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.

10 sweet startup perks in the Philippines

The Philippine startup scene has more than just Foosball tables and beer.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 7:26 pm
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Fatfish chooses Malaysian mobile games studio AppXplore for first acquisition after IPO

The deal sees Fatfish buy a 70 percent stake in AppXplore for a sum of MYR 700,000 (US$220,080).

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 3:55 pm
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Indonesian startup rises to the challenge of building a local Buzzfeed

Hipwee claims that it has gone viral with 3.3 monthly million pageviews in less than six months.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Chinese startup races after China's globe-trotting tourists with overseas car rental service

Chinese startup races after China’s globetrotting tourists with overseas car rental service

A number of Chinese startups see this foreign holiday boom as a new business opportunity, even catering to the traveling hordes while they...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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This dating concierge startup promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

This dating concierge site promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

But is ‘hassle-free romance’ really romance at all?

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:19 am
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From showbiz to tech biz: Christian Sugiono on acting, MBDC, and new investments

“I’m actually not the type of serial entrepreneur who likes to build ventures and let other people run it. I am kind of a possessive typ...

  • September 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Renren invests $40 million in Chinese stock market social network

The Chinese government hopes to boost local stocks with foreign cash, so investors and prospective investors will be keen to seek out a serv...

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 6:18 pm
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Lazada’s former Indonesia CEO has ditched ecommerce for this live video streaming site

“We’re different from YouTube because you dictate what’s going to happen,” explains Thomas Damek, founder of Zeemi.tv, which went li...

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 9:36 pm
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World Bank report on Pakistan's startup opportunities

New report shines a light on Pakistan’s startup opportunities

The report details the Pakistan startup ecosystem and the key players to whom entrepreneurs can turn for things like mentorship, workshops, ...

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 5:59 pm
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This woman left a corporate job to bootstrap a babysitting service in Japan

The babysitting website addresses a critical issue but it has a major rival in Gree.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Startup makes it easy to hire a nearby housekeeper, secures funding from Tencent and Shanda

eJiaJie is a location-based service that helps customers find hourly-paid workers to clean their homes. It operates in 10 Chinese cities and...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

This is a huge recurring problem for business travelers in particular, and Flexiroam wants to solve it.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Ideabox accelerator accepts all 8 startups, replaces Hartaku with Eatzify

The Ideabox accelerator program (co-organized by Indonesian telco Indosat, venture capital firm Mountain SEA Ventures, and communications co...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 1:32 pm
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26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • September 14, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Four Eyes eyes expansion with $350,000 funding round

Four Eyes raises 350,000 funding round as it tries to scale in the Philippines and beyond.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 7:36 pm
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Bigbasket gets $32 million funding ahead of India’s online grocery shopping boom

India’s ecommerce boom is at high velocity, but the nation’s online groceries sector has been a lot slower to take off.

  • September 12, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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How quitting my corporate job for my startup dream f*cked up my life

Working in a fancy consulting job didn't make Ali Mese happy, but starting a company wasn't easy too.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 6:41 pm
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15 entrepreneurs share what they think will be the Philippines’ flagship startup

Fifteen entrepreneurs share what they think will be the flagship startup to arise out of the Philippines.

  • September 11, 2014
  • at 2:13 pm
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