Posts Categorized: Startups


Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (April edition)

April saw some neat startups launch in Australia and also huge funding news for one well-established name. 1. Record funding for email marke...

  • April 25, 2014
  • at 6:01 pm
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A primer on sealing the deal with Japanese investors (Tech in Asia Meetup Singapore)

Japanese investors have been investing more in Southeast Asia. That is why we are inviting Saemin Ahn, managing partner at Rakuten Ventures,...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Crowdsourcing marketplace DesignCrowd expands to Philippines, aims to woo small businesses

DesignCrowd has opened an office in the Philippines and launched the DesignCrowd Philippines site.

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Uber now in 100 cities worldwide as limo service rolls into Beijing

Eight months after first launching in the Chinese city of Shanghai, Uber has now rolled into Beijing.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:34 pm
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Danish soccer fans head to Thailand to make a pretty awesome live game data app

Champion is a Thailand-made livescore app for all those fans soccer fans who want to stay updated with their favorite teams and players.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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KKBox did Spotify in Asia before Spotify even existed

Tech in Asia sat down with Chris Lin, CEO and co-founder of KKBox to talk about its founding story.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Samsung is the world’s – and Asia’s – top smartphone maker. But there are a lot of rival phone-makers out there aiming to de...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 4:25 pm
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SingTel ushers cyber surveillance era into Asia with video analytics for businesses

Surveillance cams are silent sentinels that serve as persistent but dumb watchers of our living spaces. But that is changing.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 3:15 pm
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In2Nite, a last-minute hotel booking app, raises $2.8 million to expand throughout Asia

Competition is fierce between Singapore's rival last-minute hotel booking apps, In2Nite and HotelQuickly.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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Cebu-based taxi app MiCab back on the road after hiatus with a revamped service

Taxi hailing app Micab started operations in September with the aim of giving Cebu citizens easier access to city cabs. But its ambition was...

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified self’ to your car

Pakistan startup hopes for a global hit with xGear, brings ‘quantified self’ to your car

Pakistan-based startup xGear is preparing to go global with a gadget that gives drivers detailed data about their journey and their vehicle....

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 5:07 pm
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Foxconn, SingTel invest $3.2M in smart video surveillance by Singapore startup

The startup has developed tech which matches facial features to a database to establish identities.

  • April 24, 2014
  • at 12:53 pm
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An SEO audit of Zopim, the $30 million darling of Singapore startups

Zopim has done some admirably aggressive SEM based probably on conversions grounded in hard data. But it's not perfect.

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 6:03 pm
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Accounting SaaS startup freee nets $8 million in funding, aims for one million SMBs in Japan

Japan's top accounting SaaS startup, freee, has netted US$8 million in series B funding from DCM and Infinity Venture Partners (IVP).

  • April 23, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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India’s CommonFloor gets into new property area with acquisition of student accommodation startup

Indian property listings site CommonFloor got $10 million in fresh funds at the start of this year. Some of that cash has just been put to g...

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 5:46 pm
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Tech in Asia, a pan-Asian startup experiment that could snowball into something bigger

Building an ecosystem is like creating an industry with tech entrepreneurs and investors as pillars.

  • April 22, 2014
  • at 3:48 pm
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Why GrabTaxi is giving Singapore’s largest taxi operator a run for its money

For too long, Comfort has relied on its market dominance and has stagnated in improving its services.

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 5:29 pm
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Razmig Hovaghimian: from failed pizza maker to founder of Viki

Razmig Hovaghimian, the co-founder and CEO of Viki who sold his startup to ecommerce giant Rakuten on September 2013, has quite a story to t...

  • April 21, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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