Posts Categorized: Startups

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US tourism site for overseas Chinese gets $20M investment from Tencent

Woqu, an online travel agency for Chinese looking to make a trip to the US, has secured a US$20 million series B round of funding led by Ten...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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JD invests in Daojia

Ecommerce titan JD cooks up $50 million in funding for startup food delivery service

Online food delivery service Daojia has pulled in US$50 million in series D funding from a major backer, the startup revealed today.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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Chinese startup races after China's globe-trotting tourists with overseas car rental service

Chinese startup races after China’s globetrotting tourists with overseas car rental service

A number of Chinese startups see this foreign holiday boom as a new business opportunity, even catering to the traveling hordes while they...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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Chelaile could be China’s best bus tracking app, but limited cities are a dealbreaker

The Chinese startup just received a US$5 million series A round of funding from undisclosed investors.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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This startup buys old shipping containers and turns them into urban hydroponic farms

The shipping containers are renovated to house an automated hydroponic farm with 1,600 heads of lettuce, celery, and other leafy greens for ...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 12:02 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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Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Makers of Camera360 go for a fresh start with highly configurable Mix photo app

Mix has lots of photo filters and several layers of special effects that can be applied on the same image (if you so wish).

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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Crowdfunded in China: Android-powered projectors, steering wheel mods, and all-in-one credit cards

This list of our five favorite successful campaigns is proof that the crowdfunding trend in China is showing no signs of slowing down.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Fun photo app MomentCam snags funding from Alibaba

Fun photo app MomentCam snags series A funding from Alibaba

Virally popular photo app MomentCam has secured series A funding led by ecommerce titan Alibaba.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 12:17 pm
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ejiajie

Startup makes it easy to hire a nearby housekeeper, secures funding from Tencent and Shanda

eJiaJie is a location-based service that helps customers find hourly-paid workers to clean their homes. It operates in 10 Chinese cities and...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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Renren invests $40 million in Chinese stock market social network

The Chinese government hopes to boost local stocks with foreign cash, so investors and prospective investors will be keen to seek out a serv...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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Xiaomi's investment in startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

Xiaomi’s investment in microfinance startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

This microfinance startup offers business loans for small and medium-sized businesses and consumer loans for individuals.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:14 pm
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Startup from China makes a vending machine that peels, squeezes, and pours fresh orange juice on demand

Vingoo makes vending machines that pour customers a cup of freshly squeezed fruit juice, and it just picked up a series A round of funding.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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CatchChat: China's coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

Forget WeChat: China’s coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

The strength of China’s web giants and the diversity of its startups usually means that no one service dominates to the extent that, s...

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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This Hawaii accelerator is helping American startups enter Asia and vice versa

Adding to the list of tropical destinations for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, Blue Startups is a US-based tech accelerator that se...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Chinese social network for following celebs – or even becoming one – secures $6.5M funding

Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A round of funding led by Shenzhen Capita...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Geeky Chinese video site that makes its own editing tools gets $38M funding

What makes Aipai stand out from the dozens of nerdy niche video aggregators out there? The secret sauce is Aipai’s suite of bespoke editin...

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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