Posts Categorized: Startups



After almost pitching for the MLB, this entrepreneur founded Japan’s biggest amateur baseball league

Gigathlete CEO Shingo Ogaki went from pitching in the US Minor League to founding a sports-based startup in his native Japan.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 10:38 pm
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A new co-working space for women in Singapore, inspired by Virginia Woolf

Michaela Anchan’s all-female co-working space, Woolf Works, will be the first of its kind in Singapore.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Despite money in the bank and 500 Startups funding, Vietnam

500 Startups-funded Vietnamese mobile app developer Greengar shuts down to pursue new projects

In a surprise move, one of Vietnam’s most promising mobile app startups revealed that it will close down.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 5:25 pm
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Synclogue, a cloud-based app syncing service for Windows, launches in English

Synclogue, an app that allows Windows users to sync applications across multiple computers, is launching an English version of its service t...

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Freshdesk becomes first Indian startup to get Google Capital backing with $31M series D funding

Helpdesk software company Freshdesk – an Indian startup that quickly scaled up to rub shoulders with the global leaders in its domain – ...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 9:41 pm
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Canadian founder of MySquar, Myanmar’s up and coming social network, claims she was ousted in ‘hostile takeover’

If you’ve been watching the startup space in Myanmar, you’ve probably heard of MySQUAR. It’s a social network that recently pivoted to...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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Meet Hope Technik, Singapore’s engineering commandos

Out of sight but not out of mind, Hope Technik is an exciting Singapore company that's solving problems in space flight, robotics, and logis...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 1:01 pm
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Japan’s number one social recruiting service receives more than $2 million from Global Brain

Social Recruiting, a Tokyo-based startup that claims to be Japan’s number one social recruiting service, received more than $2 million in...

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 6:12 pm
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Banking on iBeacon, this new startup helps businesses send alerts to passersby

Apple's iBeacon tech is largely untested and its realistic potential is unknown, but that’s not stopping a number of startups from trying...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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China, smart body scales maker Picooc gets funding

China’s Picooc, maker of smart body scales, gets $21 million in funding

China-based health-tracking gadget maker Picooc, best known for its smart body scales, has raised US$21 million.

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 4:50 pm
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26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • June 15, 2014
  • at 7:40 pm
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China’s top limo app set to expand overseas, wants to challenge Uber in the US

App-connected limo service Uber is about to meet a surprising new rival on its home turf. Chinese startup Yongche is set to launch in San Fr...

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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Softbank to invest $20 million in startups in the Philippines

Japanese telco Softbank will invest over $20 million in startups in the Philippines with the creation of a new fund.

  • June 13, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Evictions? Regulations? Taxes? How can Singapore deal with sites like Airbnb?

Evictions? Regulations? Taxes? How can Singapore deal with sites like Airbnb?

Two flats have been confiscated by the authorities so far. What's next for sites like Airbnb in Singapore?

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 7:02 pm
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Berrybenka targets Muslim women in Indonesia, launches Hijabenka

Hijabenka has actually been operational since April. Within its short lifespan, the website already has accumulated over 1,000 products from...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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QuitBit is a smart lighter that helped its founder quit smoking, and it’s proving popular in Singapore

QuitBit is a smart lighter that quantifies how much you've been smoking with an LCD display.

  • June 11, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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Malaysia’s MobileAds nabs strategic investment, eyes US market

Penang-based rich media mobile ad creator startup, MobileAds has a received an undisclosed strategic investment from Seattle-headquartered H...

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 11:27 pm
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Gong Haiyan: plain jane factory worker to founder of China’s biggest dating site

Gong is one of the most celebrated female tech entrepreneurs in China, having successfully founded Jiayuan, China’s answer to Match.com.

  • June 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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