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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What makes this Indian real estate portal uncommon

With nearly 400,000 listings, CommonFloor is one of the top property portals in India. Co-founder Sumit Jain shares the story of hurdles, pi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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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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Crowdfunded in China: Android-powered projectors, steering wheel mods, and all-in-one credit cards

This list of our five favorite successful campaigns is proof that the crowdfunding trend in China is showing no signs of slowing down.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Japanese market research startup gets $2.2 million in fresh funding

The funding shows VC interest in O20.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 6:22 pm
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10 years at VietnamWorks: the full story of Vietnam’s top online recruitment site

Tech In Asia takes a closer look at the detailed history of the founding and success of VietnamWorks. The company sold for about $22 million...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Geeky Chinese video site that makes its own editing tools gets $38M funding

What makes Aipai stand out from the dozens of nerdy niche video aggregators out there? The secret sauce is Aipai’s suite of bespoke editin...

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Tech in Asia teamed up with Deloitte for Morning Pitch in Tokyo. Here are the startups we met.

Morning Pitch is a weekly meeting of entrepreneurs, investors, and corporate representatives organized by Deloitte's Tohmatsu Venture Suppor...

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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Wearable tech made by women for women

Wearable tech made by women for women

“The only way to speak to women is to make sure their voice is integrated into the product, from concept through completion,” says Elemo...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Making Satoshi proud: This Bitcoin umbrella firm has released six companies in three months

An umbrella company for Bitcoin ventures in the Philippines has already released six of them, and they show no signs of slowing.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:37 pm
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Is Facebook’s proposed satire tag secretly designed for Asians?

Asians are infamous for not getting satire, so the Facebook tag can help its users in the region.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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34 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • August 24, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Spavista gets $160,000 in seed funding so Indonesians can go to the spa more often

A two-man army have been running Spavista in the last year. Now thanks to the seed funding, they can finally grow and scale faster.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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Indian restaurant finder Zomato gobbles up two European food guides to feed its appetite for global expansion

A month after its first ever acquisition, Indian restaurant finder site Zomato has just acquired two food guides for a total of US$3.25 mill...

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 2:27 pm
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How to use email to seduce journalists into covering your event

These five tricks will help you get more journalists to cover your startup’s events, and number two will blow your mind.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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Throw away those selfie sticks - this app can help you nail the perfect photo

Throw away those selfie sticks – this app can help you nail the perfect photo

Gear2Cam is an Android app that connects your Android smartphone and Samsung Gear 2 smartwatch to compose and snap the perfect selfie.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 3:24 pm
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SXE Ventures is a new VC with $10 million to spend, puts $1 million of it into 500 Durians

This new globally-minded VC has US$10 million for seed-stage investment as well as possible continuation into series A backing.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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Terra Motors wants to help Iran curb air pollution with ebikes

Japanese electric two and three-wheeler startup pushes into West Asia with distribution partnership in Iran.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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Setipe gets investment from anonymous angels so anonymous Indonesians can date online

Razi Thalib (pictured right), co-founder of Setipe, believes the Indonesian market poses a few fundamental obstacles for online dating. “T...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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