Posts Categorized: Startups


Book 100 startup FI

Book review: The $100 Startup

It’s been two years since Chris Guillebeau’s manifesto for microentrepreneurs The $100 Startup hit shelves and grabbed bestseller titles...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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The next industry ripe for disruption in the Philippines: ed-tech

Ed-tech startup Quipper thinks a freemium model will allow it to capture the Philippine educational market.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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How 500 Startups-backed SocialCops gets to the bottom of the pyramid with big data

SocialCops raised US$320,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups to build a tool that allows decision makers to find insightful data on social...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:16 am
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Fukuoka Takashima interview

Japan’s most startup-focused mayor wants to turn his city into an entrepreneurial hub

Unless you live in Japan, finding Fukuoka on a map might be difficult. But the city's mayor wants to put it on the global startup map.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Meet Yoshiaki Ishii, the government official who can save startups in Japan

Ishii has been supporting Japanese SMEs since 1992. Now he is trying to push through a variety of programs and legal reforms to help Japanes...

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Here are 10 of the best practices for pitching to the media and blogosphere

Jonha Revesencio provides ten tips on how entrepreneurs can better pitch to the media and blogosphere.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 9:26 pm
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New Nanoleaf light bulb saves energy and dims without a dimmer

The Nanoleaf Bloom is a light bulb that saves energy by incorporating a dimmer. No need to install one separately.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 4:01 pm
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SUA speed dating

Is your startup fund-worthy? Find out at Startup Investor Speed Dating (#StartupAsia preview)

Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 will once again feature an Investor Speed Dating area where founders can pitch to more than 20 VCs from across the r...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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Crowdsourcing is eating outsourcing, but Japanese giant Transcosmos will invest in startups to stay ahead

Japanese outsourcing giant Transcosmos is preparing for a coming challenge from the crowdsourcing industry by making limited investments in ...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a tourist to China has been ripped off.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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5 huge challenges any tech business faces in Indonesia

Several stats and buzzwords get thrown around when global investors talk about Indonesia’s tech startup potential. Often, they cite the co...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:53 am
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Taamkru preschool education app

Taamkru plans to fix Thailand’s ‘disgracefully bad’ education system, raises seed money

It makes learning fun for preschoolers through gamified web and mobile apps, hoping that they will absorb fundamentals better.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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14 mottos to inspire startups in the Philippines from local entrepreneurs

Experienced entrepreneurs in the Philippines come up with their own slogans to promote the country's startup ecosystem.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Working on a Bitcoin startup across three continents

BuyBitcoin.ph is trying to become the dominant exchange in the Philippines - even though its co-founders are spread over three continents.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 10:51 am
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Cool new app alert: Jink wants to prevent friends from getting lost and arriving late

Ever find yourself waiting for a friend who’s late? It stinks. As impatience mounts, you call his cellphone, but there’s no ans...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (July edition)

July is close to wrapping up, so here are the best bits from Australia's startup scene this month.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Rebright FI

Why Rebright Partners predicts a bright future for Southeast Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Rebright Partners founder Takeshi Ebihara shares secrets on funding startups in Southeast Asia, and explains why Japanese investors are inte...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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Picture this: Japanese photo sharing app Snapeee grabs $4 million funding round

Snapeee will use the funds to expand its business to 10 million registered accounts by the end of the year. Key markets will be Indonesia an...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 8:20 am
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