Posts Tagged: startups in hong kong


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Last-minute hotel booker HotelQuickly nets even more funding, this time from Japan’s Gree

HotelQuickly, a startup that connects travelers in need of a room with hotels that are in a pinch to put heads in beds, announced today it ...

  • July 10, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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HotelQuickly adds an extra 24 hours to last-minute hotel booking app

Last-minute hotel booking app HotelQuickly is no longer so last minute

Users of HotelQuickly, a popular last-minute hotel booking app, can now book one day ahead. The change comes in a major app update rolling o...

  • June 19, 2014
  • at 8:59 am
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‘Uber for logistics’ is already happening in Asia, and Uber is getting left behind.

Over the past two years, investors and entrepreneurs have demonstrated a renewed interest in logistics, both in the west and in Asia. Amazon...

  • June 16, 2014
  • at 5:31 pm
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Hong Kong-based AfterShip raises $1M series A round from IDG-Accel

AfterShip, the Hong Kong-based startup that offers package tracking software for big-name ecommerce firms, announced today that it completed...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Hong Kong taxi-booking startup Taxiwise gets acquired

Taxiwise was founded in late 2012 by Jean-Marc Ly and his friend Truong Lam, two former colleagues working from San Jose, California.

  • May 1, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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This origami-like lightbulb may be the world’s most energy efficient

How many engineers does it take to change a light bulb? Three, it turns out.

  • April 18, 2014
  • at 2:33 pm
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Hong Kong startup makes stylish ebikes for global market

Startup makes electric bikes that are the perfect blend of hi-tech and hipster

Electric bikes are a great way to take the pain out of cycling for those who want to avoiding jumping into a gas-guzzling car. But they̵...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 9:38 pm
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Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Pretty Pet Salon developer reaches 130 million gamers as app empire grows

Super casual mobile games are meant to be accessible – and that often means big numbers. That’s the case with Hong Kong’s Animoca,...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:09 pm
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AirHelp gets disappointed passengers their money back from airlines

We’ve not seen many startups venture into the area of consumer rights, but here’s one we’ve discovered. It’s a useful site that peop...

  • December 17, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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My fake girlfriend just died in a tragic zoo accident. But it’s OK, I bought another one

One of your first girlfriends (you can have several at once) is Brenda, a nose-pierced beauty whom you met "on a forum."

  • June 23, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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This Hong Kong startup is betting on stackable cubes as the future of the family photo album

For young, single men like this writer, managing photos and media is a cinch. The few photos I take on my iPhone are easily imported over to...

  • June 17, 2014
  • at 8:56 pm
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Jong Lee (left), an investor at a number of Hong Kong startups, speaking at a startup event.

In Hong Kong, prominent angel investor’s dealings raise red flags

The wolf of Silicon Harbor? Or merely misunderstood? Here's the story of Jong Lee and his role as investor in a once promising and award-win...

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 12:29 pm
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How the 8 Securities trading dashboard will look for Japanese users.

8securities, an online platform that makes stock trading transparent, launches in Japan

8securities, seeking US$5M Series B, launches in Japan and introduces new services.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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This Hong Kong startup wants to help women of all shapes and sizes find the perfect dress

Aurza is a platform for ladies’ custom dresses, and uses 3D body scanning technology to let its customers create their own dress designs

  • April 29, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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14 Hong Kong fashion shopping sites

14 online fashion stores, from cheap to couture, for Hong Kong shoppers

Hong Kong is known for its shopping and for being a hip and fun place – yet it’s still surprising just how mant diverse and awes...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 3:05 pm
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Venue booking site looks to expand across Asia with franchises in new countries

There are 10 more months until the end of the year, which means there are a lot of birthdays, meetings, weddings, and other types of parties...

  • February 20, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Snaptee looks to Asia’s hipsters who want to wear their own custom T-shirts

Back in February 2013 we looked at Snaptee, a Hong Kong-based startup with a funky app that lets you design a T-shirt that you can then buy....

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:37 pm
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Is this the next trend after crowdfunding? Become an angel investor with this startup stock exchange

After the rise in popularity of crowdfunding startup products, it was inevitable that the concept would morph into something a bit different...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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