Posts Categorized: Startups


iCarsClub and PPZuche series A funding

Car Sharing Startup iCarsClub Raises $482,000, Expands to China

iCarsClub, a peer-to-peer marketplace for renting cars, today announced that it has successfully raised S$589,000 (US$482,000) from Red Dot ...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 6:57 pm
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There is No Glamour in an Asia Startup

Having spent the past 2 years building a company in Hong Kong, I can testify that it is f**king hard to build a startup in Asia.

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 11:08 am
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Happy Ending: Vietnamese Startup Uses Sex to Sell Flowers

Sometimes you click around and you stumble upon some really funny websites that you have to share. Well, here’s one: HappyEnding.vn. When ...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 10:30 pm
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Lei Jun Explains Xiaomi’s ‘Selling-Through-Scarcity’ Sales Tactic

Xiaomi’s inexpensive but powerful Android smartphones have been a big hit with Chinese users over the last couple of years. But the co...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Metaps funding

Metaps Taps $11 Million in Series B Funding for its Android Monetization Platform

Android monetization platform Metaps has just announced series B funding worth US$11 million. The Japanese startup, which launched in August...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 6:32 pm
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Indonesian-Made Satay Chef Game Hits Blackberry 10

The Blackberry Z10 launch in Indonesia on Monday signals the launch of 4,000 apps made in the country. Yeah, that’s a very nice figure loo...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Less Than 14% of Chinese App Developers Make a Profit, Says China Mobile Executive

Many of China’s tech luminaries are gathered in Beijing for the Two Meetings, and that means they’re all talking to the press. X...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Management team of MyRepublic

Compete With Telcos? You Must Be Crazy! Singapore Startup MyRepublic is Doing Just That

MyRepublic is an internet service provider in Singapore that provides high-speed fibre optic web connections for consumers and enterprises. ...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Thailand’s Chiang Mai Now Has a Co-Working Office with ‘Pun Space’

Thai co-working space Pun Space has opened its doors to the public yesterday. The office is located in Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, and...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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SocialCops

Trash-Filled Streets and Potholed Roads? Who Ya Gonna Call? SocialCops!

When faced with a problem or annoyance, it’s sometimes nice (if annoying for others) to vent about it online. For Indian urbanites, th...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Rakuten Sets Up $10 Million Startup Strategic Fund in Southeast Asia

Following Rakuten’s new Asia headquarters in Singapore, the Japanese e-commerce giant has launched a US$10 million fund in Southeast A...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 8:58 am
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PassKit Raises $1.2 Million, Helps Clients Manage Mobile Wallet Passes on iOS and Android

Founded in June 2012, Hong Kong-based PassKit, a startup that enables customers to create mobile wallet passes for both iOS and Android devi...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 8:23 pm
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LotsofButtons.com Sells Lots of Buttons Online

Vertical e-commerce is a trend in Asia. So far we have lingerie, bags, beer, baby products, beauty products, and…uh…buttons! Yes...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:58 am
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How 2C2P Plans To Solve Payment Problem in Southeast Asia [VIDEO]

We were happy to run our first ever Meetup in Ho Chi Minh city on the last day of February. Fifty people packed into the Lightbox cafe for a...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 4:29 pm
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Paishouba China app store

With E-Books, Music, and Apps, Paishouba Aims to be the iTunes Store of China

Despite the abundance of third-party app stores in China, we know that content creators and developers in China are not getting paid. What w...

  • March 6, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Silverline app for seniors

With Your Second-Hand iPhone and These New Healthcare Apps, Singaporean Seniors Have a Lifeline

“Why build new hardware when the world is full of amazing iPhones and Android devices?” With that idea, one civic-minded startup...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 4:05 pm
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Tianji Acquires Business Networking App as Battle Rages to be China’s Top LinkedIn Site

It’s all too rare that a Chinese startup gets the satisfaction of an exit in which it’s snapped up for its userbase or expertise...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 12:33 pm
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Why (Almost) Every Startup Should Be Working From Home

Marissa Mayer may have decided that working from home doesn’t work anymore for Yahoo, but that doesn’t mean that working from ho...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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