Posts Categorized: Startups


Rocket Internet's fashion e-store for Pakistan now seeing 1,000 orders every day

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-store for Pakistan now delivering over 1,000 items every day

Daraz.pk, Rocket Internet’s fashion e-store in Pakistan, has just released an infographic (below) showcasing its progress so far. Since it...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 6:23 pm
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Indonesia’s biggest social network for foodies whips up investment from Japan’s Cookpad

DapurMasak, Indonesia’s social networking site for cooks, today reveals that it has received an investment from Japan’s recipe site Cook...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 12:51 pm
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Keep your pooch in close range with this Bluetooth-powered smart dog tracker

BeLuvv, the Taipei-based smart hardware startup we covered back in October, just announced its latest product – a wearable tracking de...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 10:08 am
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This all-female startup from the Philippines hopes to make online speed dating not so creepy.

A number of dating app startups have come out in Asia. In the Philippines, there’s one more startup to add to the list. Peekawoo offer...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Finally, an accelerator just for enterprise startups in Asia

Startup accelerators, which offer founders a bootcamp and funding to refine their ideas and get up to speed on the finer points of tech entr...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 11:31 am
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Knowlarity acquires rival Unicom Techlabs

Indian cloud telephony startup Knowlarity buys rival, looks for more buyouts in 2014

Indian cloud telephony startup Knowlarity has strengthened its business with the acquisition of rival company Unicom Techlabs. The deal happ...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 10:03 pm
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These two entrepreneurs are taking Indonesia’s TV shows global

MIVO is a five-year-old Indonesian startup that lets users to watch Indonesian TV channels online. This is especially useful for Indonesians...

  • January 13, 2014
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App store Wandoujia seals $120 million in funding amidst China’s Android boom

Wandoujia, one of China’s top Android app stores, has secured a massive $120 million in funding, the Beijing-based startup revealed to...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 2:45 pm
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OneCard - China's version of Coin wants to replace all your pesky plastic credit cards

China’s version of Coin wants to replace all your pesky plastic credit cards

Coin, the much talked about digital credit card, wrapped up its pre-orders (in a record 40 minutes) last November, but it’s still many...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 12:45 pm
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Indian undergrads create a highly accurate gesture motion control device, but how does it compare to Leap Motion?

The age of computer mice and their pads might soon come to an end. With gesture-control enabled by devices like the Leap Motion and Xbox Kin...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 5:36 pm
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Men make up 79 percent of e-reader users in Indonesia (INFOGRAPHIC)

Indonesia’s e-reader app Scoop 1 today published an infographic about the country’s e-publishing landscape. It talks about some data and...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Indian kids e-store FirstCry gets $15 million in funding

Indian kids e-store FirstCry gets $15 million in fresh funding

Indian e-shoppers spent $16 billion in 2013, and that number’s set to rise in 2014. There are certainly plenty of e-commerce options o...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 7:39 pm
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3 reasons why Bakrie Group’s investment in Path is a good move (despite the huge controversy)

We’ll outline three reasons why we think this can be a good move for Path and Indonesia in the long run.

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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Valued at about $50 million, Japanese startup Coiney aims for IPO

When CEO and founder of Coiney Naoko Samata first joined Paypal Japan in 2009, she didn’t imagine that she would one day become an ent...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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All the fun, none of the pollution: check out Thailand’s electric tuk-tuk

Tuk-tuks – sometimes called auto rickshaws – are almost symbolic of Thailand and Southeast Asia in general. In Thailand, tuk-tuk...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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India’s MSwipe gets series B funding to help it reach more retailers

A lot of startups are battling to get small retailers and major chains in India to use their point of sale gadgets. One of these is MSwipe, ...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 5:55 pm
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The founder of the World Startup Report will make the Philippines his home for the next six months

After visiting more than 29 countries last year for World Startup Report, Bowei Gai has decided to stay put in the Philippines for around ha...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Manila Angels attracting more angel investors to the Philippines

The Philippine Startup Report published last year revealed that one of the problems in the Philippine startup ecosystem is funding. Real...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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