Posts Categorized: Startups


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SingTel ushers cyber surveillance era into Asia with video analytics for businesses

Surveillance cams are silent sentinels that serve as persistent but dumb watchers of our living spaces. But that is changing.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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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 CEO with the Zopim team.

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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Haystakt Projects sample

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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Why GrabTaxi is giving Singapore’s largest taxi operator a run for its money

For too long, Comfort has relied on its market dominance and has stagnated in improving its services.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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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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