Posts Categorized: Startups



After first product failed to go global, BuzzElement turns to Malaysia’s shopping malls

What’s a startup to do after failing to take over the world with an ultra-global social network? In the case of BuzzElement, the answer is...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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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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4 Malaysian startups could get tickets to Silicon Valley

4 Malaysian startups could get tickets to Silicon Valley

The companies will participate in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute (SVFI) program, where they will meet and get feedback from some of th...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Here’s how this online higher education portal slowly but steadily conquered 27 countries globally

A hunger for success made this team work harder, faster, and leaner, with spectacular results.

  • June 27, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Predictry aims to give smaller retailers access to Amazon-like predictive powers

Predictry aims to give small retailers Amazon-like predictive powers

Want the Amazon trick? Chua will give it to you at a price startups can actually afford.

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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This startup created a truly Asian solution for mobile payments, now claims largest client base in the region

This startup created a truly Asian solution for mobile payments, now claims largest client base in the region

Soft Space's solution allows merchants to accept card payments through their mobile devices, at a price that is far cheaper than a tradition...

  • June 9, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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GrabTaxi reveals growth plans after biggest ever funding round

GrabTaxi now has an extra $15 million to play with after its series B funding. We find out what's next in its battle to keep growing amidst ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:58 pm
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GrabTaxi challenges Uber with launch of new limo service called GrabCar

GrabTaxi challenges Uber in Asia with launch of new limo service called GrabCar

Malaysia-based startup GrabTaxi is trying something new for people who want something fancier than a grubby city cab. It’s called GrabCar.

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 9:32 pm
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Logistics-as-a-service startup raises money to deliver across Asia

Logistics is a living nightmare for many companies going into ecommerce. Anchanto makes it easier.

  • May 5, 2014
  • at 11:55 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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Forget food blogging: this startup aims to show that table reservations are the real money-makers

One of the biggest problems Benson Chang identified while running a restaurant was the lack of manpower to take reservations during peak per...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Here’s how a father’s love for his daughter compelled him to create this safety wearable

Ray Teng, founder of safety wearable WaryBee, has a daughter and a son, and couldn't help but worry about their safety in lieu of kidnapping...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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This Malaysian site wants to clean up the ugly side of the wedding industry

The platform today actively plays a middleman role between vendors and the 300,000 or soon-to-be-married couples who tie the knot in Malaysi...

  • June 25, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Malaysia’s MobileAds nabs strategic investment, eyes US market

Penang-based rich media mobile ad creator startup, MobileAds has a received an undisclosed strategic investment from Seattle-headquartered H...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 11:27 pm
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Cab booking app GrabTaxi now available in Indonesia

Following its recent US$15 million-series B funding led by GGV Capital, GrabTaxi, the fast-expanding taxi hailing app that’s serving users...

  • June 6, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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GrabTaxi gets $15 million funding to help in battle across Southeast Asia against EasyTaxi

Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which runs an app-connected taxi booking service, has secured US$15 million in series B funding led by GGV Capital.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Hugo Barra explains how Xiaomi works, says it's prepping launch in Malaysia in 'next few weeks'

Hugo Barra explains how Xiaomi works, says it’s prepping launch in Malaysia ‘in next few weeks’

For the first time ever, the world is talking about a Chinese brand. That brand is upstart phone-maker Xiaomi. Speaking today at our Startup...

  • May 8, 2014
  • at 4:07 pm
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1337 ventures alpha startups early stage

This pre-accelerator wants to help nascent Malaysian startups cross the 1st hurdle

Alpha Startups, a pre-accelerator programme organized by 1337 Ventures, wants to help early stage startups go from a raw idea to validated m...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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