury, and they’re such a ...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 9:29 pm
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ParallelDots

Drive new traffic to old content with this Indian startup’s automated timeline maker

Getting new traffic to old content is a conundrum for most online publishers. “We talked with a few publishers about their archives, h...

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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Want to be a successful startup? Settle in Thailand, but register your company elsewhere

Some successful startups in Thailand even recommend newbies to head over to other nearby countries to register their company. Why is that?

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 11:07 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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Yatra funding

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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JewelDistrict

This startup makes 3D-printed, one-of-a-kind jewelry

In personalization of jewelry, since some geometrically complex designs can only be achieved by 3D printing.

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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