Posts Categorized: Startups


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How a wandering two-legged LinkedIn gives a helping hand to startups in India

Subhendu Panigrahi, co-founder of Indian company Venturesity, is the ultimate connector startups look for when they want to hire techies.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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WeChat first: a new frontier in China beyond Android and iOS

As WeChat slowly opens up to the world, no developer that wants to break into China should write it off as too closed to consider.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 4:06 pm
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B Dash Ventures preparing new fund, will triple size to $60 million

Hiroyuki Watanabe found enough success with the first B Dash Ventures fund that he is trying triple the size of the new one according to rep...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Predictry aims to give smaller retailers access to Amazon-like predictive powers

Sequoia, Norwest leads $14M round for Capillary Technologies to expand offline retail analytics

Capillary's services include a loyalty program engine that is integrated into a store's point-of-sales system. For retailers, the loyalty pr...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Where do companies like Rakuten, Alibaba, and Youtube find translators? Gengo. (#StartupAsia preview)

Founder Robert Laing will be on stage for a fireside chat, where we'll warmly welcome him with burning questions like, "Why can't I just use...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Android apps connected to Japan’s Metaps have been downloaded 1 billion times – find out what the firm is working on now

Metaps is taking its online payment solution to the US and EU. Afterwards, it wants to create an ecommerce system that does not require conv...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Startup that buys China’s old phones and re-sells them gets $8 million investment

Aihuishou doesn't hold the inventory of the devices it collects or sells. They are sent to refurbishers who re-sell the used phones on the s...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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Bareksa is Bloomberg for beginners, changes the game for online trading in Indonesia

In Sanskrit, “Bareksa” is the word for “tree.” As the saying goes, money doesn’t grow on trees. In Jakarta, however, that no longe...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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The good, the bad, and the ugly of launching a food delivery service in the Philippines

Philippine startup Metroplate relaunches as a food delivery service.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Chinese startup developer of Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

Chinese startup behind Dolphin mobile browser sells 51% stake for $91 million

The Chinese developer of Dolphin, a popular web browser for Android and iOS, has sold a 51 percent stake for US$91 million.

  • July 18, 2014
  • at 11:10 am
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Why 7 of the 11 Fortune 100 auto companies are AdNear clients

What Volkswagen, Toyota, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, and BMW have in common, apart from being Fortune 100 auto majors, is that they...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 2:43 pm
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ZipDial CEO who left glamorous Silicon Valley for India: don’t call me a woman founder

Meet Valerie Wagoner, co-founder and CEO of ZipDial, an India-based startup that wants to be the Google Analytics of the offline world.

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:57 pm
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[Exclusive] Japanese businessmen started a $10M fund to be the next Andreessen/Horowitz… in Singapore

Shuhei Morofuji and Hideki Fujita are moving to Singapore. Their $10M fund will mostly target seed and Series A cross-border startups in Sou...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 10:29 am
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Behind Urban Ladder’s $21M round: a sneak peek at ‘wardrobe configurator’ and ‘total furniture’

A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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Japanese-American entrepreneur William Saito: I only bet on those who have failed

William Saito discusses the state of Japan’s startup ecosystem, what’s holding it back, and how it can eventually thrive.

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 4:34 pm
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Hike grabs no. 1 spot from WhatsApp on Google Play, iOS App Store in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, Line, and WeChat, has hit number one on the Google Play Store in India, toppling Wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 12:03 pm
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Habi Footwear co-founding team. (L-R) Bernadee Uy, Janine Chiong, and Paola Savillo,

Can Habi Footwear become the Philippine answer to TOMS Shoes?

We take a closer look at the life and times of social entrepreneur, Janine Chiong.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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Singapore online grocery store RedMart gets $23M from star-studded investors

Investors in this round include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Garena, SoftBank Ventures, and Visionnaire Ventures.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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