Posts Categorized: Startups


Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Pocket is now aiming at an ever bigger swathe of new users by adding in Chinese and Korean to its mobile apps and website.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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Mobile RTB landscape in China by AppFlood

Adtech firms want to open up Asia’s advertising black box

RTB appeared about 4 years ago and has been a fast growing method led by OpenX, Google, and Yahoo in the west, but the technology has lagged...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Chinese wine estore Jiuxian uncorks $70 million in funding

Chinese wine estore cracks open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate nearly $70 million in funding

Jiuxian, arguably China’s top wine-specialist ecommerce site, has revealed it has secured RMB 420 million – that’s US$69 m...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 8:57 am
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Goldman Sachs eyes China’s mobile content market with investment in Wandoujia

Chinese mobile content search engine and Android app store Wandoujia today announced it closed its series B round of financing with a follow...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: cheap 3D printers, smart thermometers, and glucometers for your phone

All of the projects in this month’s edition of Crowdfunded in China come courtesy of Demohour, the country’s leading tech-focuse...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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Online food ordering service Meican gets $10 million funding to grow in China

Online food ordering site Meican has secured US$10 million in series B funding to help it grow and expand into more cities across China. Nok...

  • March 13, 2014
  • at 1:28 pm
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Codoon Smartband - After a long wait, China's controversial Jawbone Up clone is up for pre-order

China’s top wearable tech startup nets $10 million in funding, but looks to be falling behind the competition

Codoon, the Chinese wearable tech maker, has received RMB 60 million – nearly $10 million – in series A funding. Local tech blog...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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An education app’s dilemma: most are crap, and freemium doesn’t work

Andrew Friday is passionate about teaching kids to read using technology, but he knows full well the odds are stacked against him. He co-fou...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Got swag? These 2 photo apps from China help you tag it, flaunt it

Want a photo app for selfies and showing off the stuff you own? China’s way ahead of you

Last year was the year of the selfie, and it’s clear to see that a lot of people like showing off what they have in photos – and so thes...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners in China

Haowaijiao focuses on Chinese adults who want to learn English online. In a country where English classes in schools place too much emphasis...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Why a female founder started a company to help women find jobs, and why she quit

Enticed by the adventure and a chance to make a difference, Lu jumped headfirst into entrepreneurship, giving up an opportunity to work a co...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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12 tech entrepreneurs under 30 making awesome stuff in China

Inspired by a Forbes list of 30 entrepreneurs in China, we decided to pick out the most exciting-sounding and promising tech and web startup...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Meiaoju - New startup joins China's overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

New startup joins China’s overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

Earlier this month, a new site launched in China that helps eager buyers find overseas property. That site, Meiaoju, has already secured RMB...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

As Chinese snap up more overseas property, Juwai grows to 1.5 million active users

When we first looked at Juwai two years ago, we immediately thought, yes, this makes a lot of sense. It’s an online property marketpla...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Hong Kong startup makes stylish ebikes for global market

Startup makes electric bikes that are the perfect blend of hi-tech and hipster

Electric bikes are a great way to take the pain out of cycling for those who want to avoiding jumping into a gas-guzzling car. But they̵...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 9:38 pm
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Made in China: one game company’s struggle to do what they love

You probably haven’t heard of Songtang Animations. It’s a small developer with a staff of just 25 operating out of Haicang, Xiamen. The ...

  • March 10, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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Chinese photo app Camera360 passes the 250 million user mark, hints at plans for more features

Sichuan-based Pinguo Inc. has unveiled a 5.0 update to its popular Camera360 app, which to date has racked up 250 million registered users g...

  • February 28, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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