Posts Tagged: startups

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John Fearon: Singapore’s grasshopper entrepreneur

Fearon has another new gig. It's JF2 a startup studio that works on several ideas simultaneously.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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envoy front desk receptionist

Envoy modernizes your front desk, and it already has superstar investors and customers

Envoy aims to make receiving guests at offices seamless. It already has a slate of superangels on board and over 250 paying customers.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 1:00 am
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founder-institute

Taking stock of Jakarta Founder Institute grads: Who’s still standing?

Now that the Jakarta Founder Institute (JFI) has been running since 2011, Tech in Asia feels its time to reflect on its progress, and take i...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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This woman left a corporate job to bootstrap a babysitting service in Japan

The babysitting website addresses a critical issue but it has a major rival in Gree.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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ejiajie

Startup makes it easy to hire a nearby housekeeper, secures funding from Tencent and Shanda

eJiaJie is a location-based service that helps customers find hourly-paid workers to clean their homes. It operates in 10 Chinese cities and...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:23 pm
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Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

Want to use your phone overseas? This startup can save you a fortune in roaming charges

This is a huge recurring problem for business travelers in particular, and Flexiroam wants to solve it.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Bellabox raises $5.5M to send their beauty boxes across Asia Pacific

Bellabox raises $5.5 million to send their beauty boxes across Asia Pacific

Around A$3 million (US$2.7 million) of that will be going straight into the business, with the rest going to other channels such as outgoing...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 pm
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trustedcompany raises $1 million

Online store reviews site TrustedCompany raises $1 million to expand to South Africa, Brazil

Already, the company has achieved a measure of success in both Southeast Asia and India, where most of their clients come from.

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Asian tech startups list

26 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week.

  • September 14, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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JD invests in Daojia

Ecommerce titan JD cooks up $50 million in funding for startup food delivery service

Online food delivery service Daojia has pulled in US$50 million in series D funding from a major backer, the startup revealed today.

  • September 17, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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unified inbox acquires social grow

Unified Inbox acquires SocialGrow to make social networking even more seamless

This will help them become an even more comprehensive and seamless one-stop platform for communications.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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10 sweet startup perks in the Philippines

The Philippine startup scene has more than just Foosball tables and beer.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 7:26 pm
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How to get venture capital funding – a beginner’s guide for startups (part 1)

Venture capital funding can help a startup thrive, scale, and grow faster. But seeking it can be daunting for newbie entrepreneurs. Here's h...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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Indonesian startup rises to the challenge of building a local Buzzfeed

Hipwee claims that it has gone viral with 3.3 monthly million pageviews in less than six months.

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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targetingmantra

They personalized Amazon. Now their startup has raised $1.1M to do it for other ecommerce sites

TargetingMantra, founded by former data scientists of Amazon, closed a seed funding of $1.1M from 500Startups, Nexus Venture Partners, and O...

  • September 16, 2014
  • at 8:25 am
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Chinese startup races after China's globe-trotting tourists with overseas car rental service

Chinese startup races after China’s globetrotting tourists with overseas car rental service

A number of Chinese startups see this foreign holiday boom as a new business opportunity, even catering to the traveling hordes while they...

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 4:51 pm
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This dating concierge startup promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

This dating concierge site promises you ‘hassle-free romance’

But is ‘hassle-free romance’ really romance at all?

  • September 15, 2014
  • at 12:19 am
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Pirate3D Buccaneer 3D printer

Refunds for Pirate3D backers mistakenly ‘delayed’ by two years, sparking complaints

Some of them were told that they would be getting their money as late as 2017 instead.

  • September 13, 2014
  • at 3:25 pm
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