Posts Categorized: Startups



Fashion estore’s Kickstarter campaign aims to save a dying Philippine handicraft

Fashion ecommerce site AVA launched a campaign on popular crowdfunding platform Kickstarter to bring a Philippine traditional handwoven fabr...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 9:05 pm
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Thailand’s Builk find new challenges in expanding to Indonesia

Since the launch of Builk’s international version - the 3.0 - in August 2013, the team has been more aggressive in its Indonesia expansion...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Mercari raises $14 million, plans to open U.S office next month

Tokyo-based mobile C2C shopping app, Mercari, has raised $14 million from Global Brain, Globis Capital Partners, Itochu Technology Ventures,...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:52 am
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How a musician-turned-entrepreneur built a company that generates over $400 million per year

In Japan, people in the IT industry will have heard of Koki Sato, CEO & President at Septeni Holdings.

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 1:20 pm
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Why you need to pay attention to Japan’s startup ecosystem (Startup Asia)

Wantedly CEO Akiko Naka was born and raised in Japan. After a brief stint at Goldman Sachs right out of college, Naka returned to her home ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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East Ventures funds ecommerce website builder, first since launching new fund

Sirclo, an ecommerce website builder based in Indonesia and Singapore, today announces that it has received seed funding for an undisclosed ...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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12 tech entrepreneurs under 30 making awesome stuff in China

Inspired by a Forbes list of 30 entrepreneurs in China, we decided to pick out the most exciting-sounding and promising tech and web startup...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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Reprimanded by his manager, frustrated real estate agent left to start Japan’s largest property portal

Takashi Inoue, founder and CEO of NEXT, is responsible for HOME’S, one of Japan’s largest real estate listings and housing information s...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Hungry for music in the Philippines? Here are 6 streaming services to soothe your soul

Filipinos love to listen to both local and international music. But as technology evolves, streaming services have become a popular way to h...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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6 startups graduate from latest Docomo Innovation Village incubator

Japanese telco NTT Docomo (NYSE:DCM) held its latest Docomo Innovation Village demo day last week. It’s the second running of its startup...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 7:25 pm
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Crowdsourced A/B testing platform Kaizen raises $5 million

Kaizen, the Japanese company behind planBCD, a growth hacking crowdsourcing platform, has raised US$5 million from Fidelity Growth Partners ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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19 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • March 30, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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European online food delivery company makes first move into Asia with Pakistan deal

The online food ordering and delivery market in Pakistan is getting really hot and spicy. Today, Denmark-based online food delivery company ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (March)

March is almost over, so let's jump right in.

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Threatened by Instagram, photo app Molome survived thanks to a startup accelerator

Asians are kinda obsessed with taking photos – selfies, foodie pics, anything. Two cities in the Philippines are the two top spots in ...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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This app turns Twitter into a Quora-esque search engine for all your burning questions

God bless Twitter – it’s a breaking news haven, a 24-hour virtual networking event, a help-desk line, a job search tool, an RSS ...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 12:58 pm
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Ex-Facebook COO invests in GoCoin, a Singapore-based PayPal for digital currencies

GoCoin, a California and Singapore-based company that is creating a PayPal for digital currencies, has closed a US$1.5 million series A vent...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 10:19 am
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Tech In Asia Taipei Meetup: 5,000 miles to 500 Startups: an evening with Rui Ma

For our first Tech In Asia Meetup in Taipei for 2014, we will be inviting Rui Ma to lead a fireside chat with Hana Chang, co-founder of Bo...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 4:16 pm
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