Posts Categorized: Startups

Startups are Tech in Asia’s bread and butter. As Asia’s startup ecosystems grow, we’ll be here to document both their successes and failures. From seed-stage bootstrappers to multimillion-dollar exits, every startup worth its salt deserves a chance to be heard.

GrabTaxi ups their game in Singapore with the launch of premium service GrabCar

GrabTaxi hits at Uber in Singapore with launch of premium service GrabCar

While GrabTaxi currently has the second largest fleet of cab drivers locally, it remains to be seen if they can replicate their performance ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Global Brain invests in Korean game illustrators matching platform Rainbow.dot

Rainbow.dot lets game developers select different genres of artwork ranging from characters, items, to backgrounds.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 am
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Baidu invests in test prep site as China’s internet giants vie for quality education content

Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are racing to amass the broadest and highest quality library of educational courses.

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 5:52 pm
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Pakistan startup report 2014

Pakistan Startup Report and wiki shine a light on challenging but promising market

A group of Pakistani techies have today completed and published the Pakistan Startup Report 2014 and an accompanying Pakistan Startup Wiki.

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 4:19 pm
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From hacker to hero to data legend: Juny “Acong” Maimun tells the story behind Indowebster

If nothing else, Juny “Acong” Maimun is a survivor. The 34-year-old founder and CEO of Indowebster sits relaxed on a chic blue sofa in t...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:55 am
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14 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • July 6, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Forget plastic cards. Indian app inLoyal brings retail loyalty programs to your mobile

Android/iOS app inLoyal stores all your loyalty programs in your phone, and lets you benefit from all the deals, discounts, and other reward...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Future looks bright in Myanmar as jobs platform Work gets 600,000 monthly pageviews

With just four million internet users in the country, is it the right time to venture into Myanmar's tech space?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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How a startup is driving Bitcoin adoption with selfies in the Philippines

Satoshi Citadel Industries, an umbrella company in the Philippines for various Bitcoin-based ventures, has launched its quirkiest product to...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Japan’s Viibar wants to turn underappreciated video producers into well-paid freelancers

Viibar, a Tokyo-based startup, is on a mission to liberate technical professionals from the stifling world of industrial video production. F...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with time still remaining. Things get weird ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am
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Here’s how a father’s love for his daughter compelled him to create this safety wearable

Ray Teng, founder of safety wearable WaryBee, has a daughter and a son, and couldn't help but worry about their safety in lieu of kidnapping...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 4:33 pm
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Want to buy a nuclear-plant-ready face mask or a power saw? On Tolexo, you can

Books, clothes, and electronics; these we have become familiar with in stores like Flipkart. Latest online marketplace Tolexo sells heat gun...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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Before it comes to San Francisco, meet the fresh face of Japanese digital design

Goodpatch, a young design firm in Tokyo, is becoming the company of choice for many in the tech community. It's CEO, Naofumi Tsuchiya, drop...

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Are there J-pop lovers on the moon? Astroscale is going to find out

Astroscale and Pocari Sweat's Lunar Dream Capsule will also be carrying an exclusive J-pop song to the moon.

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 7:57 pm
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Chinese publisher and localizer of Fruit Ninja and Temple Run 2 files for $115M US IPO

iDreamsky translates and localizes artwork and other content for the Chinese market, then distributes it to Chine's myriad of third-party An...

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Sharks, pirates hinder Indonesian file hosting giant Indowebster’s desire to scale up

“55 percent of the files on Indowebster are illegal content,” explains chief operating officer Abang Suluh Husodo. “But the users love...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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After conquering Japan, Facebook dating service Pairs sets its sights on the rest of Asia

Tokyo-based startup Eureka announced today that its Facebook-connected dating service Pairs has acquired more than one million registered us...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 5:07 pm
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