Posts Categorized: Startups


Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a tourist to China has been ripped off.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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Akio Tanaka - Why it's still sexy to invest in China

It’s still sexy to invest in China (#StartupAsia preview)

There’s so much talk of China’s web giants – led by Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent – that’s it’s easy to forget that there’s stil...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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New education site in China turns to students to make the lessons

China has a new, video-based online learning site that’s different to other startups in this burgeoning sector.

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 1:40 pm
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Chinese ecommerce site for babies that originated on Taobao secures $20M from Sequoia Capital

Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent stake for US$91 million.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Startup that buys China’s old phones and re-sells them gets $8 million investment

Aihuishou doesn't hold the inventory of the devices it collects or sells. They are sent to refurbishers who re-sell the used phones on the s...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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On the hunt for a hat: find the fashion bargains nearest you with this app from China

The app taps into the Baidu Maps API to let users who still prefer to shop for clothes in person aggregate the stores and deals nearest them...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Jianshu

This minimalist writing app for Chinese bloggers looks a lot like Medium, and it just got seed funding

Jianshu (literally translates to "simple book") is a minimalist writing and blogging environment reminiscent of Medium and Svbtle.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Baidu invests in test prep site as China’s internet giants vie for quality education content

Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are racing to amass the broadest and highest quality library of educational courses.

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 5:52 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: personal ECGs, Leap Motion clones, and kegel-controlled Temple Run

JD’s new crowdfunding site launched earlier this month, and two of its projects made our top five list of favorites.

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 1:19 pm
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As internet banking takes off in China, this financial product search engine secures $60M investment

It’s tough to sift through and distinguish what are the best deals and which companies can be trusted to handle their money. That’s wher...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 4:27 pm
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China Yo clone

Chinese developer clones Yo, but it’s just for laughs

And now here’s the Chinese version of Yo. It’s called Hehe, which is the sound of laughter in Chinese (just as it is in English).

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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Natali Ardianto Tiket

How Tiket became Indonesia’s booking champion and now plans for overseas expansion

Natali Ardianto used to be bad with people. But you would never guess it from the way he carries himself today. The loquacious, well-groomed...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 11:14 am
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Awesome chart shows 50 countries with homegrown tech titans, but only 13 of those nations are in Asia

An interesting report from the Economist yesterday crunched data from the World Startup Report and lists the top three most valued tech comp...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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LMBang: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

Mothers I’d like to fund: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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From hacker to hero to data legend: Juny “Acong” Maimun tells the story behind Indowebster

If nothing else, Juny “Acong” Maimun is a survivor. The 34-year-old founder and CEO of Indowebster sits relaxed on a chic blue sofa in t...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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