Posts Categorized: Startups


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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to t...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

Stickers are certainly not frivolous. They're a multi-million-dollar industry, and this founder plans to take advantage of it with 'stickers...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Zendesk acquires Singapore startup Zopim for $30M, plans to raise $150M in IPO

Zopim, a Singapore-based startup well-known for its live customer support chat widget, has been acquired by San Francisco's Zendesk.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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Now’s the time to build a hardware startup in Southeast Asia (Startup Asia preview)

The world is experiencing a hardware renaissance in the age of the ‘Internet of Things’. Let's demystify the process of building a hardw...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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Dating app Paktor raises $500,000, says it’s number one in parts of Asia

Paktor, a Singapore-founded dating app, has raised a US$500,000 pre-Series A round that values it at US$6.5 million. Participants include a ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Art of Click, a marketing agency and ad network that doesn’t charge for clicks

Founded by Emmanuel Allix, Singapore-based Art of Click, is a mobile marketing agency and ad network that insists on charging clients based ...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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This crowdfunding site also lets sellers crowd-price their products

Crowdfunding has become an important means for startups to gauge interest and to get capital. While there are many attempts to harness the i...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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This Singapore startup wants to remove killer litter from space

A Singapore-based company is taking the concept of a ‘moon shot’ to a whole new level. Its name, Astroscale, hints at its ambiti...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 2:31 pm
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New Food Runner

FoodPanda rival FoodRunner acquires delivery company to jump-start Philippine expansion

Food Runner, which says it’s the number one online food delivery service in Southeast Asia by revenue, announced that it has acquired ...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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IMGembed 85% of images online go unsourced

85% of images online go unsourced, here’s how this startup wants to fix it

A tremendous volume of images go online each day. Yet almost 85 percent of these images go uncredited. Here's how this startup wants to fix ...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Doing a video effects app – the Asian way

Doing a startup in Asia - and we’re using that term broadly, while excluding the market-specific quirks of places like China and India - b...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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This fitness tracker packs a tiny hospital in its sensors

The Tinké packs quite a punch as the only sensor on the market able to bundle heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen level, and r...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:03 pm
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Raised in a nasty Los Angeles ghetto, this founder now runs a fast growing tech startup

It’s an understatement to say “life is tough” when you grew up in the only Chinese family in a Los Angeles ghetto, with drug dealers, ...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Nitrous.IO raises $6.7 million to unchain programmers from their laptops

Nitrous.IO, a Singapore and Silicon Valley-based startup that wants to eliminate the hassle of setting up a computer for programming, has ra...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Singapore Bitcoin vending machine startup raises seed funding for expansion

Tembusu Terminals, a Singapore-based startup producing locally developed Bitcoin vending machines, has raised S$300,000 (US$237,000) worth o...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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Got an idea for a water tech startup? Join this competition

A new startup competition in Singapore, called the HydroPreneur Programme, has launched and is inviting participants to submit ideas related...

  • March 3, 2014
  • at 6:31 pm
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Skype co-founder hops onto Singapore’s HipVan, joins as latest angel investor

Singapore-based startup, HipVan today announced that Skype co-founder Toivo Annus has become one of its investors. The amount invested is un...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 7:42 am
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Impress the investors at Startup & Investor Speed Dating

Asia is filled with great startups and investors. But its diversity and massive population are both a blessing and a curse. Great startups d...

  • February 26, 2014
  • at 6:01 pm
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