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.

China’s InnoLight closes $38M series C round led by Google Capital

China’s InnoLight Technology announced today via a press release that it has closed a US$38 million round of Series C funding led by G...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:44 pm
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Indonesian news reader app Kurio gets funding from CyberAgent Ventures

Indonesian smartphone news reader app Kurio announced today it received series A investment of an undisclosed amount from Japanese venture c...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 9:32 pm
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Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

Chinese startup goes global with crowdfunding campaign for smart home security system

A new Chinese startup is looking to make an impact around the world with its smart home security system that uses image recognition technolo...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 4:38 pm
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Indonesian human resources platform Talenta gets funding from East Ventures

Jakarta-based SaaS human resources platform Talenta announced today it raised funding of an undisclosed amount from East Ventures with parti...

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Asian tech startups list

15 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • September 28, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Travel back in time with Rwnd, a Vine-like app where all the videos play backwards

The app allows you to take a short video of four seconds in length, upload it to the app and play it back - but it's all looped in reverse!

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 6:13 pm
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10 reasons why startups fail – from the confessions of founders

There are many reasons for startups failing, but the 10 that came up most often provide useful signposts for everyone involved with the star...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:09 am
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evernote ceo phil libin

This is how Evernote CEO Phil Libin makes decisions

Not based on fear or negativity, but rather looking at the upside.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 9:13 am
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imoney

iMoney raises $4 million, aims to hit five million visitors per month by next year

Today Malaysia-based iMoney announced it has raised MYR 13 million (US$4 million) in a new funding round.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 4:39 pm
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tinybeans app

Half a million users later, Tinybeans raises $1.7M for a baby-focused social network

Co-founder Eddie Geller reveals that they are aiming to double that by year’s end, and hit three million by mid-2015.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 10:01 pm
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Yuemei - Cosmetic surgery marketplace in China gets series A funding

A pretty penny: plastic surgery marketplace in China gets funding

Yuemei has over 1,100 registered practitioners in its marketplace, scattered across mainland China.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 7:11 pm
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sugar

Don’t judge a company by its job ad: a Sugar intern shares his experience

Sugar was unfairly maligned for its "discriminatory" job ad, says intern.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Pomelo gets $1.6M early stage funding to spread Korean fashion in Southeast Asia

The startup aims to own the whole supply chain. Investors include US rapper Nas.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Circuit board printing startup AgIC wins JapanNight VII pitch contest

Fourteen of Japan's most ambitious startups battled it out on stage for a chance to attend the finals in San Francisco.

  • September 28, 2014
  • at 7:47 am
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eFishery FI

This startup is building smartphone-powered ‘fishtech’ for Indonesia’s commercial aqualife

Techies in Jakarta often don’t know what to make of eFishery. The Bandung-based startup for commercial aqualife has a concept that is unco...

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Alibaba is going to expand. But these VCs believe that startups in Southeast Asia don’t need to worry.

Alibaba is flush with cash and ready to expand. But that might not be a bad thing.

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Evernote users in Asia

Evernote now has more than 30 million users across Asia

Note-syncing app Evernote now has more than 30 million users in Asia, reveals the US startup’s CEO, Phil Libin.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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Singapore medtech startups get $60M boost from government program

Medtech startups in Singapore can look at this co-funding scheme for support. Two new accelerators have joined the program.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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