Posts Categorized: Startups


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The new frontiers of Vietnam’s premier chat app: VNG’s Zalo

VNG has made millions off of its desktop gaming platform, but now it faces the challenge of transitioning everything to mobile. How will thi...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 3:35 pm
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What’s it like to be an attractive woman in tech? GrabTaxi executive and runway model explains

GrabTaxi executive and part-time model Natasha Bautista shares what it’s like to be an attractive woman in tech.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Yo, meet your Indian cousin, ZipDial

Both are examples of contextual communication. But Yo still needs to find its own way.

  • July 19, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Duolingo brings free English language learning to 5 new Asian markets

Duolingo, the language-learning app that’s translating the internet, arrives in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent stake for US$91 million.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from being Fortune 100 auto majors, is that they...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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ZipDial CEO who left glamorous Silicon Valley for India: don’t call me a woman founder

Meet Valerie Wagoner, co-founder and CEO of ZipDial, an India-based startup that wants to be the Google Analytics of the offline world.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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[Exclusive] Japanese businessmen started a $10M fund to be the next Andreessen/Horowitz… in Singapore

Shuhei Morofuji and Hideki Fujita are moving to Singapore. Their $10M fund will mostly target seed and Series A cross-border startups in Sou...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:29 am
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Behind Urban Ladder’s $21M round: a sneak peek at ‘wardrobe configurator’ and ‘total furniture’

A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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Chinese ecommerce site for babies that originated on Taobao secures $20M from Sequoia Capital

Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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17 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • July 20, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Book review: How to Start a Business Without Any Money

Although How To Start a Business Without Any Money was published in 2012 (a lifetime ago in our frenetic, tech-driven existence), the book i...

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 5:47 pm
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How a wandering two-legged LinkedIn gives a helping hand to startups in India

Subhendu Panigrahi, co-founder of Indian company Venturesity, is the ultimate connector startups look for when they want to hire techies.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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B Dash Ventures preparing new fund, will triple size to $60 million

Hiroyuki Watanabe found enough success with the first B Dash Ventures fund that he is trying triple the size of the new one according to rep...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Predictry aims to give smaller retailers access to Amazon-like predictive powers

Sequoia, Norwest leads $14M round for Capillary Technologies to expand offline retail analytics

Capillary's services include a loyalty program engine that is integrated into a store's point-of-sales system. For retailers, the loyalty pr...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Where do companies like Rakuten, Alibaba, and Youtube find translators? Gengo. (#StartupAsia preview)

Founder Robert Laing will be on stage for a fireside chat, where we'll warmly welcome him with burning questions like, "Why can't I just use...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Android apps connected to Japan’s Metaps have been downloaded 1 billion times – find out what the firm is working on now

Metaps is taking its online payment solution to the US and EU. Afterwards, it wants to create an ecommerce system that does not require conv...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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