Posts Tagged: ecommerce


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5 huge challenges any tech business faces in Indonesia

Several stats and buzzwords get thrown around when global investors talk about Indonesia’s tech startup potential. Often, they cite the co...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 11:53 am
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With $1B funding, Flipkart fires salvo at Amazon: We’re going to be the Alibaba of India

Can Flipkart be India's Amazon? That's a moot point as Flipkart has another benchmark. US$1 billion funding puts it in the same position as ...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 10:32 pm
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Klik-Eat’s challenges in scaling the food delivery business in Indonesia

Klik-Eat is one of Indonesia’s biggest online food delivery business. The team talks about their biggest challenge operating in the countr...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Flipkart, India’s largest online retailer, raises $1 billion in fresh funds

India's ecommerce poster-boy Flipkart has raised over US$1 billion, and the announcement on this will be made in a week's time, The Economic...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 8:56 pm
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Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Alibaba has a second attempt at making a social network

Ecommerce titan Alibaba has a new social network. It’s a sort of Instagram that’s based around tagging brand names that appear in your p...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 7:08 pm
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Predictry aims to give smaller retailers access to Amazon-like predictive powers

Sequoia, Norwest leads $14M round for Capillary Technologies to expand offline retail analytics

Capillary's services include a loyalty program engine that is integrated into a store's point-of-sales system. For retailers, the loyalty pr...

  • July 17, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal

Alibaba puts itself on the map, buys Autonavi in $1.5 billion deal (Updated: shareholders approve)

Today Autonavi confirmed it has accepted the Alibaba deal for that acquisition price, pending the approval of shareholders.

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 7:15 pm
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TastyKhana adds new cities in India

TastyKhana keeps up pressure on Foodpanda in India by adding 10 new cities

Online food ordering service TastyKhana cooked up a major update today, more than doubling the number of Indian cities where it’s avai...

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 7:50 pm
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Singapore online grocery store RedMart gets $23M from star-studded investors

Investors in this round include Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin, Garena, SoftBank Ventures, and Visionnaire Ventures.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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Amazon douses Flipkart funding buzz with $2 billion fresh investment in India

A day after Flipkart made its US$1 billion funding announcement, Amazon announces that it will invest an additional US$2 billion in India.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 4:54 pm
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After first product failed to go global, BuzzElement turns to Malaysia’s shopping malls

What’s a startup to do after failing to take over the world with an ultra-global social network? In the case of BuzzElement, the answer is...

  • July 25, 2014
  • at 3:03 pm
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Tencent drops $3.2M on the company it hopes can be the Uber of laundry in China

Submitting an order from Edaixi’s website, native app, or WeChat account will dispatch a courier to pick up the laundry and bring it back ...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 11:43 am
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Nabilah Alsagoff and the story behind Doku, Indonesia’s epayments pioneer

After a battle with Jakarta’s evening traffic, Doku founder and COO Nabilah Alsagoff steps into the city’s upscale Luna Negra rest...

  • July 23, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Chinese ecommerce site for babies that originated on Taobao secures $20M from Sequoia Capital

Miyabaobei originally opened its shop on Taobao, China's biggest online shopping marketplace.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 12:31 pm
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Behind Urban Ladder’s $21M round: a sneak peek at ‘wardrobe configurator’ and ‘total furniture’

A wardrobe configurator is one example of the many innovations at Indian furniture etailer Urban Ladder, which has just raised US$21 million...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 8:38 pm
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This new startup touts uber-cool fashion designs for China’s hippest hipsters

Companies like Fab and Fancy carry the torch for US-based startups that turn a designer’s eye towards traditional ecommerce, but wha...

  • July 16, 2014
  • at 11:00 am
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Habi Footwear co-founding team. (L-R) Bernadee Uy, Janine Chiong, and Paola Savillo,

Can Habi Footwear become the Philippine answer to TOMS Shoes?

We take a closer look at the life and times of social entrepreneur, Janine Chiong.

  • July 15, 2014
  • at 6:50 pm
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On the hunt for a hat: find the fashion bargains nearest you with this app from China

The app taps into the Baidu Maps API to let users who still prefer to shop for clothes in person aggregate the stores and deals nearest them...

  • July 14, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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