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18 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • January 19, 2014
  • at 6:25 pm
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These two founders ditched the US for Jakarta to create their dream customer support software

There aren’t a lot of Indonesian startups whose founders had working experience at a Silicon Valley company, so when we stumble across one...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Australian tech news round-up (January 2014)

It’s shaping up to be a great year for the Australian startup ecosystem. Hopefully you are recharged and ready for 2014!

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 6:58 pm
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Out of hundreds of Chinese app stores, how Wandoujia rose to the top

Wandoujia doesn’t even call itself an app store anymore. Founder Wang Junyu and his staff now refer their company as a “mobile cont...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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This menstruation calendar app just landed $15 million in funding, and it’s quickly turning into a social network for women

Meet You, a Chinese social lifestyle app for women, just announced that it received $15 million in Series B, reports Tencent Tech (hat-tip T...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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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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Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz intensifies presence in the Philippines

In 2012, Singapore-based startup ThoughtBuzz expanded to the Philippines. And following its September acquisition by India-based digital...

  • January 18, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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An ultimate wishlist to elevate Singapore’s startups, created after months of debate

Six months is a long time in the rapidly evolving world of tech startups, but policy-making is a different art. That was exactly how long it...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 7:35 pm
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Feeling flabby? This startup will put a personal trainer right in your hands

Health and fitness apps, while all the rage these days, typically fall into two camps. The first group measures your movements and dishes ou...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 11:32 am
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Rocket Internet’s price comparison site directed 1 million users to Southeast Asia’s online shops

Of the millions of Southeast Asian consumers visiting Rocket Internet’s price comparison site PricePanda, one million of them were alread...

  • January 17, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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Will Appota and VNG go head-to-head in 2014?

VNG and Appota, two very different companies are about to converge in 2014 in mobile distribution. Next year is going to be a battleground.

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 5:00 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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