Posts Categorized: Startups



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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Myanmar - straight to the future of tech

What I learned setting up a startup incubator in Myanmar – and what you need to know about the country itself

Here's what experienced tech entrepreneur Phil Morle learnt about Myanmar while setting up the new Ideabox startup incubator.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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Luxola brings in another $3 million to current funding round, pushing expansion in Southeast Asia

Luxola brings in another $3 million to current funding round, pushing expansion in Southeast Asia

Singapore-based online beauty store Luxola today announced that it has raised over $3 million in additional funding, adding on to their over...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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This English conversation app says no to video and focuses entirely on text chat

While other English conversation apps have adopted video, Eigooo keeps it simple with text-only chat.

  • May 24, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Crowdfunded in China: smart pianos, skin moisture detectors, and smartphone-controlled drones

We had a hard time choosing from all the projects on the Kickstarter-esque Demohour that successfully hit their fundraising goals.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 10:57 am
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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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Jong Lee (left), an investor at a number of Hong Kong startups, speaking at a startup event.

In Hong Kong, prominent angel investor’s dealings raise red flags

The wolf of Silicon Harbor? Or merely misunderstood? Here's the story of Jong Lee and his role as investor in a once promising and award-win...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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37 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • May 25, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Indosat partners with Softbank to launch $50M fund in Indonesia

Indosat announced that it has joined forces with SoftBank to launch SB ISAT, a $50 million fund targeting Indonesian growth-stage startups.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 9:18 pm
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Meet our 5 favorite Taiwan startups from AppWorks’ eighth batch

AppWorks, Taiwan’s four-year-old homegrown startup accelerator, held the Demo Day for its eighth graduating class of startups yesterda...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 8:16 pm
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