Posts Categorized: Startups


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Uber continues its startup love affair in Asia as it partners with Taiwan’s WhatsTheNumber

Today Uber, the fast-growing transportation startup, announced it will collaborate with WhatsTheNumber, the phone-number search service from...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 10:05 pm
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Crowdworks, Japan’s biggest crowdsourced marketplace for professional creators, raises $10.7 million

Tokyo-based Crowdworks today announced it closed a $10.7 million funding round from CyberAgent, DG Incubation, and Denstu Digital Fund 1, ...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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After massive seed funding, Japan’s Moneytree plans to leap into pockets around the world

Moneytree app is all about knowing where you’re spending. The app’s makers, too, are being careful how they’re spending th...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 2:59 pm
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8villages raises $150,000 to help businesses reach out to rural farmers

Singapore-based 8villages has completed its $150,000 convertible note pre-Series A round from IMJ Fenox. 8villages connects farmers and agri...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 11:35 am
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31 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • December 1, 2013
  • at 6:30 pm
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At Cooliris, interns aren’t cheap labor, they’re potential star employees

Internet companies are not just a place for high-tech innovation; they’re known for some pretty wacky employment practices too, which ...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 6:01 pm
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5 cool things you didn’t know face recognition could do

Face recognition is not a new technology, so I was a bit skeptical that Qi Yin could show me anything I hadn’t seen before when he ask...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 3:50 pm
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New news portal seeks to demystify big data

Crayon Data is one of a number of tech ventures that focuses on ‘big data’ and analytics. Now the startup is going one step furt...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 12:00 pm
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PlayMoolah’s growing up, launches WhyMoolah to teach young adults about finance

Singapore-based financial literacy startup PlayMoolah has today launched a new mobile app that’s sort of a cross between The Game of L...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 5:02 pm
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Here are five cool startups from Taiwanese accelerator AppWorks’ latest batch

On November 16, just as the Tech in Asia team was in the thick of preparing for Startup Asia Jakarta 2013, our friends over at Taiwan’s Ap...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 8:53 pm
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Retty books $3.2 million funding for social restaurant finder service

Restaurant finder and booking service Retty has cooked up yet another major round of funding to help it grow. According to The Bridge, Retty...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 5:40 pm
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Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China, picks up 2 million users

Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China, picks up 2 million users and plans lesbian app next

Blued, a gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, launched in August 2012. This weekend the startup behind the app revealed that it has no...

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 11:53 am
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Australia’s CoinJar gets $455,000 to build bitcoin wallet and exchange

CoinJar, a startup that launched a bitcoin wallet with 10,000 registered users in Australia, has secured a A$500,000 ($455,000) seed round l...

  • December 1, 2013
  • at 7:45 pm
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10 startups in Vietnam that have reached over 1 million users

Here's ten startups in Vietnam that have been able to achieve over a million users. It wasn't an easy path for them, but they all did it. Le...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Founders, are you offering employee stock options?

Joshua Kevin is a former community manager for KakaoTalk Indonesia and blogger for Tech in Asia. He is now working on Bridge Inc, helping ...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 5:15 pm
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Startups, learn the value of free, the power of easy, and the cost of trust

Callum is the founder and CEO of Fitness-Buffet, which offers a unique solution to those companies or individuals looking for an alternative...

  • November 29, 2013
  • at 12:39 pm
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During disasters, iCalamity will help you find family and friends

The super typhoon Haiyan that previously hit the Philippines seemed to have been a lesson for everyone. A number of startups and companies h...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 7:00 pm
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Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Uber hits streets of Shenzhen, its second city in China

Three months after first entering China by rolling out in Shanghai, fancy car-booking service Uber has today launched in Shenzhen. As is Ube...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 4:47 pm
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