Posts Tagged: 500 Startups


Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Eko is one of a new wave of stripped-down, souped-up business messaging apps. Today the Thai-American startup revealed that it has secured U...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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What really goes on at 500 Startups, as told by Builk founder Patai Padungtin

500 Startups is one of world’s top accelerators. Being part of a batch doesn’t only open many doors for startups, it also teaches founde...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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Indonesia’s marketplace Bukalapak welcomes new investors Aucfan and 500 Startups

Bukalapak will use the new funds to “further enhance its marketplace platform, by streamlining user experience in online transaction, enha...

  • February 14, 2014
  • at 2:00 am
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Hungry? Meet Indonesia’s first restaurant reservation app

Qraved wants to embrace Indonesia's mobile users with the launch of its app for Android and iOS today. The team claims it is the first mobil...

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 1:21 pm
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Show me the money! Here are 30 funding rounds and acquisitions from Indonesia this year

We’ve rounded up the 30 funding rounds and acquisitions that happened in Indonesia in 2013.

  • December 31, 2013
  • at 11:58 am
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What next for AcceleratorHK, the Hong Kong startup incubator in limbo?

Is this the end of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s pioneering startup incubator?

AcceleratorHK, the first privately-run startup accelerator in Hong Kong, is in standby mode at the moment. It’s in limbo as its parent...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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How contest startup Bounty Hunter went from noodle sandwiches to 500 Startups in 3 years

Over the past two years a steady stream of Taiwan-based startups have been picked to join 500 Startups, the accelerator program founded  by...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 9:29 pm
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These are the 4 Asian startups in 500 Startups' 7th batch

These are the 5 Asian startups in 500 Startups’ 7th batch

American tech biz accelerator 500 Startups has revealed its seventh batch of startups. The line-up includes five from Asia (Updated: We miss...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 2:20 pm
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Dating app Noonswoon is swooning over Southeast Asia with $400K funding

There must be a lot of singles in Thailand with all the dating apps popping up these days. Yesterday, one of them, Noonswoon, wrapped up its...

  • September 24, 2013
  • at 4:34 pm
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Top US rap artist Nas and his manager Anthony Saleh to invest in more Asian startups

Nas and his manager Anthony Saleh have already invested in Korea's Coupang and Indonesia's Bukalapak. And that could be just the start.

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:06 am
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5 tips all expats should consider before launching a startup in China

Rui Ma is close to closing her 10th early stage tech investment in Greater China since joining the global seed fund and accelerator 500 Star...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 5:13 pm
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E-Wheelchair startup from Japan raises more funding, opens online pre-orders

Last summer we looked into Whill, a Japanese startup that makes an e-wheelchair that promises to be the next big thing in personal mobility....

  • January 9, 2014
  • at 5:55 pm
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What I learned in my first year as an angel investor in China

In the beginning of 2013, I jumped headfirst into early stage technology investing by joining the hybrid startup accelerator and seed stage ...

  • January 8, 2014
  • at 3:31 pm
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Fireside chat: What is 500 Durians looking for in Southeast Asia? (LIVE BLOG)

You may not be familiar with 500 Durians but you’ve almost certainly heard of 500 Startups. We got Khailee Ng, who manages 500 Durian...

  • November 21, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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Indonesia’s Qraved now rewards you discounts for online restaurant bookings

Besides a new website interface, Qraved now offers incentives for users to start making online restaurant bookings in Indonesia: discounts.

  • November 8, 2013
  • at 6:03 pm
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500 Durians could make Southeast Asia cool for Silicon Valley VCs [Startup Asia preview]

Southeast Asia has been ignored for far too long by Western VCs. Usually, when one mentions Asia in startup circles, China usually gets brou...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 12:30 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
  • at 6:30 pm
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Singapore startup Nitrous.IO raises USD 1M round from Silicon Valley investors

Nitrous.IO (formerly Action.IO), a Singapore-based startup that makes setting up an Integrated Development Environment a snap, has just anno...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 9:57 am
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