Posts Categorized: Startups



This bootstrapped Japanese startup is proof that you don’t need to be in Tokyo to go global

Nulab, a collaborative software startup from Fukuoka, went global without traditional marketing or investors.

  • July 11, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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This Korean startup’s founders left Google and LG to crush Dropbox, today they secured $1M investment

Employees giving up their highly-prized, stable, and well-paid corporate careers in Korea’s tech behemoths used to be incredibly rare. But...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 4:28 pm
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Awesome chart shows 50 countries with homegrown tech titans, but only 13 of those nations are in Asia

An interesting report from the Economist yesterday crunched data from the World Startup Report and lists the top three most valued tech comp...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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MyRepublic gets $24 million to pursue dream of becoming Singapore’s 4th telco

The budding telco startup has announced the investments of two new major stakeholders hailing from India and France respectively.

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 4:37 pm
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Part-time model, full-time GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to GrabCar’s stoic drivers

GrabTaxi executive Natasha Bautista introduces us to the drivers of GrabCar.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 6:31 pm
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4 Malaysian startups could get tickets to Silicon Valley

4 Malaysian startups could get tickets to Silicon Valley

The companies will participate in the Silicon Valley Founder Institute (SVFI) program, where they will meet and get feedback from some of th...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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LMBang: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

Mothers I’d like to fund: Chinese social network for moms gets $20 million

A Chinese social network for mothers has secured US$20 million in series B funding to help it grow. LMBang already has 20 million registered...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Japan’s Viibar wants to turn underappreciated video producers into well-paid freelancers

Viibar, a Tokyo-based startup, is on a mission to liberate technical professionals from the stifling world of industrial video production. F...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Crowdfunding in Japan: waterproof coating, stackable circuit boards, and ‘good smelling balls’

Tech in Asia rounded up six Japanese crowdfunding projects, ranging from interesting to absurd, with time still remaining. Things get weird ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:42 am
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19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners – here’s our top five favorites

19 of the hottest South Korean startups came to Tokyo looking for business partners for Startup Alliance Korea. Here are the top five from t...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Nkk2wa! Meet the social media tool that’s fluent in Filipino and text-speak

Senti can understand social media mentions in both English and Filipino.

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 3:12 pm
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Why online booking is Vietnam’s next tech startup frontier

Vietnam's got three categories of startup growth: gaming, ecommerce, and mobile. But there's one new wave coming and it's booking, here's wh...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Forget food blogging: this startup aims to show that table reservations are the real money-makers

One of the biggest problems Benson Chang identified while running a restaurant was the lack of manpower to take reservations during peak per...

  • July 9, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Weibo mobile wallet allows money transfers

This app exchanges your free time for mobile credits, and it just raised $2.5M

Pokket is an Indian startup that has created a marketplace for consumers to get apps, games, and other digital content without paying a sing...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 4:36 pm
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Jianshu

This minimalist writing app for Chinese bloggers looks a lot like Medium, and it just got seed funding

Jianshu (literally translates to "simple book") is a minimalist writing and blogging environment reminiscent of Medium and Svbtle.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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GrabTaxi ups their game in Singapore with the launch of premium service GrabCar

GrabTaxi hits at Uber in Singapore with launch of premium service GrabCar

While GrabTaxi currently has the second largest fleet of cab drivers locally, it remains to be seen if they can replicate their performance ...

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Global Brain invests in Korean game illustrators matching platform Rainbow.dot

Rainbow.dot lets game developers select different genres of artwork ranging from characters, items, to backgrounds.

  • July 8, 2014
  • at 9:22 am
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Baidu invests in test prep site as China’s internet giants vie for quality education content

Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent are racing to amass the broadest and highest quality library of educational courses.

  • July 7, 2014
  • at 5:52 pm
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