Posts Categorized: Startups



Puffant is a Cafepress-Like Startup for China (Finally!)

I have always liked customizing things. Cafepress was a godsend to me when I first discovered it, and I even ran a little shop on the site f...

  • November 2, 2012
  • at 2:00 am
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Japan’s Business Collaboration Tool ChatWork Has 110,000 Users, Eyes Southeast Asia

Japan’s ChatWork is an easy-to-use business communication and collaboration platform. The functions are simple, allowing businesses to...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Skillcity.cn is a P2P University With Courses That Are Actually Interesting

It’s an idea that most internet users have seen before: an online training center that capitalizes on its students to serve as both te...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 3:40 am
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NowFloats App Focuses On the Here and Now, Offers Up Local Deals

As much fun as global social media can be – showing you photos of what some dude you sort of know on Twitter is eating for breakfast i...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 9:18 pm
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Online Security Startup Anquanbao Secures Series B Funding

The Chinese online security outsourcing company Anquanbao.com has secured series B investment, for an unknown sum, led by Northern Light Ven...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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Pixaroll is On a Roll, Now Ships Your Printed Photos Across Asia and Australia

Last month, my colleague profiled the Singapore startup Pixaroll, which had just launched its photo-printing app and service in the island s...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 2:00 pm
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Japan’s Crowdworks Raises $3.75 Million, Poised for Further Asia Expansion

Crowdworks, a Tokyo-based startup providing a crowdsourcing platform that matches engineers and designers with job postings, just announced ...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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CyberAgent Ventures Serves Up Funding for Taiwan Social Recipes Startup

Japan’s CyberAgent Ventures clearly likes the look of what Taiwanese startup Polydice is cooking up, and has today invested in its soc...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 4:12 pm
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Top Football Clubs Looking to Strengthen Brands in Indonesia Through Social Marketing

Indonesian soccer fans who are still talking about Torres’ dismissal in last weekend’s Barclays Premier League (BPL) football match migh...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 1:10 pm
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Alibaba Capital and Citi Ventures Lead Series D Funding into China’s DDMap

Just six months after Chinese deals and listings company DDMap attracted $40 million in funding, it has now wrapped up another major round, ...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 2:05 pm
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Taiwan’s Chat App ‘Cubie’ Raises $1.1 Million, Joins 500 Startups Accelerator

Haven’t heard enough of mobile messaging apps this week? The Next Web is reporting that Taiwan-based Cubie has just raised $1.1 millio...

  • November 1, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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China’s Top Pinterest Clone Mogujie Confirms Series C Funding, Now Valued at $200 Million

Just as the rumors said a couple of months back, China’s top Pinterest-like social commerce site, Mogujie, has secured a major series ...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 10:30 pm
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Japanese Chat App ‘Balloon’ Raises $1.25 Million in Funding

For those of you who thought that the mobile messaging application space in Asia was crowded already, there aren’t really any signs th...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Work Hard, Play Hard: Koprol Founders Launch Ice House With a Halloween Party

Ice House, an Indonesian software development startup for the mobile web, wanted to display the Silicon Valley ‘work hard play hard’ eth...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 3:00 pm
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Chinaccelerator Graduates 2012 Batch of 8 Killer Startups

After three months of intense hacking, coding, biz refinement, and some pivoting, China’s funkiest incubator, Chinaccelerator, yesterd...

  • October 31, 2012
  • at 10:00 am
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Singapore-Made Game Dusty Revenge Looks to Slash its Way onto Steam

Singaporean game dev PD Design Studio has launched a 2D hack-and-slash game called Dusty Revenge on online gaming platform Steam Greenlight ...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 9:30 pm
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Japan’s Vidssage is a Video Messaging App That Wants to Leave You Word-Less

Moso, a Tokyo-based startup that developed the online video effect app that wowed us at our Startup Asia Jakarta event this year, has just r...

  • October 30, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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WePin App Hopes to Overcome China’s Reluctance to Carpool

Carpooling might still be something relatively foreign in China. Issues such as mistrust of strangers or awkwardness among carpoolers can be...

  • October 29, 2012
  • at 6:15 pm
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