Posts Categorized: Startups

Startups are Tech in Asia’s bread and butter. As Asia’s startup ecosystems grow, we’ll be here to document both their successes and failures. From seed-stage bootstrappers to multimillion-dollar exits, every startup worth its salt deserves a chance to be heard.

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A nimble startup is targeting a blind spot of India’s ecommerce giants, and pulling the rug from under their feet

While the big cats of ecommerce fight it out for leadership stakes in India, a jackal may run off with the spoils - mobile commerce innovato...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 11:43 pm
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commonfloor gets 30 million

Tiger Global pumps $30 million more into CommonFloor. ‘Challenge will be to maintain culture,’ says CEO

"The helpful, community nature is our core value and it is something we will have to keep our eyes on while we scale. We cannot spread too t...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 9:34 pm
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NewsHunt, India’s answer to Flipboard, gets $16 million funding

India’s top homegrown news reader app, NewsHunt, has secured INR 1 billion (US$16.5 million) in series B funding.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 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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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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uber finds peace in singapore

Uber finds peace in Singapore while facing brickbats in the rest of Asia

Their arrival in Asia continues to be fraught with resistance from all quarters - governments, taxi companies, and even banks.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Indian restaurant finder Zomato gobbles up two European food guides to feed its appetite for global expansion

A month after its first ever acquisition, Indian restaurant finder site Zomato has just acquired two food guides for a total of US$3.25 mill...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 2:27 pm
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10 women entrepreneurs in India who smashed the glass ceiling

Tech is still largely a man's world, but more and more women in India are turning technopreneurs. Here's a look at 10 change-makers in the t...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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5 bootstrapped tech startups that do India proud

What better day than this to celebrate India's startup heroes, the trailblazers who make a strong case for bootstrapping. Here are the fanta...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 8:06 pm
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Evernote users in Asia

Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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Sequoia-backed Zomato buys Polish startup Gastronauci, eyes Malaysia, Vietnam next

In three months, Zomato has acquired four companies globally. The target is to expand into 10 other markets in the coming months.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 4:13 pm
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India online grocery business

Bigbasket gets $32 million funding ahead of India’s online grocery shopping boom

India’s ecommerce boom is at high velocity, but the nation’s online groceries sector has been a lot slower to take off.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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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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Recycling startup bags $16.5M in funding as ewaste piles up in a gadget-loving India

Indian ewaste recycler Attero, one of the nine innovators picked by NASA, has raised $16.5 million in series C funding.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 5:09 pm
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What makes this Indian real estate portal uncommon

With nearly 400,000 listings, CommonFloor is one of the top property portals in India. Co-founder Sumit Jain shares the story of hurdles, pi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Personalization-as-a-service is the new thing in ecommerce

Predictry, Linkcious, and TargetingMantra. What these startups have in common is that they're offering personalization-as-a-service to ecomm...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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The Philippines is rallying to be the next big freelancing superpower (INFOGRAPHIC)

Philippines is locked in a three-way race with Indonesia and Vietnam to be the main freelancing hub in Southeast Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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What if your phone could read your face? This ‘mad’ couple brings artificial intelligence to the smartphone camera

Mad Street Den uses artificial intelligence to enable any smartphone with a camera to detect facial expressions and react to them.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 10:25 am
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