Posts Categorized: Startups


Lean Startup Machine

Lean Startup Machine returns to Beijing

Lean Startup Machine held a dual three-day event in both Beijing and Shanghai over the weekend. This was Beijing’s second time to hos...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 11:37 am
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Why are there so many acquisitions happening in mobile gaming?

So on the heels of the news about two week ago of Softbank and Gung Ho’s acquisition of Finland’s Supercell, we have news just l...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 10:28 am
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73 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • October 27, 2013
  • at 4:37 pm
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Singapore-based Start Now changes business model, aims for employees to volunteer

This article is part of our coverage of 2012 Startup Arena participants. We’ve been tracking their progress since they pitched at last yea...

  • October 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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42 portfolio companies that IDG Ventures has invested in Vietnam

IDG Ventures Vietnam was the first venture capital firm to invest in Vietnam over nine years ago, and has since been the leader in investing...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 1:58 pm
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Milky Way founder: being a mother has made me a better businessperson

If there’s one thing you need to know about e-commerce in Singapore, it’s definitely booming in the past few years. Blogshops are hot, l...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Malaysian financial comparison startup iMoney raises $2 million

iMoney, a free online personal finance platform that helps users make comparisons between loans, credit cars, and other banking services, to...

  • October 24, 2013
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CricOut: A social network for cricket fans

CricOut is a new social network for cricket fans around the world. It's got expert commentary, live coverage, and ability to chat with fello...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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5 Chinese tech giants investing in Silicon Valley in 2013

Earlier this month, we predicted more Asian tech giants will try to acquire Silicon Valley startups. In China, that trend is already pickin...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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iSitter helps Japan's parents find a babysitter

New startup iSitter helps Japan’s parents find a babysitter

We’ve seen online marketplaces pop up that help people find designers, home-cooked food, real estate, and lots more. Here’s a ne...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 11:15 am
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Airbnb co-founder Brian Chesky: make 100 people love your product

Brian Chesky, co-founder and CEO at Airbnb was onstage last Friday with Sequoia Capital’s Yinglan Tan as moderator at the National Univers...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 9:38 am
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The secret tricks of Singapore’s video game shops

Video game retail is a tough business. And while Qisahn’s owner Soon Qishan is a savvy businessman, he has experienced his fair share of o...

  • October 26, 2013
  • at 11:38 am
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Plateculture founders: the concept might be feminine but we’re a very masculine startup

Malaysia-based startup PlateCulture is an Airbnb for food. It allows users to eat home-cooked meals from someone’s home. The concept is as...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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New food discovery site Abraresto will find tough competition in Indonesia

Indonesia has no shortage of food discovery sites. Today we get one more in the form of Abraresto, which is built by the same team behind Si...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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The story of Qisahn, Singapore’s hottest video game shop

In the time between doing our interview with Qisahn’s owner Soon Qishan and writing this article (just four days, mind!), two members of o...

  • October 25, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

New concert ticketing app GigOut is up all night to get lucky

Music lovers and concert goers across Asia have a new app in the form of GigOut. Made by a Singaporean startup, GigOut’s iPhone app ag...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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Email app Mailbird launches support for more email services, shares progress

Lots of people (including me) spend hours every day sending emails, and there’s a group of people who believe they can make that process m...

  • October 24, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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Om nom nom! Takeaway.com acquires Vietnammm to take on Vietnam’s food delivery market

I’ve written about Vietnam’s four main players in the food delivery space and noted that Vietnammm was one of the key online ser...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 8:55 pm
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