Posts Categorized: Startups



Highlights from day 1 morning sessions at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014

Here’s a recap of the first half of the first day of Tech in Asia’s inaugural event in Japan.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 12:18 pm
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Philippine senator Aquino wants to help freelancers – here’s how you can help yourself

Senator Aquino wants to improve the freelancing industry - here’s how you can improve as a freelancer.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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This startup wants to bring every online store in Asia onto a single platform

This startup wants to bring every online store in Asia onto a single platform

In the last six months, they have seen a monthly user growth rate of 20 percent, with their users actively saving over 5,000 new products on...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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With $33M funding, Sequoia-backed FreeCharge pivots to targeted advertising

FreeCharge, which gives freebies to users who recharge their phones on the platform, will now use that purchasing behavior data for targeted...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 4:04 pm
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This startup gives rural entrepreneurs the tech to operate their own mobile networks

Although the northernmost American state of Alaska is the largest US territory by size, its population is less than 732,000. With rugged wil...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Klik-Eat just got acquired by its Japanese stakeholder

The online food delivery business gets a nod in Indonesia with the acquisition of one of its bigger players.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 1:08 pm
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Chinese drone maker joins quadcopter craze with new $20M investment

China-based personal drone maker XAircraft today announced a US$20 million series A funding round led by Chengwei Capital.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 12:08 pm
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We’re finding the next billion dollar startup at Arena Tokyo (#StartupAsia preview)

Eight startups will take the stage to present to a panel of judges at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 10:04 am
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Indonesia’s Ideabox accelerator unveils 2nd batch of finalists, featuring transport apps and foodtech

On August 29, Sebastian Togelang and Andy Zain’s Ideabox accelerator in Jakarta (powered by local telco Indosat) announced its second roun...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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8villages now works with telcos to offer free tips to farmers in Indonesia

It’s not every day you find a startup that offers free information to farmers in Indonesia.

  • September 3, 2014
  • at 11:17 am
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Ola Prime debuts in 6 Indian cities to take on Uber

Olacabs in India now comes in three flavours: Mini, Sedan, and Prime. The Sedan and Mini were already running; now Prime targets an addition...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 9:20 pm
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KreditGoGo is the latest online financial comparison site to enter the very hot Indonesian market

KreditGoGo is a financial comparison platform that helps people compare and apply for financial products in Indonesia.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Why are so many Japanese investors coming to Southeast Asia? (#StartupAsia preview)

Hear from Batara Eto, co-founder and managing partner at East Ventures, Tatsuo Tsutsumi, partner at Gree Ventures, Tommy Matsuo, director of...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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12 Philippine companies that should really start accepting Bitcoin

Executives from four Bitcoin firms called out twelve Philippine companies to accept the cryptocurrency.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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This app brings traveling singles together, says it’s not for hooking up

Wander is all about creating a trusted, friendly singles community which is under-served in the travel market.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Indonesia’s Valuklik gets seed funding from East Ventures

Ad spending in Indonesia is projected to reach $720 million in 2015. East Ventures and Valuklik want a slice of the pie.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Japan is finally opening up to the rest of the tech world

Will Japan be able to marry its strong history of hardware innovation and build mass appeal for the next generation of software-based techno...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

Rather than an outsourced development shop, Chok Ooi describes Agility as a startup product development company that partners and works with...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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