Posts Categorized: Startups

Startups are Tech in Asia’s bread and butter. As Asia’s startup ecosystems grow, we’ll be here to document both their successes and failures. From seed-stage bootstrappers to multimillion-dollar exits, every startup worth its salt deserves a chance to be heard.

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More payment startups in Southeast Asia: Thailand’s Omise gets $300k from East Ventures

Plenty of startups want to disrupt payments in Southeast Asia. Omise is trying too.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Why fast food giant Jollibee’s IT mishap is a blessing in disguise

A look at how the largest fast food chain in the Philippines increased its brand support through the operational disaster that led to #Chick...

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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The story of why this Japanese VC decided to make Singapore his home (#StartupAsia preview)

Singapore’s Accreditation@IDA: skip it if you’re a startup

While Accreditation@IDA is a Singapore government scheme that purports to help startups, it's not well-designed.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 10:01 am
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Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient

GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raise...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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China's new baby boom is a chance for ecommerce startups

2 kids estores in China get funding ahead of new baby boom

An estimated 16 million babies are born each year in China. Two million extra are on the way with China's relaxed one-child policy.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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In 15 minutes, Grain delivers piping hot, healthy food to a driveway near you

Grain is the Uber for food. While starting as a premium service, it eventually wants to bring healthy food to the masses.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Forget Manila – CEO says startups should head to the Philippine provinces

TaskUS CEO Bryce Maddock argues that entrepreneurs should consider setting up their tech business in the provinces - just like he did in 200...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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PandaBed’s new matching service allows travelers of the same age, race, and religion to bunk up

On August 12 in Singapore, PandaBed announced its newest feature, PeerMatch. The latest add-on allows homeowners and travelers to get a bett...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:18 pm
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Indonesia’s adtech startup Adskom raises $850,000 from 4 VCs

Adskom is one of those rare Indonesian tech startups which are operating internationally.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 10:49 am
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13 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • August 17, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Phew app for learning Burmese alphabet

Startup aims at Myanmar’s youngest of early adopters with educational iPad app

Phew is designed to help kids learn how to write the mellifluously flowing characters of the Burmese language.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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5 bootstrapped tech startups that do India proud

What better day than this to celebrate India's startup heroes, the trailblazers who make a strong case for bootstrapping. Here are the fanta...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 8:06 pm
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Shopline keeps it lean and mean as its three-man team takes on Shopify in Asia

With ecommerce sales in APAC set to reach US$525.2 billion this year, surpassing the US, more and more merchants and entrepreneurs from the ...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:56 pm
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Here’s what Docomo and KDDI are doing to promote startups in Asia (#StartupAsia preview)

Japan's top two wireless carriers have venture capital arms, big funds, and incubators to give Asian startups that first push.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 7:42 pm
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LawCanvas provides startups with ready-to-go legal documents, saves you thousands of dollars

LawCanvas provides startups with ready-to-go legal documents, saves you thousands of dollars

The market rate for a standard website terms of service stands at about S$3,000 (US$2,400), which is a fortune to fresh entrepreneurs.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 2:03 pm
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WeChat for the workplace chat app from China snags $20 million investment

The app, which describes itself as a "work version of WeChat", reports 800,000 registered users.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 1:02 pm
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What if your phone could read your face? This ‘mad’ couple brings artificial intelligence to the smartphone camera

Mad Street Den uses artificial intelligence to enable any smartphone with a camera to detect facial expressions and react to them.

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 10:25 am
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