Posts Tagged: funding


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Tokyo Otaku Mode gets series A funding to grow its anime estore

Anime fan-site turned ecommerce portal Tokyo Otaku Mode has got its hands on series A funding worth JPY 270 million - that’s US$2.64 milli...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 2:48 pm
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Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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8 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Last week’s winners include South Korea’s Coinplug, Thailand’s Eko, Malaysia’s GrabTaxi, and India’s Catapooolt. We hope everyone ...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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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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Here are the Asian startups heading to Silicon Valley with Blackbox Connect

Korean makers of cutesy AlarmMon app get $1.9 million funding to make it even cuter

Seoul-based Malang Studio, maker of the cutesy AlarmMon app, revealed today that the startup has secured KRW 2 billion, which is US$1.9 mill...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:57 am
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GrabTaxi nets seed funding as transportation apps sweep across Asia

The sharing economy is rearing its head in Asia as transportation startups spread across the continent. While English-language media outlets...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 4:02 pm
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China’s tourism ecommerce site Tuniu plans to raise $120 million in US IPO

China's IPO season looks to be in full swing as the latest company from China files with the SEC, packaged travel tour website Tuniu.

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 12:10 pm
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Xiaomi MiTV

Xiaomi makes a play for video content, leads $310 million investment in Xunlei

Xunlei, a Chinese video streaming site and media portal, revealed today that it has wrapped up US$310 million in funding. Xiaomi, the much-h...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:59 pm
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Indian TV shopping and ecommerce site Homeshop18 files for US IPO

The company, an arm of Indian media group Network 18, started out in 2008 on television, akin to the Home Shopping Network (HSN) in the US.

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 4:07 pm
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Yatra funding

Yatra gets $23 million funding to battle in India’s increasingly tough travel booking market

Indian online travel site Yatra has raised a Rs 140 crore (US$23 million) funding round led by IDG Ventures, Vertex Ventures, and its seed i...

  • April 17, 2014
  • at 11:23 am
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Appota, Vietnamese mobile content platform, secures series B funding

Appota, one of Vietnam's leading mobile platforms, just received a series B funding from undisclosed investors. The deal will help Appota bu...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Rocket Internet’s property search site Lamudi gets $7 million to fuel Asian expansion

The competition in Asia's property search space has intensified.

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 9:23 am
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CoinPlug

As Coinplug gets another $400k from Silicon Valley, South Korean investors miss out on their country’s bitcoin craze

Does this mean that Korean VCs are missing out on the next big thing, or have they made the smart choice to avoid bitcoin?

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:07 pm
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Alibaba smart TV OS

Jack Ma contributes to $1.05 billion funding for Alibaba’s smart TV partner

Today, Alibaba founder and chairman Jack Ma cemented the partnership with Wasu Media with a truckful of cash, contributing along with other ...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 9:15 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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14 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

It seems like a pretty good start to April with startups in the ecommerce, education, and food sectors getting funding in the past week. Con...

  • April 7, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Chinese wine estore Jiuxian uncorks $70 million in funding

Chinese wine estore cracks open a bottle of bubbly to celebrate nearly $70 million in funding

Jiuxian, arguably China’s top wine-specialist ecommerce site, has revealed it has secured RMB 420 million – that’s US$69 m...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 8:57 am
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Indonesian fashion estore Shopdeca expands to Singapore with funding and acquisition

With this new investment, Shopdeca is expanding to Singapore today with the acquisition of women’s fashion estore Eriin.

  • April 3, 2014
  • at 7:00 am
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