Posts Categorized: Startups

Startups are Tech in Asia’s bread and butter. As Asia’s startup ecosystems grow, we’ll be here to document both their successes and failures. From seed-stage bootstrappers to multimillion-dollar exits, every startup worth its salt deserves a chance to be heard.

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21 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • February 23, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Hike messaging app in India

Battling WhatsApp in India, Hike grows to 15 million users

There’s even more focus on messaging apps this week after Facebook’s buy-up of WhatsApp. The acquisition has also highlighted th...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 1:49 pm
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GupShup changes to Teamchat app

One Indian messaging app gives up, pivots to focus on team collaboration

Today’s not a good day to be a messaging app. With everyone talking about the big bucks Facebook-WhatsApp deal, it’s even more p...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 10:09 pm
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Universal search app Phlo is now available for free

Last October, India-based Cynapse launched Phlo, an application that helps people access different search engines and websites all in one...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 3:34 pm
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Joining a startup accelerator? Here’s the most important criterion to look at

Ray Wu is the program manager at JFDI, a startup accelerator based in Singapore. He enjoys working with entrepreneurs and loves traveling. H...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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Dado Banatao: education can boost the Philippines’ tech startup ecosystem

There’s a lot to be done to improve the Philippine tech startup scene, and educating the youth is a good place to start. This is what Dado...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5 million from Rakuten Ventures and other new investors

Visuals are now at the forefront of the Internet, with Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr becoming popular sites to consume content. Yet searc...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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After leaving Zynga, this founder ditched the gaming business for online shopping

With millions of dollars in the bank, most people would already be satisfied with life. But serial entrepreneur Shintaro Yamada wanted more ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 10:35 am
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Mig33 acquires Alivenotdead, a site started by Rotten Tomatoes founders

Mig33, a mobile social networking platform headquartered in Singapore, has today announced its acquisition of Alivenotdead.com, a site which...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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ezetap MPOS

Focused on developing nations, mobile payment startup Ezetap raises $8 million in series B funding

Indian mobile payment startup Ezetap has raised US$8 million in series B funding led by Helion Advisors. Silicon Valley-based Social+Captial...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 4:21 pm
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Blued, a gay dude flirting app from China

China’s top gay flirting app gets funding, picks up 3 million users

Blued, a Grindr-style gay chat and hook-up app for Chinese guys, has secured series A funding to help it hire new staff and grow its user-ba...

  • February 21, 2014
  • at 11:34 am
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Trip38 wants to be your personal, paper-free travel assistant

Travel booking apps are a dime a dozen, and most of them do the same thing – they guarantee you the lowest airfare, sometimes help you...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Venue booking site looks to expand across Asia with franchises in new countries

There are 10 more months until the end of the year, which means there are a lot of birthdays, meetings, weddings, and other types of parties...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Tech In Asia Meetup Singapore: data-driven approach to growth

Next up for our Tech in Asia Meetup, we’re back in Singapore. We have invited Mr. Vinoaj Vijeyakumaar, co-founder and managing partner at ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 7:10 pm
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2C2P Myanmar

2C2P launches Burma’s first mobile point-of-sale payments in hotels

It seems like 2014 will be a big year for a Singapore-based payment solutions provider 2C2P. Following its US$2 million series B funding, 2...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Chinese Coursera-style education portal scores $16.5 million funding

Uniquedu, the maker of China’s Coursera-style online education portal Kaikeba, secured RMB 100 million (US$16.5 million) in series A ...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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Singapore’s satirical news site loves trolling legit media, gets 1 million page-views every month

New Nation: If we do write the truth, it is purely coincidental.

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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Japan’s Smart Education raises $5.4 million to take kids e-learning apps global

Japan’s Smart Education raises $5.4 million to take kids e-learning apps global

Tokyo-based Smart Education, a developer of educational mobile apps for kids, announced yesterday that it has raised 550 million yen ($5.4 m...

  • February 18, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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