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.

Waigo App is a Pair of Eyes That Helps You Get a Bellyful of Chinese Food

I must admit that I really love apps that do something enormously useful, thereby taking the strain off of my slowly vegetating brain. The l...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 10:26 pm
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Nimbuzz Planning to Join Asia Chat App Wars

Chat app Nimbuzz, which has been around since 2006, recently won two categories in Opera Software’s 2012 Top Apps Awards – the commu...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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14 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye

Once again, for your weekend reading, we have for you a compilation of all the startups in Asia we have covered this week. For tips and stor...

  • December 16, 2012
  • at 7:46 pm
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IndSight Helps You Analyze Indonesian Social Media Trends

NoLimit, an Indonesian startup that specializes in analyzing social media through conversation analysis, launched its IndSight project a cou...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 11:13 pm
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iPhone 5 Launches in Indonesia, Met With Queues and Contests

The iPhone 5 is finally launched today in Indonesia. Now, the phone can be ordered nationwide through its three carrier partners, Telkomsel,...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 5:30 pm
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Stock Trading Platform 8 Securities Raises More Funds, Will Soon Launch in Japan

We’ve been following the progress of Hong Kong-based 8 Securities for about a year, and the socially-oriented stocks trading portal ha...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 3:06 pm
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China’s App Apocalypse? Regulators Explain, Developers Worried

The announcement that China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) will move to regulate China’s app market ha...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 9:00 am
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This Sino-French Startup Aims to Give China a Monthly Taster of Fine Wines

With nearly 10 percent of my posts in the past couple of weeks being about some alcohol-related website, I’m at risk of appearing obse...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 7:30 pm
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How Should a New Startup in Singapore Find Funding?

This question originally appeared on Quora, and the answer that follows was provided by Thomas Wong, a local Singaporean. I drafted up a few...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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Indonesia’s Aksara Studio Builds Christmas Game for Nokia

Indonesian game developer Aksara Studio wants to make your Christmas even more merry with its newest game for Nokia’s S40 and Symbian plat...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 8:30 pm
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Sydney Welcomes Dave McClure

Last night I attended an event in Sydney, Australia, to see Dave McClure, the founding partner of 500 Startups. McClure was visiting New Zea...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 12:18 pm
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The Potential of Startup Communities in Asia

Japanese VC firm Global Brain held its annual startup-focused conference in Tokyo last week, the 6th Global Brain Alliance Forum (GBAF). The...

  • December 16, 2012
  • at 11:30 am
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You’ve Come a Long Way Baby — 1,000 Days of KakaoTalk

Three days ago, December 11th marked the 1,000th day since the launch of Korean-made chat app KakaoTalk. To celebrate that feat, the chat ap...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 7:00 pm
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Google Ties up with Kstartup to Support South Korean Entrepreneurs

Over on the Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) blog today, the company is highlighting entrepreneurship in South Korea, as well as its involvement and sup...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 4:30 pm
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4 Survival Tips Every Early-Stage Startup Needs to Know

Every startup faces unique trials and tribulations, but I’ve noticed that there is a universality to the challenge of keeping a new busine...

  • December 14, 2012
  • at 2:30 pm
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Finally, TradeHero is in Apple’s App Store

That was certainly a long wait for TradeHero to be approved by the Apple app store. Readers may remember that I previously wrote a pretty gl...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 10:08 pm
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Shanghai’s Mailman Group Launches New Fund, Looks to Invest in Asian Startups

Shanghai-based online media company Mailman Group launched its startup fund a couple of days ago to help aspiring Asian startups expand thei...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 6:34 pm
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It’s Good When Your Startup Name Becomes a Verb

Remember Between? The messaging application for couples? At the recent Global Brain event held in Tokyo last Friday, the Korean startup ment...

  • December 13, 2012
  • at 9:08 am
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