Posts Tagged: ecommerce

How Vietnam’s richest billionaire is secretly building Vietnam’s biggest ecommerce site

VinEcom is a US$50 million project under the auspices of Vingroup, Vietnam’s top real estate company. Vietnam's richest billionaire, Pham ...

  • October 1, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Traveloka flies under the radar at the top of its game (#StartupAsia preview)

It’s fair to say that Traveloka is the quiet giant of Southeast Asia’s travel booking industry. Although the site currently has 120 empl...

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Pomelo gets $1.6M early stage funding to spread Korean fashion in Southeast Asia

The startup aims to own the whole supply chain. Investors include US rapper Nas.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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One year after entering Singapore, Shopify remains bullish toward Southeast Asia’s ecommerce industry

The Ottowa-based 'online storefront in a box' has high expectations for Singapore and Malaysia

  • September 26, 2014
  • at 4:58 pm
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Pakistani ecommerce startup Kickstarter campaign for handcrafted shoes

Artisanal shoes, anyone? Pakistani startup takes to Kickstarter

A group of Pakistani entrepreneurs is taking to Kickstarter today to turn their startup idea into a fashion brand.

  • September 23, 2014
  • at 1:27 pm
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Alibaba IPO explodes into life, starts trading much higher than expected at $93 per share

Alibaba IPO explodes into life, starts trading much higher than expected at $93 per share

Alibaba's hotly anticipated IPO just debuted at $92.70 per share. It's now valued at about US$230 billion.

  • September 20, 2014
  • at 12:14 am
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Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to Tmall

Ahead of Alibaba IPO, Western retailers rush to do ecommerce in China

The rush to do ecommerce in China is speeding up thanks to the record-breaking Alibaba IPO.

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 2:15 pm
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Line brings its Q&A app to Taiwan in advance of its plunge into local ecommerce

The popular chat app just rolled out a Quora-esque app to its strongest market. It also announced its ecommerce app will soon come to Taiwan...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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How tax query to Amazon opens a Pandora’s box for ecommerce in India

Amazon, Flipkart, and other ecommerce players have enjoyed a merry ride in India, and investments have been pouring in. But now the honeymoo...

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 4:59 pm
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Singapore’s peer-to-peer ecommerce startup Carousell eyes Taiwan for expansion

The Singapore-based startup launched a traditional Chinese app in hopes of capturing a slice of the Taiwan market.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 9:11 pm
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David vs. Goliath: Small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

David vs. Goliath: small grocery chain Presto Grocer plans to topple giants in Southeast Asia

After spending 10 years to establish themselves in Malaysia, the time has come for Presto to challenge the region's big players.

  • September 30, 2014
  • at 10:02 am
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Tencent pays $736 million to take 20% stake in 58.com, China's answer to Craigslist

Tencent now has 24% stake in 58.com, China’s answer to Craigslist

Tencent has paid over US$830 million to accumulate this stake in 58.com, which is China’s answer to Craigslist.

  • September 29, 2014
  • at 11:02 am
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bitcoin in japan

Bitcoin gains strength in Japan, wins support from a leading payment provider

The move could make bitcoin payment a reality for over 48,000 online merchants.

  • September 25, 2014
  • at 2:31 am
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Ardent Capital nabs US$12.7 million from huge Indonesian conglomerate Sinarmas

Two years ago Ardent Capital set out to create Southeast Asia's first trans-national ecommerce giants. Now, it just got funding from one of ...

  • September 22, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba sets share price at $68 ahead of today’s massive IPO

Alibaba today confirmed it’s setting a share price of $68 ahead of its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Alibaba lists shortly after the...

  • September 19, 2014
  • at 5:02 pm
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Move over OLX. Indonesian ecommerce site Jualo is growing fast, invites new investors

Jualo is an Indonesian ecommerce business that launched in February 2013. The site lets users locate goods for sale that are just around the...

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Classifieds portal Quikr gets $60M in fresh ammunition to take on OLX

Tiger Global coming on board as an investor will improve the odds of Indian startup Quikr in its battle with Argentina-based OLX.

  • September 18, 2014
  • at 4:03 pm
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JD invests in Daojia

Ecommerce titan JD cooks up $50 million in funding for startup food delivery service

Online food delivery service Daojia has pulled in US$50 million in series D funding from a major backer, the startup revealed today.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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