Posts Tagged: 500Startups


Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten Ventures’ Saemin Ahn: “No one should tell you what your vision is about.”

Rakuten Ventures managing partner Saemin Ahn shares many interesting insights on the Japanese investment scene.

  • June 2, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Patai Builk

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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Singaporean marketplace app Carousell snags $800K funding, sets sights on Malaysia and Indonesia

Singapore-based marketplace mobile app Carousell has successfully raised S$1 million ($800,000) seed funding led by Rakuten, with follow-on ...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 10:59 pm
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Canva makes designing collaterals fast and simple

If you’re in a startup, chances are you’ll probably be juggling the roles of a wordsmith, salesperson, marketing guru, and at times, a p...

  • August 26, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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What 500 Startups Sees In Southeast Asia: Insights From Dave McClure

What 500 Startups Sees In Southeast Asia: Insights From Dave McClure [VIDEO]

Last Sunday, we sat down with Dave McClure in Bangkok, along with the 500Startups team, and pick his brain on Southeast Asia. Before getting...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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500Startups Dropmysite

Singapore’s Dropmysite Drops a Bomb, Now Funded By 500 Startups

We’ve been following the progress of Singapore-based Dropmysite pretty closely in the past year. In that time, the website and email c...

  • April 25, 2013
  • at 12:05 pm
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cubie messenger

How To Get Featured On The Google Play Store: Lessons from Cubie Messenger

I’ve been watching the messaging app battle for a few months now and it’s really hard to say who will win out by the end of the ...

  • March 18, 2013
  • at 9:10 pm
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Waigo App is a Pair of Eyes That Helps You Get a Bellyful of Chinese Food

I must admit that I really love apps that do something enormously useful, thereby taking the strain off of my slowly vegetating brain. The l...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 10:26 pm
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Jungle Ventures Unveils New Asia-Focused Fund, Has $10 Million in its Pockets

The TechVenture 2012 conference is going on in Singapore right now, where e27 heard that Jungle Ventures is setting up a US$10 million ̶...

  • October 17, 2012
  • at 4:20 pm
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99co darius property rental startup singapore

With $560,000 in hand, 99.co is the Airbnb for long-term property rental

99.co is a property search website that promises a transparent and easy-to-use search experience and interface - what you see is what you ge...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 6:00 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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Thai telco AIS gets flirty with Noonswoon dating app

A dating app that matches you with one person a day at noon, Noonswoon has been in the spotlight a lot lately. First, it won this year’s A...

  • October 21, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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E-Wheelchair Creators Raise $1 Million, Roll Closer to Shipping in 2014

While everyone’s talking about Tesla and Terra, there are plenty of other startups working on electric vehicles. One such group of innovat...

  • July 17, 2013
  • at 11:49 am
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500 Startups’s New Batch Includes Plenty of Asian Startups

500 Startups’ Newest Batch Includes Plenty of Asian Startups

Silicon Valley-based Accelerator 500 Startups has released the list of its Batch 6 startups, and it’s Asia-tastic. Here are the Asia-b...

  • May 15, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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nitrous.io

Nitrous.IO from Singapore Gets $1 Million Funding From Silicon Valley Luminaries

Nitrous.IO, Action.IO’s software development platform and key product, just got $1 million in seed funding from a handful of VC firms in S...

  • April 17, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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WalletKit makes Passbook cards

Fresh Out of 500 Startups, India’s WalletKit Wants to Make the World’s Passbook Cards

WalletKit was one of the most recent batch of 500 Startups graduates, emerging from the incubator with some funding and renewed conviction a...

  • February 21, 2013
  • at 10:13 pm
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Sydney Welcomes Dave McClure

Last night I attended an event in Sydney, Australia, to see Dave McClure, the founding partner of 500 Startups. McClure was visiting New Zea...

  • December 17, 2012
  • at 12:18 pm
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