Posts Tagged: Silicon Valley


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How do India’s major startup hubs measure up to those in the US? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Almost like a right of passage, every major startup scene in the world gets stacked up against Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far it...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Here are the Asian startups heading to Silicon Valley with Blackbox Connect

Silicon Valley immersion program Blackbox Connect has doubled the numbers for its upcoming two-week Spring program. A total of 16 non-US sta...

  • March 4, 2014
  • at 11:26 am
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The biggest lesson at YC for AnyPerk: “Build something you want”

In a short span of two years, Fukuyama and his team have turned AnyPerk into one of the startups to watch in Silicon Valley.

  • January 21, 2014
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How Singapore can learn from Silicon Valley’s problems

In recent times, Singapore’s burgeoning startup scene has been constantly compared to Silicon Valley. There are plenty of similarities: th...

  • December 27, 2013
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Why Asia still has at least 10 years before it leads the tech world

Asia still has at least a decade to go before it's leading the world in innovation. That's because it's hampered by focusing all its innovat...

  • November 27, 2013
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What next for AcceleratorHK, the Hong Kong startup incubator in limbo?

Is this the end of AcceleratorHK, Hong Kong’s pioneering startup incubator?

AcceleratorHK, the first privately-run startup accelerator in Hong Kong, is in standby mode at the moment. It’s in limbo as its parent...

  • November 14, 2013
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Vietnamese government spending $400K to build the startup scene with Silicon Valley Project

The Ministry of Science and Technology of Vietnam is allocating $400,000 for the Silicon Valley Project to incubate and acclerate startups a...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 5:35 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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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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What really goes on at 500 Startups, as told by Builk founder Patai Padungtin

500 Startups is one of world’s top accelerators. Being part of a batch doesn’t only open many doors for startups, it also teaches founde...

  • March 18, 2014
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Blackbox Connect summer 2013

Blackbox incubator vows to take 2 Pakistani startups each year to Silicon Valley

Blackbox Connect is the Silicon Valley immersion program that’s dedicated to overseas entrepreneurs. It has already hosted startups fr...

  • January 29, 2014
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While the NSA kills Silicon Valley, Asian startups should gear up

And even more close to home for Asia is the drop in sales of major corporations like Cisco and IBM. Cisco lost $1.7 billion in sales in Asia...

  • January 7, 2014
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Is this “Napster for apps” too risky for Chinese investors, or is it just a bad idea?

At a get-together hosted by Singtel last night for local entrepreneurs and investors in Beijing, I met Dennis Chu, a UI/UX designer and se...

  • November 28, 2013
  • at 12:36 pm
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If you want to do a startup in Asia, you should go live abroad first

Lots of people are asking what is a secret formula for building a successful startup in Asia. Well, one way is to go study abroad at a top f...

  • November 26, 2013
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If More Than Half the Population of the World Lives in This Circle, Asia is the Future of Startups

No surprise, Asia tops the charts for internet and mobile growth, but are Asian startups ready?

Latest data has been telling us that Asia leads the world in terms of internet growth, in almost every significant category. But can Asian s...

  • November 5, 2013
  • at 8:37 pm
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5 Chinese tech giants investing in Silicon Valley in 2013

Earlier this month, we predicted more Asian tech giants will try to acquire Silicon Valley startups. In China, that trend is already pickin...

  • October 24, 2013
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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
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7 characteristics of Silicon Valley you won’t find in Asia

Here's 7 things our editor, Minh, noticed while traveling around the Silicon Valley for a week. Clearly, Asia is not the Valley and here's a...

  • September 19, 2013
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