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US-based Sovereign’s Capital sets up in Jakarta, welcomes early growth-stage companies

Luke Roush, a Jakarta-based managing principal of Sovereign’s Capital, refers to himself as the new kid on the block in Indonesia. Much li...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:04 am
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Indonesian travel sites Valadoo and Burufly announce merger

Both companies are on a downward growth trajectory path in the last few months. Will this merger be a turning point for them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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Dear tech media, enough with the manufactured drama about Xiaomi

Xiaomi unveils the MIUI 6. Tech media lose their minds. Just what is wrong with them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 12:16 am
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Hong Kong’s Bigcolors acquires Melbourne’s Get Viable as it gradually morphs into a seed fund for Asia

The crowdinvesting site has bought up a Melbourne-based startup that teaches founders how to think before they build.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:39 pm
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Only one of Japan’s top executives is female – and she’s not even Japanese

Gender equality continues to be a point of contention in Japan, where only seven percent of women make it into senior management.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:16 pm
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Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

For real this time? Samsung reveals plan for phone manufacturing in Indonesia

Samsung (005930:KS) said today that it plans to set up a factory to produce mobile phones in Indonesia. A Samsung representative tells Reute...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 6:28 pm
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Sypher Labs gets $471,000 to move logistic operations into the cloud

About 70 percent of the 30,000 logistic companies in Singapore still use traditional methods of conducting their operations

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 2:06 pm
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China’s top tech CEOs join in on ‘ice bucket challenge’ craze for ALS

Youku CEO Victor Koo and OnePlus founder Pete Lau have already completed the challenge and kicked off the trend among the other Chinese tech...

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 11:24 am
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omise payments

More payment startups in Southeast Asia: Thailand’s Omise gets $300k from East Ventures

Plenty of startups want to disrupt payments in Southeast Asia. Omise is trying too.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Bitcoin

BitX, a Bitcoin wallet and exchange for emerging markets, raises $800k

BitX wants to push Bitcoin into emerging markets through its wallet, exchange, merchant integration, and API.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Ruangguru wants to overhaul online-to-offline education in Indonesia, gets funding from East Ventures

The co-founders of Ruangguru are some of the youngest entrepreneurs in Jakarta. But at 24 and 23 years old respectively, Belva Devara and Im...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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kwerkee-art

Can artwork be objectively valued with data? Kwerkee thinks it has a way

Kwerkee Art hopes to fuse an online art gallery selling original pieces with big data analysis to help you decide the value of an artwork.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 9:08 pm
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Indonesian government wants to ban Uber

Uber has gotten itself in trouble again when it comes to local laws. This time in Jakarta.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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In the startup world, personality types can become a prison

In the startup world, personality types can become a prison

Introvert or extrovert - does it really matter to your chances of success as an entrepreneur?

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 7:05 pm
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Want a one-on-one conversation with Rakuten, Y Combinator, Microsoft Ventures and more? Join ‘Office Hours’ at #StartupAsia

Have a chat with international tech leaders at StartupAsia Tokyo, Sept 3 and 4.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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GMIC heads to Bangalore, gets set for the next mobile wave

Come September, the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC), which has been a regular fixture in China, will arrive in India.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 12:21 pm
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9 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

The big winners this week include Chinese estore for children, BeiBei, and WeChat for work app Maimai. Congratulations.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 10:15 am
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asian startups weekly list

13 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • August 17, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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