Posts Categorized: Startups



For this startup, dominance of Japan’s $3.7 trillion personal finance market is not enough

Are people obsessed with money? No. People are obsessed with disposable income. Disposable income is the cash in your pocket after all legal...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Mysterious, Grammy-nominated music producer seeks to ‘revolutionize’ Singapore’s game industry

Some days ago, we received an email that told us the sender was creating “the strongest, most creative, and entertaining export out of Sou...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 12:35 pm
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Want new games to download? Here’s 8 Indonesian mobile game developers to watch

It is estimated that 30 million (almost half) of Indonesia’s internet users are teenagers. They’d definitely love to find more new games...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Hong Kong taxi-booking startup Taxiwise gets acquired

Taxiwise was founded in late 2012 by Jean-Marc Ly and his friend Truong Lam, two former colleagues working from San Jose, California.

  • May 1, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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Ookbee takes on Line in Thailand with new social gaming platform

It looks to be modeled after Line Games in that it features an array of social gaming titles from various developers that are integrated wit...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 9:06 pm
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Foxconn invests $2.2 million into microblogging company Mig33

Why would a hardware manufacturer like Foxconn invest in a microblogging app like mig33? Here are the reasons.

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Savaree - This good-looking new app brings carpooling to Pakistan

This good-looking new app brings carpooling to Pakistan

Pakistan's Savaree forms a community of drivers and potential passengers within its mobile app, allowing users to post routes and connect wi...

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 6:17 pm
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This Hong Kong startup wants to help women of all shapes and sizes find the perfect dress

Aurza is a platform for ladies’ custom dresses, and uses 3D body scanning technology to let its customers create their own dress designs

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Vietnam’s Dropbox is back from the dead with new investment, partners with telco Viettel

Kleii partners up with Viettel to revitalize its comatose cloud service. This bodes well for both startups and cloud services across Vietnam...

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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1337 ventures alpha startups early stage

This pre-accelerator wants to help nascent Malaysian startups cross the 1st hurdle

Alpha Startups, a pre-accelerator programme organized by 1337 Ventures, wants to help early stage startups go from a raw idea to validated m...

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 5:22 pm
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After Manila, car classifieds site Carmudi drives to other cities in the Philippines

Carmudi now has over 7,000 listings on its site within three months and is set to expand in other cities in the country.

  • May 2, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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WonderMe: a culture-focused jobs site that prevents applicants from resume-spamming

Thailand's job market is quite competitive and employees find it tough to hire the right talent. Thailand-based startup WonderMe aims to sol...

  • May 1, 2014
  • at 5:40 pm
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The Founder Institute arriving in Manila

The Founder Institute program is officially taking its first chapter in the capital this June.

  • May 1, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Vietnam’s ecommerce: if you’re offline, you go online and if you’re online, you go offline

2014 is seeing a new wave of ecommerce in Vietnam. Offline shops are going online and online sites are going offline, dramatically changing ...

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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This startup wants to make loyalty points as liquid as cash

Consumers are accumulating loyalty points without spending them. Singapore startup Giift wants to unlock the hidden value.

  • April 30, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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This startup is bringing SMS Bitcoin wallets to Singapore and beyond

Bitcoin enthusiasts remain unfazed by opposition from and regulation by governments and major banks. Case in point: Singapore Bitcoin paymen...

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 2:58 pm
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China’s Ctrip invests over $200 million in an online ticketing site

Ctrip, one of the largest online travel agencies in China, has invested over $200 million in local attraction online ticketing site LY.com.

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 12:15 am
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What you might not know about South Korea, Asia’s new startup hub

South Korea, once referred to as the ‘Land of the Morning Calm,’ has emerged as one of the key startup hubs in Asia.

  • April 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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