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.

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This startup removes middlemen from logistics, connects clients and freighters directly

If you’ve ever tried to ship a container overseas, you probably know how complicated and expensive it can be. If you work at an ecomme...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 11:01 am
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A deeper look at Southeast Asia’s only two unicorns: VNG and Garena

VNG and Garena represent the two biggest tech companies out of Southeast Asia.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Sequoia-backed Zomato buys Polish startup Gastronauci, eyes Malaysia, Vietnam next

In three months, Zomato has acquired four companies globally. The target is to expand into 10 other markets in the coming months.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 4:13 pm
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MyChat: a chat app to conquer Myanmar?

Myanmar's tech landscape is still undecided and it's possible that getting in early now is the right moment. MyChat is seizing this opportun...

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Three years after its launch, Malaysia

Three years after its launch, Malaysia’s Socialwalk is finally finding its stride

According to Socialwalk COO Eileen Feng, they didn’t start off providing business matching services, but chanced upon the idea years later...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 1:41 pm
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Moka, an Indonesian mobile point-of-sale startup, gets seed funding from East Ventures

Jakarta-based mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) startup Moka announced this morning that it received seed funding of an undisclosed amount from lo...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Former Huffington Post editor-in-chief joins Japan’s SmartNews

The hiring shows that SmartNews wants to be more than just another news app.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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LifeOpp is a jobs site for a neglected group: service staff and odd job workers

Niche jobs sites are popping up. LinkedIn targets white collar workers. Dribbble caters to designers. And StackOverflow for programmers. Now...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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Indonesia’s “Yammer for education” receives seed funding

There isn’t a lot of investment happening for Indonesia’s education startups. This is one of them.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 4:14 pm
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This Australian startup just raised $35 million in its first round of funding

This Australian startup just raised $35 million in its first round of funding

Australian startups don’t typically see that kind of money. Invoice2go is Accel's fourth major Australian investment, alongside Atlassian,...

  • September 24, 2014
  • at 10:48 am
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Spire wants to fight sea pirates from space – using nanosatellites

Using tiny satellites, Spire can do things that large, lone satellites can't achieve.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 4:44 pm
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Pakistani ecommerce startup Kickstarter campaign for handcrafted shoes

Artisanal shoes, anyone? Pakistani startup takes to Kickstarter

A group of Pakistani entrepreneurs is taking to Kickstarter today to turn their startup idea into a fashion brand.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Chinese IT education startup teaches you how to make your own Flappy Bird clone, gets $22M investment

Rather than dry and often theoretical university classes, Jike aims for a more applicable approach with instant gratification.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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NewsHunt, India

NewsHunt, India’s answer to Flipboard, gets $16 million funding

India’s top homegrown news reader app, NewsHunt, has secured INR 1 billion (US$16.5 million) in series B funding.

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:33 pm
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25 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • September 21, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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VMoney CEO: Apple Pay is a cause for celebration, not fear, for Philippine payment startups

Ralph Santos thinks that Apple Pay will open up doors for all fin-tech companies in the Philippines.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Move over OLX. Indonesian ecommerce site Jualo is growing fast, invites new investors

Jualo is an Indonesian ecommerce business that launched in February 2013. The site lets users locate goods for sale that are just around the...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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US tourism site for overseas Chinese gets $20M investment from Tencent

Woqu, an online travel agency for Chinese looking to make a trip to the US, has secured a US$20 million series B round of funding led by Ten...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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