Posts Categorized: Startups


InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

Baby photo app InstaB adds in Q&A section to become Quora for parents

Being a new parent must be terrifying - that’s why the baby photo app InstaB has added in a Q&A section that’s kind of like Quora for pa...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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GrabTaxi enters Vietnam, intensifying the battle for mobile taxi booking apps

GrabTaxi has now entered three big places outside of Malaysia: Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. What's next for the promising taxi booking ...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 5:39 pm
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Maxis Circle watch

Years after being abducted, this startup founder created an app that helps parents monitor their children

250,000 children reported missing every year in Europe. There’s no official number for how many people went missing in Asia last year, but...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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PricePanda gets $3 million funding for further expansion in Southeast Asia

Rocket Internet’s price comparison platform PricePanda announced today it secured $3 million funding from Tengelmann Group and other e...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

This ‘Instagram for babies’ app helps parents make the ultimate child photo album

Lots of new parents want to share images of their bundle of joy, but Facebook can feel unsafe, and photo albums are so 20th-century. That...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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Watch out Snapchat, BeeTalk is here to take over the sexting market

It’s almost undeniable that one of the most talked about apps of last year was Snapchat. Apart from the photo messaging app’s saucy repu...

  • January 3, 2014
  • at 4:42 pm
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Intel Capital has so far invested over $2 billion in Asian startups

Intel Capital has so far invested over $2 billion in Asian startups

There are a lot of venture capital funds out there, many of whom are playing close attention to what’s happening with startups in Asia. Pe...

  • December 19, 2013
  • at 11:42 am
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TrustedCompany is Yelp for e-commerce, aims to solve trust issues online

Trust is still a big issue in e-commerce. The fact that e-commerce transactions eliminate face-to-face interaction can make people get very ...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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HungryGoWhere now recommends food you like, delivers to your mobile

The Malaysian version of food portal HungryGoWhere has rolled out a new feature that makes personalized recommendations based on your palat...

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Taijitu puzzle game for iOS

Add a moment of zen to your gaming with Taijitu

The first game to blow my mind on a smartphone was Zen Bound, because it rewarded hours of gameplay with great visuals and an absorbing soun...

  • March 14, 2014
  • at 3:29 pm
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Got an app? This startup can help you get more downloads

Any new app is greeted by tough competition in the mobile app space. To help out in this now mobile-centric era, Malaysia-based startup App...

  • February 12, 2014
  • at 3:06 pm
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Southeast Asia-born Paypal competitor 2C2P secures $2 million funding

2C2P, an online payment processing company, has concluded a $2 million Series B financing round, led by $1.5 million from an undisclosed inv...

  • January 29, 2014
  • at 11:09 am
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Mobile app Cream aims to be the Jelly for pricing data

Founded by Hajime Hirose, Yosuke Kimoto, Yoko Aoyama, Cream aims to become the “Waze for real-time pricing data.”

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 12:01 am
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Get your new year finances in shape with budgeting app Saved

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to manage your money better, you might turn to an app like Saved. It’s a new and very s...

  • January 6, 2014
  • at 5:05 pm
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Boredom led this ex-reporter to start Southeast Asia’s hottest hyperlocal news company

Before Byron Perry founded his rapidly growing Asian community news site with one million monthly visitors, he was a perpetually bored journ...

  • December 26, 2013
  • at 4:31 pm
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This startup stands in line so you don’t have to

The biggest enemy of a shopper is the queue. It’s especially frustrating to do so for a simple transaction like paying a bill or making a ...

  • December 18, 2013
  • at 8:32 pm
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Singaporean marketplace app Carousell snags $800K funding, sets sights on Malaysia and Indonesia

Singapore-based marketplace mobile app Carousell has successfully raised S$1 million ($800,000) seed funding led by Rakuten, with follow-on ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:59 pm
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Zomato Jakarta

Zomato tackles new languages for first time, takes restaurant listings to Indonesia, Turkey, Brazil

Three months after its last round of expansions, India-based restaurant listing site Zomato is taking on its biggest challenge yet – t...

  • November 6, 2013
  • at 12:15 pm
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