Posts Tagged: startups in singapore

Singapore may be a small country, but it certainly doesn’t lack for entrepreneurs. Thanks in part to startup-friendly legislation and in part to its gutsy, worldly populace, the nation is home to tons of interesting tech startups, including some which serve the local community and others that offer services branching out across southeast Asia and the world.


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Doing a video effects app – the Asian way

Doing a startup in Asia - and we’re using that term broadly, while excluding the market-specific quirks of places like China and India - b...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 4:26 pm
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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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Mobile Movies goes off the beaten path to take entertainment and information to rural areas

In Vietnam, it’s not that easy to find tech projects that are addressing what people need in the countryside. Certainly, there has bee...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Dating app Paktor raises $500,000, says it’s number one in parts of Asia

Paktor, a Singapore-founded dating app, has raised a US$500,000 pre-Series A round that values it at US$6.5 million. Participants include a ...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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HalalTrip wants to be every Muslim’s handy travel guide

Launched in December, HalalTrip will sell three travel services to Muslims online: the booking of flight tickets, hotels, and tour packages ...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Singapore Bitcoin vending machine startup raises seed funding for expansion

Tembusu Terminals, a Singapore-based startup producing locally developed Bitcoin vending machines, has raised S$300,000 (US$237,000) worth o...

  • March 12, 2014
  • at 8:58 am
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This crowdfunding site also lets sellers crowd-price their products

Crowdfunding has become an important means for startups to gauge interest and to get capital. While there are many attempts to harness the i...

  • March 7, 2014
  • at 2:00 pm
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Skype co-founder hops onto Singapore’s HipVan, joins as latest angel investor

Singapore-based startup, HipVan today announced that Skype co-founder Toivo Annus has become one of its investors. The amount invested is un...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 7:42 am
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Image recognition startup ViSenze gets $3.5 million from Rakuten Ventures and other new investors

Visuals are now at the forefront of the Internet, with Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr becoming popular sites to consume content. Yet searc...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Zendesk acquires Singapore startup Zopim for $30M, plans to raise $150M in IPO

Zopim, a Singapore-based startup well-known for its live customer support chat widget, has been acquired by San Francisco's Zendesk.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 8:59 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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Raised in a nasty Los Angeles ghetto, this founder now runs a fast growing tech startup

It’s an understatement to say “life is tough” when you grew up in the only Chinese family in a Los Angeles ghetto, with drug dealers, ...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 5:12 pm
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Nitrous.IO raises $6.7 million to unchain programmers from their laptops

Nitrous.IO, a Singapore and Silicon Valley-based startup that wants to eliminate the hassle of setting up a computer for programming, has ra...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Art of Click, a marketing agency and ad network that doesn’t charge for clicks

Founded by Emmanuel Allix, Singapore-based Art of Click, is a mobile marketing agency and ad network that insists on charging clients based ...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 9:08 am
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Luxola raises $10 million to doll up women (and men) in Southeast Asia

Luxola, a Singapore-based online beauty store, has raised US$10 million led by Japanese strategic corporate investor Transcosmos. Existing ...

  • March 11, 2014
  • at 12:37 pm
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This Singapore startup wants to remove killer litter from space

A Singapore-based company is taking the concept of a ‘moon shot’ to a whole new level. Its name, Astroscale, hints at its ambiti...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 2:31 pm
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New Food Runner

FoodPanda rival FoodRunner acquires delivery company to jump-start Philippine expansion

Food Runner, which says it’s the number one online food delivery service in Southeast Asia by revenue, announced that it has acquired ...

  • February 27, 2014
  • at 12:00 am
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Singapore’s satirical news site loves trolling legit media, gets 1 million page-views every month

New Nation: If we do write the truth, it is purely coincidental.

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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