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.

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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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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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 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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Accounting startup Freee adds $6 million in funding

This latest funding round for the Japanese startup comes on the heels of an $8 million input in April.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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commonfloor gets 30 million

Tiger Global pumps $30 million more into CommonFloor. ‘Challenge will be to maintain culture,’ says CEO

"The helpful, community nature is our core value and it is something we will have to keep our eyes on while we scale. We cannot spread too t...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 9:34 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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Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to  become China’s answer to Vine

Chinese video app gets $50 million funding to become China’s answer to Vine

10-second video app Miaopai has secured US$50 million in series C funding.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 12:59 pm
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From zero to hire in 10 days, here’s how this startup is radically improving recruitment

From zero to hire in 10 days, here’s how this startup is radically improving recruitment

“We believe that one of the most critical challenges in the recruitment process today is the ability to match the right candidates to the ...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 3:49 pm
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