Posts Categorized: Startups



Fun-loving Filipino founder stubbornly persisted despite two rejections from startup accelerator

Startup founder Ronster Baetiong faced tons of rejections and failure before getting to where he is today.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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As Coinplug gets another $400k from Silicon Valley, South Korean investors miss out on their country’s bitcoin craze

Does this mean that Korean VCs are missing out on the next big thing, or have they made the smart choice to avoid bitcoin?

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:07 pm
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Here are the Asian startups heading to Silicon Valley with Blackbox Connect

Korean makers of cutesy AlarmMon app get $1.9 million funding to make it even cuter

Seoul-based Malang Studio, maker of the cutesy AlarmMon app, revealed today that the startup has secured KRW 2 billion, which is US$1.9 mill...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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Mobile RTB landscape in China by AppFlood

Adtech firms want to open up Asia’s advertising black box

RTB appeared about 4 years ago and has been a fast growing method led by OpenX, Google, and Yahoo in the west, but the technology has lagged...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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Now’s the time to build a hardware startup in Southeast Asia (Startup Asia preview)

The world is experiencing a hardware renaissance in the age of the ‘Internet of Things’. Let's demystify the process of building a hardw...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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Here are the top 7 civic-minded startups at Indonesia’s GIST Startup Boot Camp

The top seven startups were selected to pitch at the demo day in front of the audience and a panel of judges.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 2:50 pm
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Moglue closes

Despite early promise, ebook creation tool Moglue shuts and sells out

Moglue's clever tech has been acquired by two companies, but the ebook creation tool and service no longer exists.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:28 pm
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35 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • April 6, 2014
  • at 6:42 pm
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Despite the naysayers, Pixta became Japan’s biggest stock photo marketplace

Founded in 2005 by Daisuke Komata, Pixta is Japan’s largest stock photo marketplace for both amateur and professional photographers to upl...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 6:15 pm
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Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Eko is one of a new wave of stripped-down, souped-up business messaging apps. Today the Thai-American startup revealed that it has secured U...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Read-it-later app Pocket seeks new users in China and Korea with latest update

Pocket is now aiming at an ever bigger swathe of new users by adding in Chinese and Korean to its mobile apps and website.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners in China

Haowaijiao focuses on Chinese adults who want to learn English online. In a country where English classes in schools place too much emphasis...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Thai bookstore Ookbee gets $7 million funding to continue Southeast Asia expansion

Thailand’s Ookbee has received a Series B investment from Tokyo-based venture capital firm Transcosmos Inc.

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Award winning entrepreneur Kevin Mintaraga now wants to help couples plan their dream wedding

Indonesia’s wedding industry is huge. According to research firm Splendid Insight, weddings in Indonesia are worth US$7 billion in consume...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 5:40 pm
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What you need to know before building a startup in the Philippines

Like other countries in Southeast Asia, the Philippines’ startup ecosystem is in a growth stage. Tech in Asia earlier revealed how the cou...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Why a female founder started a company to help women find jobs, and why she quit

Enticed by the adventure and a chance to make a difference, Lu jumped headfirst into entrepreneurship, giving up an opportunity to work a co...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Saigon Hub co-working space shuts down, unclear if it will be able to reopen

Saigon Hub, one of the heartbeats of Vietnam's startup scene, is shutting down. It was one of Vietnam's largest coworking spaces, and now it...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Thailand is ready for tech acceleration despite the lack of government (Startup Asia preview)

At Startup Asia Singapore 2014, we will be discussing about the landscape of startups in Thailand and trends we can expect in the near futur...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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