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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8 digital book apps and platforms in Indonesia

Since everything seems to be going digital, people now can store objects that used to be physical in their mobile devices. They carry their ...

  • October 18, 2013
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Check out Beijing’s newest and biggest coworking space

In an old factory among the hutongs near Beijing’s city center lies a temple. No, it’s not the kind of temple where you worshi...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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BeMyGuest gets $402,000 to promote offbeat travel experiences

If you want to fly in a fighter jet in Germany, ride a hotair balloon in Myanmar, or swim with sharks in the Philippines, BeMyGuest has you ...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 10:49 am
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Lenddo gets $6 million funding, plans to expand in Southeast Asia

Lenddo, an online platform that allows members to use their online social connections to access local financial services, raised an addition...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 6:01 pm
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Supercell’s acquistion signals the Asian buying spree to come

The Mobile gaming world has been buzzing lately by the news that Supercell of Finland was acquired by Softbank and GungHo of Japan for $1.5 ...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Pilot puts aviation career on hold to work on Bitcoin startup

Sammel Nigel, a Singaporean pilot and data privacy advocate, is the founder of Find Your Bitcoin Sweden (FYB-SE), the European base of a Bit...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 2:05 pm
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The News Lens, a Taiwanese media startup, wants to move the island away from gutter journalism

Consumers the world over often accuse their domestic media outlets of sensationalism. Political pundits hijack issues worthy of real debate,...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
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Scored an interview with a tech journalist? Here’s how to come out unscathed

So you’ve sent the perfect email pitch, and have set up an interview with the tech journalist. Now comes the next challenge: telling a...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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5 cool apps to help you find your way in Philippines

A few months back, Tech in Asia enumerated some of the real-time traffic apps in the Philippines. Following this, we might see more apps t...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Uber hits yet another Asian city, launches today in Kuala Lumpur

Uber, the app-connected limo booking service, is rolling out into its sixth Asian city today (or the eighth if you include Australia). Uber&...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 2:48 pm
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Trends N’ Deals: another daily deals site emerge in the Philippines, aims to lead the space within a year

We’ve seen a number of daily deals site pop in the Philippine. Of these many sites, Metrodeal still leads the space. But not fearing the c...

  • October 17, 2013
  • at 5:44 pm
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Keewi rebrands as TicketBox and relaunches its event ticketing services

Keewi just relaunched its new domain, Ticketbox, aimed at targeting a larger segment of the ticket market. The startup has hosted over 500 e...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 7:36 pm
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HocMoi is a new startup bringing foreign online courses to Vietnam

In Vietnam, competition seems to happen in pairs. In the education space HocMoi and DeltaViet are quietly duking it out.

  • October 16, 2013
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Tech incubator Crystal Horse Investments exits from Gilcrux with return of 10 times

Update: We wrote that CHI invested $206,000 in Spawt. The amount is incorrect, and remains undisclosed. Singapore-based tech incubator Cryst...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 3:34 pm
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India’s WoNoBo.com to take on Google Street View, Nokia Here

Indian geospatial technology solutions firm Genesys International Corporation has come up with WoNoBo.com – a first of its kind 360 de...

  • October 16, 2013
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With Tripid’s new mobile app, carpooling in the Philippines can now be cashless

In last year’s Startup Arena, Philippine ride-sharing startup Tripid stated that it wanted to solve an endemic problem in Southeast As...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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An overview of China’s tech and startup ecosystem in 20 slides

We came across this slideshow put together by Beijing-based Innovation Works partner Chris Evdemon yesterday. It’s one of the best s...

  • October 16, 2013
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Make money every time you use your phone with India’s Paisa Swipe

Have you ever looked at an advertisement that’s trying to sell you something and thought, “They should be paying me to look at th...

  • October 15, 2013
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