Posts Categorized: Startups



Philippine startup Kalibrr raises $1.9 million, creates recruitment platform for outsourcing industry

Kalibrr launched last year with the aim of teaching Filipinos the right skills for an outsourced job usually as a customer service represent...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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This simple exercise app wins 3 awards in 12 days in Shanghai, but can prizes correlate to success?

Pooshup, a simple exercise app that uses your phone’s proximity sensor to count push-ups, doesn’t have a typical founding story....

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 5:22 pm
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Is this the next trend after crowdfunding? Become an angel investor with this startup stock exchange

After the rise in popularity of crowdfunding startup products, it was inevitable that the concept would morph into something a bit different...

  • December 4, 2013
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Eventifier aims to be the world’s biggest event archiving platform, secures $500k funding

Bangalore-based event content aggregation web platform Eventifier announced today it has secured $500,000 funding from Accel Partners an...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 5:10 pm
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World’s largest Bitcoin exchange in China seeks government recognition as a currency, but will officials listen?

BTC China, the world’s largest Bitcoin exchange, is approaching major state-run financial institutions including the People’s ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 1:35 pm
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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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With $150,000 seed funding, price comparison engine Pricebook launches in Indonesia

The price comparison search engine sector is heating up in Indonesia with another player introduced this week: Pricebook.

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 7:11 pm
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China's Qihoo invests $25 million in Brazilian maker of anti-virus apps

China’s Qihoo invests $25 million in Brazilian maker of antivirus apps

Just one day after investing in a Japanese gaming company, China’s Qihoo (NYSE:QIHU) is splashing the cash yet again. This time Qihoo ...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 4:19 pm
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5 tips for creating a better user experience in your mobile apps

Sulit, which started in the Philippines in 2006, is an e-commerce site that blossomed when there wasn’t much competition yet. It kept its ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 6:07 pm
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Sky Drone hi-def camera now up for pre-order despite missing crowdfunding goal

If you need an eye in the sky for some reason (dont worry, we won’t ask why – we’re not the cops) then you need a video-eq...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 4:46 pm
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Coda Payments scores $2.3 million to make mobile payments without credit cards a cinch

Coda Payments, a Singapore-based company working with telcos to implement easy payments for digital products, has secured $2.3 million in Se...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:00 am
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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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