Posts Tagged: funding


Ricebook foodie app in China

Check, please! Another Chinese foodie app gets funding, this time to the tune of $7 million

Chinese foodie app Ricebook is no longer sitting on an empty stomach – 36kr reports that the IDG ventures just led a series B funding ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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Mercari raises $14 million, plans to open U.S office next month

Tokyo-based mobile C2C shopping app, Mercari, has raised $14 million from Global Brain, Globis Capital Partners, Itochu Technology Ventures,...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:52 am
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10 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Education and marketplaces seem to be hot favorites this past week, and here’s a roundup of startups with fresh cash in their pockets. Con...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in Sundaytoz

A clash of gaming worlds as Crossfire maker invests $112 million in casual gaming company

Smilegate, Korea-based maker of hardcore online games such as Crossfire, this morning announced a $112 million buyout of 20 percent of socia...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:03 pm
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East Ventures funds ecommerce website builder, first since launching new fund

Sirclo, an ecommerce website builder based in Indonesia and Singapore, today announces that it has received seed funding for an undisclosed ...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 5:28 pm
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Tencent takes stake in Korea's CJ Games

Tencent pays $500 million for big stake in Korean mobile gaming company

Chinese web and game company Tencent is boosting its mobile gaming prowess today by paying US$500 million for a stake in South Korea’s CJ ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 9:31 pm
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Meiaoju - New startup joins China's overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

New startup joins China’s overseas property gold rush, nabs series A funding just weeks after launch

Earlier this month, a new site launched in China that helps eager buyers find overseas property. That site, Meiaoju, has already secured RMB...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 12:26 pm
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14 startup funding rounds in Asia last week

Marketplaces and ecommerce startups seem to be hot favorites in our list of who got funded last week. Congratulations! 1. Suvaco | Tokyo, Ja...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Crowdfunded in China: cheap 3D printers, smart thermometers, and glucometers for your phone

All of the projects in this month’s edition of Crowdfunded in China come courtesy of Demohour, the country’s leading tech-focuse...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 4:31 pm
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Despite WhatsApp’s dominance in India, investors still bet on local chat apps like Hike

Indian instant messaging app Hike just received $14 million in funding from Bharti Softbank, according to the Economic Times. The app repo...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 11:08 am
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Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

Alibaba invests $692 million in Chinese department store chain to fuse offline and online shopping

China’s biggest ecommerce company is fusing online shopping with good, old-fashioned brick-and-mortar retailing. Today, Alibaba announced ...

  • March 31, 2014
  • at 11:36 am
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Asian Food Channel founder starts new venture capital firm to fill Asia’s Series A gap

Hian Goh, the co-founder of Asian Food Channel who sold his company last year for US$66 million, is now a venture capitalist. He has set up ...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Australia startup news roundup

6 top startup news stories in Australia (March)

March is almost over, so let's jump right in.

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 6:09 pm
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Ex-Facebook COO invests in GoCoin, a Singapore-based PayPal for digital currencies

GoCoin, a California and Singapore-based company that is creating a PayPal for digital currencies, has closed a US$1.5 million series A vent...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 10:19 am
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Goldman Sachs eyes China’s mobile content market with investment in Wandoujia

Chinese mobile content search engine and Android app store Wandoujia today announced it closed its series B round of financing with a follow...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 12:09 pm
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Japanese online travel log gets funding for a trip to mobile

Wanderlust, makers of Japanese online travel log Compathy announced over the weekend it raised hundreds of thousands of dollars from Incub...

  • March 24, 2014
  • at 11:47 am
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Tencent boosts ecommerce business yet again with $180 million stake in property portal

Chinese web giant Tencent has paid US$180 million to take a 15 percent stake in a major real estate portal and ecommerce site in the country...

  • March 21, 2014
  • at 10:20 pm
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Tencent invests in a mobile commerce site for low-income feature phone owners

Chinese mobile commerce retailer Maimaibao announced it received an undisclosed amount of funding led by Tencent and followed by MediaTek ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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