Posts Categorized: Startups



Mimo Discontinues SMS Services, Focuses on Mobile Web

One of Vietnam’s few, and certainly biggest, microblogging services, is shutting down its SMS service. Mimo, which allowed users to pu...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 11:11 pm
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‘World Startup Report’ Tour Hits Australia, Still 27 More Countries to Go

American entrepreneur Bowei Gai is in Australia right now. That’s not too remarkable in itself, but his visit to Melbourne right now i...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 7:38 pm
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Skunkworks Isn’t Shutting Down, It’s Rebooting

There are a lot of rumors flying around Saigon right now about Skunkworks, and I thought I’d try to get to the bottom of things since I ha...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 9:01 pm
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BillPin CEO Darius Cheung: Being a Second-Time Entrepreneur is a Double-Edged Sword

If you’re well-versed in the Singapore technology startup scene, you probably know Darius Cheung. He is the co-founder of tenCube, which w...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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5 Years After Launching, Twitter-esque Startup Plurk Gets Series A Funding

Plurk has been around since 2008 as a social network that works like Twitter. It has proved popular in Asia – so much so that the team...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 10:13 am
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11 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye

Here’s the list of startups which we have written about in the past seven days. For tips and stories suggestions, feel free to email us. A...

  • January 27, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Saat Ini Curates the Hottest and Funniest Web Content for Indonesians

Indonesian marketing company eXo Digital Agency, the same one that co-founded the sporting news and sexy lady pictures portal DewiBola, has ...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Japan’s Fuji TV Establishes $17 Million Startup Fund

Japan’s Nikkei 1 reports today that national TV network Fuji TV has founded a venture capital fund called Fuji Startup Ventures, or FSV fo...

  • January 24, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Videogram Gets HTML5 Improvements, Native Apps Coming Soon

Back in December we got word that Cinemacraft had raised a new round of funding. Its Videogram service, as you may recall, is a handy servic...

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Raising a Small Round Forces You to Bootstrap (And that’s a Good Thing)

How many young entrepreneurs in Asia can raise more than $500,000 in seed funding? Not many, and valuations are usually low in Southeast Asi...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 10:22 pm
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170,000 Users Strong and Profitable: Piktochart Rolls Out Upgraded Infographic Builder

It’s always heart-warming to see a startup growing from a paper idea into reality and success. Alright, success is subjective. But I t...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 10:16 pm
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Winner of Hackathon Bandung Launches TaTao, a Tug-of-War Feature Phone Game

We held a hackathon in Bandung, Indonesia three months ago, and I have been informed that one of the winning teams from that event is contin...

  • January 30, 2013
  • at 8:10 pm
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Vietnam Pitch Event Features 11 Fresh New Startups

Last Saturday, over 120 people came together for a 2012 Vietnam Startup Retrospective event. Venture capitalists, professors, and startup le...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 9:30 pm
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Couples Messaging App LoveByte Launches for Android, Avoids Clash with Between

LoveByte, a popular mobile messaging app for love couples, is finally available on Android. This news came shortly after its Korea-based com...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 9:20 am
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The Power of Asking for Help: In Conversation with Gina Romero

In our previous post featuring female entrepreneurs in Asia, we spoke with Adriana Gascoigne, the CEO and founder of both Girls in Tech and ...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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India’s PriceBaba Finds Funding For its Product Search Engine

For all the horsepower behind every general search engine in the world, it seems that consumers are increasingly finding product search engi...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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Between’s Co-founder: Thinking Local is Challenging, Not Yet Thinking of SEA

VCNC, the Korean startup behind the couples messaging app, Between, has raised 3 billion KRW ($2.8 million) from Stonebridge Capital, KTB Ne...

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 11:51 pm
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VCgroup Penta cloud service

Thai Startup Launches a Cloud Client For Your Digital Business

Mimee is a blogger and editor at Bangkok-based Thumbsup. Thai startup The VCgroup – which stands for Venture Catalyst – has laun...

  • January 23, 2013
  • at 4:59 pm
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