Posts Tagged: investments


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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This menstruation calendar app just landed $15 million in funding, and it’s quickly turning into a social network for women

Meet You, a Chinese social lifestyle app for women, just announced that it received $15 million in Series B, reports Tencent Tech (hat-tip T...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 8:05 pm
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Sparklabs founder talks about Korea’s new generation of startups and his accelerator’s third batch of teams

It’s been a busy December for SparkLabs, the Seoul-based accelerator that burst into the Asia startup scene in August 2012 and quickly bec...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 7:30 pm
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120,000 users invest $164 million on first day of Baidu Finance Center

Baidu (NASDAQ:BIDU) announced it reached its maximum allowed investment in less than five hours today, the launch day of Baidu Finance Cent...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 7:04 pm
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A look at Innovation Works’ growing US portfolio

When should a Chinese VC firm head to the US? A look at Innovation Works’ growing US portfolio

Last week Innovation Works, the Beijing-based incubator founded by former Google China head Kai-Fu Lee, invested in Wormhole Games, an emerg...

  • October 22, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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Deepak Jeevan Kumar

Singaporean VC in Silicon Valley: Interest in Southeast Asia is slowly growing

As an uber-geek who was involved in designing some of the world’s largest supercomputers for Sun Microsystems, Deepak Jeevan Kumar was...

  • September 20, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Malaysian Mobile Game Dev Nexx Snags $250k from Crystal Horse Investments

Nexx Studio is a Kuala Lumpur-based iOS game developer, with titles like Pig Shot, Glow Puzzle (which just broke 5 million downloads), and T...

  • May 17, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Speaking with Freelancer about its Biggest Investment Ever, Indonesia [Interview]

Recently Freelancer.com launced its Indonesian version at Freelancer.co.id. The company now provides Indonesian language support, a local cu...

  • October 5, 2012
  • at 6:00 pm
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Xiaomi invests $20 million in Kingsoft-owned online gaming company

Chinese software company Kingsoft (HKG:3888) announced today it will sell $20 million worth of shares of its subsidiary Westhouse to C...

  • February 17, 2014
  • at 12:00 pm
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The News Lens, the startup that wants to disrupt traditional media in Asia, just received its first round of funding

The News Lens, the Taipei-based startup that’s gaining a loyal following for its social approach to popular media, today revealed that it ...

  • December 11, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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Alibaba invests $364 million in electronic appliance maker Haier to improve China’s e-commerce logistics

E-commerce titan Alibaba and electronic appliance maker Haier (SHA:600690; HKG:1169) announced today that the two companies will jointly...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:03 pm
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Alibaba officially sets up shop in San Francisco as it aims to invest in more US companies

Alibaba, the Chinese internet giant best known for its stronghold in e-commerce, just announced that it has established an office in the San...

  • October 23, 2013
  • at 6:08 pm
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Bangalore-based Unbxd raises $2 million from IDG Ventures India, Inventus Capital Partners

It appears that Indian e-commerce startups are becoming a top pick for investors this year. Just a day after Bangalore-based Flipkart close...

  • October 11, 2013
  • at 2:33 pm
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Singapore big data startup Crayon Data raises over $1.4 million in second round funding

Crayon Data, a Singapore-based big data startup, has raised more than S$1.75 million ($1.4 million) in second round funding from angel inves...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Why Alibaba Invested in AutoNavi

Alibaba has been throwing money around like it’s going out of style recently, and the latest confirmed investment (several more are ru...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Social Commerce FlutterScape Receives $750,000 in Investment

FlutterScape, which describes itself as a cross-border social commerce platform, has just closed its latest round of funding at 60 million ...

  • June 10, 2011
  • at 8:38 am
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