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asian startups weekly list

11 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • January 12, 2014
  • at 6:36 pm
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EasyTaxi awaiting green light to drive into 3rd city in Pakistan

Rocket Internet’s taxi-hailing app EasyTaxi first ventured into Pakistan in July 2013, rolling out very quietly via nothing but a Face...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Maybelline puts on a pretty face for new e-store in Thailand

2013 was a year of strong e-commerce growth in Thailand. That includes all types of social commerce such as on mobile, Facebook, and even In...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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Egg might be the only accelerator in Asia with a pool, spa, gym, and bar

Egg Accelerator is a special accelerator in Asia. It's the only one that's got a spa, gym, pool, and bar. Swing by for a startup busman's ho...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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CyberAgent Ventures puts funding into Vietnamese e-commerce solutions startup DKT

CyberAgent Ventures, just before the New Year's, is gearing up to fund a handful of new startups to enter the year. The first one is DKT, an...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Hungry? Meet Indonesia’s first restaurant reservation app

Qraved wants to embrace Indonesia's mobile users with the launch of its app for Android and iOS today. The team claims it is the first mobil...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 1:21 pm
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Indonesian online marketplace startup Bukalapak surged in 2013, looks forward to 2014

Bukalapak, one of the biggest C2C marketplaces in the country, just revealed some data and progress that the company racked up in 2013.

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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While the NSA kills Silicon Valley, Asian startups should gear up

And even more close to home for Asia is the drop in sales of major corporations like Cisco and IBM. Cisco lost $1.7 billion in sales in Asia...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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After years of playing startup matchmaker, civil servant finally takes the plunge

Unlike many natural-born entrepreneurs who began selling cupcakes before they learned how to walk, Mun Yew Loh, like the rest of us, lived a...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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Indonesia’s Bakrie Group leads Path’s $25 million Series C round

Mobile social network Path is huge in Indonesia. So huge that it has attracted attention from Indonesia's Bakrie Group.

  • January 11, 2014
  • at 12:28 pm
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How a big data startup perseveres and succeeds after losing a founder

Founded in 2011, FlyData (formerly known as Hapyrus) is a Japanese startup based in Silicon Valley that makes big data storage on the cloud ...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 5:08 pm
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Rocket Internet alumni club startup Hotel Quickly rolls into the Philippines due to high demand

After last-minute hotel booking service HotelQuickly opened doors in six Asian countries last year, the startup has announced that it is...

  • January 10, 2014
  • at 12:05 pm
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E-Wheelchair startup from Japan raises more funding, opens online pre-orders

Last summer we looked into Whill, a Japanese startup that makes an e-wheelchair that promises to be the next big thing in personal mobility....

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 5:55 pm
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P2P lending service Renrendai handed $130 million to get a head start in China’s budding microfinance sector

Chinese online peer-to-peer lending service Renrendai announced its parent company, Renrenyou, received $130 million in Series A funding,...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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This entrepreneur ditched a dream job at HTC for a pink bunny named TuTu

Startup founders often refer to their projects as “their babies” – implying that running a business requires the same amount of em...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 10:47 am
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Facebook acquires its first Indian startup, Little Eye Labs

Indian startup Little Eye Labs announced today that it has been bought by Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), making it the social network titan’s...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 11:56 am
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This startup wants to make Filipinos healthier, one plate at a time

Unhealthy food intake is one of the common problems in the Philippines. That’s why in 2012, three out of five deaths were linked to “lif...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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The number one thing Vietnamese startups need to learn in 2014: English

When asked about what Vietnam needs to improve, Joe Lonsdale said: "English is really important. I hope to come back here and speak English ...

  • January 7, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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