Posts Tagged: funding



Why leading VC firm JAFCO is not giving up on Japan

Keisuke Miyoshi of JAFCO’s investment division is optimistic about local startups. JAFCO spends an average of $80M every year searching f...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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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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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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Is your startup fund-worthy? Find out at Startup Investor Speed Dating (#StartupAsia preview)

Startup Asia Tokyo 2014 will once again feature an Investor Speed Dating area where founders can pitch to more than 20 VCs from across the r...

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 11:57 am
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Startups in China seem to be on a roll last week, but none as big as Flipkart’s astonishing US$1 billion funding round in India.

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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As internet banking takes off in China, this financial product search engine secures $60M investment

It’s tough to sift through and distinguish what are the best deals and which companies can be trusted to handle their money. That’s wher...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 4:27 pm
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edaixi

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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Canva secures $3 million funding to get more people using its online design tools

Canva secures $3.6 million funding to get more people using its online design tools

Canva revealed today that it’s grown to 600,000 registered users and now has US$3.6 million in fresh funds to help it grow.

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 2:00 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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Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Alibaba makes a big push into gaming with $120 million investment in US-based Kabam

Chinese ecommerce titan Alibaba is making yet another investment in an American company by pouring $120 million into Kabam, a developer of o...

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 10:39 am
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MAD Incubator receives fresh funds, looking to go crazy opening incubators across Southeast Asia

MAD Incubator receives fresh funds, looking to go crazy opening incubators across Southeast Asia

The investment sum is sizable enough to aid in MAD Incubator’s plans to expand “very aggressively across Southeast Asia” in the coming...

  • July 31, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (July edition)

July is close to wrapping up, so here are the best bits from Australia's startup scene this month.

  • July 29, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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knowlarity

Indian cloud telephony startup Knowlarity secures $16M funding from Sequoia, Mayfield

Cloud telephony company Knowlarity has secured US$16 million in series B funding from Sequoia Capital and Mayfield to expand operations inte...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 1:58 pm
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Picture this: Japanese photo sharing app Snapeee grabs $4 million funding round

Snapeee will use the funds to expand its business to 10 million registered accounts by the end of the year. Key markets will be Indonesia an...

  • July 28, 2014
  • at 8:20 am
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LinuxTag 2011 - Qualcomm

Qualcomm launches $150 million fund to support startups based in China

More and more money is pouring into funds specifically for Asia-based startups. Today San Diego-based mobile chip manufacturer Qualcomm anno...

  • July 24, 2014
  • at 3:57 pm
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Seeking funding? Here are 10 investors in India you should meet

Who are the early bird investors in India making big bets on startups there? 500 Startups tops the list, followed by Blume Ventures, Accel P...

  • July 22, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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Singapore incubator Fatfish Internet raises $3.2M, will list in Australia

Fatfish calls itself an "internet ventures accelerator". It acts as a strategic investor in companies by providing funding, network, and res...

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 3:23 pm
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12 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

This week is another big one as we saw 12 startups in Asia get funded.

  • July 21, 2014
  • at 10:21 am
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