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.

chelaile

Chelaile could be China’s best bus tracking app, but limited cities are a dealbreaker

The Chinese startup just received a US$5 million series A round of funding from undisclosed investors.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:45 pm
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Xiaomi's investment in startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

Xiaomi’s investment in microfinance startup suggests you could soon get a loan from your phone

This microfinance startup offers business loans for small and medium-sized businesses and consumer loans for individuals.

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:14 pm
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13 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

15 new Asian smartphone makers hoping to crush Samsung and Apple

Across Asia, there are a number of relatively new phone-makers playing to their strengths in home markets, aiming to steal sales away from ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Moomee app

This new messaging app wants to be Xbox Live for your phone

Singaporean startup Moomee wants to reinvent social gaming on mobile devices, but does the new company have what it takes to go against Line...

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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Kukuruyuk

This startup combats ewaste in Indonesia by selling refurbished gadgets

29-year-old Ernest Tjahjana is the founder and CEO of Kukuruyuk, and claims that his company is the first ecommerce business in Indonesia sp...

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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gogonesia

This adventure booking site wants to address the English language gap in Indonesia

Gogonesia is an online booking system that lets users book adventures and day trip tours in Indonesia. Melieyana Tjioe, the site’s 28-yea...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Alesca Life Founders_20140727

This startup buys old shipping containers and turns them into urban hydroponic farms

The shipping containers are renovated to house an automated hydroponic farm with 1,600 heads of lettuce, celery, and other leafy greens for ...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 12:02 pm
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asian startups weekly list

36 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • September 7, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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GudangImpor

This startup lets Indonesians get their hands on rare goods from different countries

Yuwono Wicaksono, founder of the pint-sized, Jakarta-based ecommerce site GudangImpor, wants his budding company to become the hub for Indon...

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 8:03 pm
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vip-plaza-thumb-2

This Indonesian ecommerce site helps retailers ship away past season’s goods fast

VIP Plaza is moving really fast in Indonesia. In just six months, the team has grown to a 75-man team. And they’re still aggressively hiri...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Rocket Internet IPO

Rocket Internet ready for IPO blast-off later this year

Rocket Internet – which runs major web services and estores such as EasyTaxi, Foodpanda, and Lazada – intends to proceed with an IPO on ...

  • September 10, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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Meet 199Jobs, the Philippines’ answer to Fiverr

Fiverr is a household name to freelancers around the world. Can 199Jobs make a similar splash in the Philippines?

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 7:08 pm
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vingoo cups

Startup from China makes a vending machine that peels, squeezes, and pours fresh orange juice on demand

Vingoo makes vending machines that pour customers a cup of freshly squeezed fruit juice, and it just picked up a series A round of funding.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 3:50 pm
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Beauty salons struggle to fill seats. Lookbooker lets consumers easily book them

Lookbooker helps consumers find nearby salons easily, while helping beauty services become more efficient and maximize their space.

  • September 9, 2014
  • at 11:16 am
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Despite relatively small funding amounts, experts agree that Japan is on the cusp of a startup bubble

The CEOs of two hot young startups and the VCs that funded them unanimously agree that a bubble is forming - but don't believe everything yo...

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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iwatch

Apple’s iWatch is just the icing: $502M invested in wearables this year

Apple's entry into this space heats up wearables by several degrees, and we could see another rush of investments.

  • September 8, 2014
  • at 11:19 am
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CatchChat: China's coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

Forget WeChat: China’s coolest new messaging app changes the game with selfies

The strength of China’s web giants and the diversity of its startups usually means that no one service dominates to the extent that, s...

  • September 6, 2014
  • at 10:59 am
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smove

Smove catches $1.1M in funding to expand its fleet of short-term rental cars

The Singapore-based startup aims to expand its fleet of vehicles from 17 to 100 by this time next year.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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