Posts Categorized: Startups

lifeopp service

LifeOpp is a jobs site for a neglected group: service staff and odd job workers

Niche jobs sites are popping up. LinkedIn targets white collar workers. Dribbble caters to designers. And StackOverflow for programmers. Now...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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fatfish internet

Fatfish chooses Malaysian mobile games studio AppXplore for first acquisition after IPO

The deal sees Fatfish buy a 70 percent stake in AppXplore for a sum of MYR 700,000 (US$220,080).

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 3:55 pm
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Beauty salons struggle to fill seats. Lookbooker lets consumers easily book them

Lookbooker helps consumers find nearby salons easily, while helping beauty services become more efficient and maximize their space.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 11:16 am
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Want to party on a boat? This Airbnb for boats and yachts is your best bet

Renters can choose from options such as a luxury motor yacht in Sydney to a submarine in Bali.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 2:40 pm
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krystal choo wander

This app brings traveling singles together, says it’s not for hooking up

Wander is all about creating a trusted, friendly singles community which is under-served in the travel market.

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 12:22 pm
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Here are 4 investments by Singapore’s Crystal Horse you didn’t hear about

Crystal Horse has invested in Lenza, Travelog, Tripzilla, and Kluje.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 5:04 pm
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PatSnap, a search engine for patents, raises $3.6M round

The series A round is led by Vertex Venture Holdings, a subsidiary of the Singapore government-owned Temasek Holdings.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Singapore’s HipVan raises $1.4M from LionRock Capital and Toivo Annus

Singapore-based ecommerce startup HipVan has completed its $1.4M series A financing round led by LionRock Capital and Skype co-founder Toivo...

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 12:30 am
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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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John Fearon: Singapore’s grasshopper entrepreneur

Fearon has another new gig. It's JF2 a startup studio that works on several ideas simultaneously.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Moomee app

This new messaging app wants to be Xbox Live for your phone

Singaporean startup Moomee wants to reinvent social gaming on mobile devices, but does the new company have what it takes to go against Line...

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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smove

Smove catches $1.1M in funding to expand its fleet of short-term rental cars

The Singapore-based startup aims to expand its fleet of vehicles from 17 to 100 by this time next year.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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This startup wants to bring every online store in Asia onto a single platform

This startup wants to bring every online store in Asia onto a single platform

In the last six months, they have seen a monthly user growth rate of 20 percent, with their users actively saving over 5,000 new products on...

  • September 2, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

This startup wants to solve the talent crunch in Asia

Rather than an outsourced development shop, Chok Ooi describes Agility as a startup product development company that partners and works with...

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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mydoc

Singapore telehealth startup MyDoc gets funding to tackle silver tsunami

MyDoc offers a web and mobile service where patients can consult doctors online and seamlessly share their personal health data.

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 12:53 am
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COMCAM Sailors Take On Tough Mudder

These numbers will remind you that doing a startup is brutal

Even among funded startups, the odds of you getting a decent exit are pretty low.

  • August 28, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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ayondo

Gamified and social trading platform Ayondo gets $4M from Luminor Capital

Ayondo expands to Singapore, gets US$4 million to give TradeHero some competition in Asia.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 6:42 pm
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This bitcoin startup is the first in Asia to make it to the Valley under Boost VC

This bitcoin startup is the 1st in Asia to enter the Valley through Boost VC

“Coin Supermart is the best company coming out of Singapore, and [that’s why] we picked them,” says Adam Draper, CEO of Boost VC.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 9:55 am
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