Posts Categorized: Startups



Topica Founder Institute, the accelerator behind Appota’s rise

Topica Founder Institute is about to release its next batch, let's take a look at what it has achieved thus far. The big news? Appota just g...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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This Japanese startup handles over 1 trillion bid requests every month

Geniee is a real-time bidding (RTB) ad network startup that serves up to 20 to 30 billion impressions per month.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Doing a video effects app – the Asian way

Doing a startup in Asia - and we’re using that term broadly, while excluding the market-specific quirks of places like China and India - b...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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PayrollHero gets Krispy Kreme and more food stores onto its employee-tracking service

Over 40 branches of Krispy Kreme in the Philippines will start to use PayrollHero

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 1:59 pm
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5 tweaks to boost productivity levels in your startup office

Don’t worry - you won’t have to bust out a Google-sized budget to create a productive working environment. Here are 5 simple fixes that ...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Got swag? These 2 photo apps from China help you tag it, flaunt it

Want a photo app for selfies and showing off the stuff you own? China’s way ahead of you

Last year was the year of the selfie, and it’s clear to see that a lot of people like showing off what they have in photos – and so thes...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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This Philippine startup lets friends and family crowdfund your perfect gift

Giftlauncher offers a crowdfunding platform for gifting.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Zendesk CEO with the Zopim team.

Zendesk acquires Singapore startup Zopim for $30M, plans to raise $150M in IPO

Zopim, a Singapore-based startup well-known for its live customer support chat widget, has been acquired by San Francisco's Zendesk.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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This fitness tracker packs a tiny hospital in its sensors

The Tinké packs quite a punch as the only sensor on the market able to bundle heart rate, heart rate variability, blood oxygen level, and r...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:03 pm
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How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

How stickers-as-a-service can change the way we communicate at work

Stickers are certainly not frivolous. They're a multi-million-dollar industry, and this founder plans to take advantage of it with 'stickers...

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Meet Kensuke Furukawa, the serial entrepreneur who founded Japan’s hottest lifehacking site

Nanapi is Japan’s largest lifehack media site that has 28 million visitors and generates over 60 million pageviews every month.

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 7:29 pm
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Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Appota, Vietnamese mobile content platform, secures series B funding

Appota, one of Vietnam's leading mobile platforms, just received a series B funding from undisclosed investors. The deal will help Appota bu...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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23 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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From salaryman to entrepreneur: the man who made it easier to print stuff in Japan

“Why can’t small printing companies get printing orders in a more efficient manner?” Matsumoto, founder of Raksul.com thought.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

Baby photo app InstaB adds in Q&A section to become Quora for parents

Being a new parent must be terrifying - that’s why the baby photo app InstaB has added in a Q&A section that’s kind of like Quora for pa...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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5Rocks, backed by a strong team, hopes to rock the game analytics world

The startup has experienced entrepreneurs on board as well as some familiar names in Asia as investors.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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How 2 bankers and an engineer built a startup to overthrow the Bloomberg Terminal

Founded in April 2008, Uzabase’s first product is Speeda, a company database information platform built for industry analysts.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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