Posts Categorized: Startups


India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

India’s PolicyBazaar raises $20 million to boost insurance products comparison portal

PolicyBazaar, an Indian portal offering price comparison and analysis of insurance products, now has US$20 million (INR Rs 119 crore) in fre...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 9:57 pm
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GrabTaxi reveals growth plans after biggest ever funding round

GrabTaxi now has an extra $15 million to play with after its series B funding. We find out what's next in its battle to keep growing amidst ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 7:58 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (May edition)

As May draws to a close, here’s our round-up of the top tech action in Australia.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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App Annie acquires Distimo, raises $17 million in funding

Beijing based mobile app and digital content analytics company App Annie has announced that it acquired competitor Distimo.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 11:39 pm
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This team wants to turn Bali into Bitcoin Island

Bitcoin Indonesia and Coin Of Sale, a Bitcoin point-of-sales system, are looking to turn Bali into a haven for Bitcoin users.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:45 pm
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Here are the 5 startups fresh out of Thailand’s Dtac Accelerate program

In line with Dtac’s change of plan, the program is now divided into two tracks – the accelerator and incubator programs. Thus the finali...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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WeChat social gifting

There’s now a way to gift something to a buddy inside WeChat

There’s now a way to send a gift to someone inside WeChat – and it’s really easy to do. The newly-launched service is created by a Chi...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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BookMe wants to dominate online ticketing in Pakistan, starting with movie tickets

BookMe wants to dominate online ticketing in Pakistan, starting with movie tickets

Pakistan’s BookMe does pretty much what Fandango does in the US – make it easy for people to book movie tickets. But it has a lot more p...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 10:47 am
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Duolingo’s Luis von Ahn talks censorship in China, disrupting Asia’s English study and certification boom

Entrepreneur Luis von Ahn hopes that his Duolingo Test Center can level the the playing field for access to English proficiency certificatio...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 10:15 pm
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Kiwi Calendar iOS app

Major gaming company branches out into apps, launches socially-connected Kiwi Calendar app

The new Kiwi Calendar app promises to help users balance work and play with useful labels, like you see in Gmail, to help you separate out ...

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 8:55 pm
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Japan’s family-centric social network nets $500,000 in funding led by Venture United

Compath Me, the startup behind Kiddy, has completed a US$500,000 financing round led by Venture United.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 6:54 pm
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GrabTaxi gets $15 million funding to help in battle across Southeast Asia against EasyTaxi

Malaysia-based GrabTaxi, which runs an app-connected taxi booking service, has secured US$15 million in series B funding led by GGV Capital.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 3:18 pm
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Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator lands in Shanghai with 9 new startups to watch

Chinaccelerator held its fifth Demo Day yesterday for its newest batch of graduating startups. Here's what we saw.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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aCommerce expands into the Philippines, aims to bring brick-and-mortar retailers online

Ramping up its presence in Asia, aComerce has now expanded into the Philippines.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Chinese P2P car rental startup gets $5 million funding to share Beijing’s 5.2 million private autos

Sina Tech reports Baojia has over 1,000 cars listed on its site. In total, Beijing alone has more than 5.2 million private cars.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:40 pm
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Indonesian beauty box startup Lolabox announces shutdown

Lolabox just announced that it will be sending out its last box to customers.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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Big data startup FlyData receives $1.45M additional funding from Nissay Capital and more

Silicon Valley-based Japanese startup FlyData has received an additional investment of US$1.45 million from Nissay Capital and more.

  • May 27, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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How India’s WebKul earned $1 million in revenue with no funding

In 2013, WebKul has tripled its revenue and products, and reached US$1 million revenue.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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