Posts Tagged: 500 Startups

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Spottly launches video sharing as it tries to grow its social network for travellers

Spottly, a Pinterest-esque social network for the wanderlust-prone, has been active for over a year. Tech in Asia caught up with the Hong Ko...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 am
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From showbiz to tech biz: Christian Sugiono on acting, MBDC, and new investments

“I’m actually not the type of serial entrepreneur who likes to build ventures and let other people run it. I am kind of a possessive typ...

  • September 13, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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Indonesia’s humor site MalesBanget gets investment from Rebright Partners and 500 Startups

Hopefully MBDC Media’s flagship product, the humor site MalesBanget, gets funnier after this.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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SXE Ventures is a new VC with $10 million to spend, puts $1 million of it into 500 Durians

This new globally-minded VC has US$10 million for seed-stage investment as well as possible continuation into series A backing.

  • August 21, 2014
  • at 9:29 am
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10 women entrepreneurs in India who smashed the glass ceiling

Tech is still largely a man's world, but more and more women in India are turning technopreneurs. Here's a look at 10 change-makers in the t...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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The wizards who personalized Amazon now have a Dave McClure-backed startup offering it to etailers big and small

Gurgaon-based TargetingMantra, a 500Strong startup, has a SaaS-based tech tool to figure out what ecommerce consumers are interested in and ...

  • August 11, 2014
  • at 1:11 pm
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Here are the four Asian companies that will join 500 Startups’ 10th batch

500 Startups, the San Francisco-based accelerator founded by serial entrepreneur and startup evangelist Dave McClure, just unveiled the ros...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups.

How can the US and Japan embrace Asia? (#StartupAsia preview)

Taking part in the discussion are Taizo Son, CEO at Movida, Kevin Hale, partner at Y Combinator, and Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 S...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 6:29 pm
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How 500 Startups-backed SocialCops gets to the bottom of the pyramid with big data

SocialCops raised US$320,000 in seed funding from 500 Startups to build a tool that allows decision makers to find insightful data on social...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:16 am
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Online store reviews site TrustedCompany raises $1 million to expand to South Africa, Brazil

Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Smove catches $1.1M in funding to expand its fleet of short-term rental cars

The Singapore-based startup aims to expand its fleet of vehicles from 17 to 100 by this time next year.

  • September 5, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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This Hawaii accelerator is helping American startups enter Asia and vice versa

Adding to the list of tropical destinations for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses, Blue Startups is a US-based tech accelerator that se...

  • August 29, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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How one startup raised money on a beach and how you can, too

Zipmatch was one of the startups that got funded through Geeks on a Beach, and CEO John Dang offers advice on how other entrepreneurs can do...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Shopline keeps it lean and mean as its three-man team takes on Shopify in Asia

With ecommerce sales in APAC set to reach US$525.2 billion this year, surpassing the US, more and more merchants and entrepreneurs from the ...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:56 pm
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Kaspar Zhou, 500 Startups’ new guy in Jakarta, wants to get more aggressive in Indonesia

Kaspar Zhou does not look like an investment manager for one of the world’s largest venture capital and private equity firms. It’s a Wed...

  • August 7, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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3 points to consider before you make your first angel investment in China

There are those who embellish, but in China many go far beyond that. A friend who ran an HR consultancy in China once told me that as many a...

  • August 6, 2014
  • at 11:59 am
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Jetbay wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

500 Startups-backed travel startup wants to open up more of China to foreign tourists

“Very cheap, very cheap. Special price for you.” With those words of false promise, many a tourist to China has been ripped off.

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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Taamkru plans to fix Thailand’s ‘disgracefully bad’ education system, raises seed money

It makes learning fun for preschoolers through gamified web and mobile apps, hoping that they will absorb fundamentals better.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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