Posts Tagged: startups


Wearable tech made by women for women

Wearable tech made by women for women

“The only way to speak to women is to make sure their voice is integrated into the product, from concept through completion,” says Elemo...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 8:29 pm
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Making Satoshi proud: This Bitcoin umbrella firm has released six companies in three months

An umbrella company for Bitcoin ventures in the Philippines has already released six of them, and they show no signs of slowing.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:37 pm
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Tokopedia turns 5 years old, touts 24 million products sold last year

Tokopedia is one of Indonesia’s largest marketplace sites. The startup shares a few new stats on its fifth anniversary.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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China's hottest hardware startups in 2014

12 of China’s hottest hardware startups

We’ve all heard of Nest, Oculus Rift, Pebble, Dropcam, and SmartThings – but what are the hottest hardware startups coming out of China?

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 10:58 am
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India’s FreeCharge acquires Preburn, an app distribution network by IITians

FreeCharge has just acquired Preburn, a Bangalore-based offline app distribution network. This is the second acquisition by Sequoia-backed I...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 4:12 pm
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Sekai Labs saves Japanese corporations from their lack of engineers

The firm acts as a gateway to Japanese speaking developers around Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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BitX, a Bitcoin wallet and exchange for emerging markets, raises $800k

BitX wants to push Bitcoin into emerging markets through its wallet, exchange, merchant integration, and API.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Ruangguru wants to overhaul online-to-offline education in Indonesia, gets funding from East Ventures

The co-founders of Ruangguru are some of the youngest entrepreneurs in Jakarta. But at 24 and 23 years old respectively, Belva Devara and Im...

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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Hong Kong’s Bigcolors acquires Melbourne’s Get Viable as it gradually morphs into a seed fund for Asia

The crowdinvesting site has bought up a Melbourne-based startup that teaches founders how to think before they build.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:39 pm
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$12M in sales for user-generated stickers on LINE

Sales for Line’s user-created stickers are showing healthy growth.

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 3:47 pm
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Setipe gets investment from anonymous angels so anonymous Indonesians can date online

Razi Thalib (pictured right), co-founder of Setipe, believes the Indonesian market poses a few fundamental obstacles for online dating. “T...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 2:32 pm
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How one startup raised money on a beach and how you can, too

Zipmatch was one of the startups that got funded through Geeks on a Beach, and CEO John Dang offers advice on how other entrepreneurs can do...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Personalization-as-a-service is the new thing in ecommerce

Predictry, Linkcious, and TargetingMantra. What these startups have in common is that they're offering personalization-as-a-service to ecomm...

  • August 20, 2014
  • at 9:58 am
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Doctor consultation app gets China’s biggest ever investment in a healthcare startup

Founded in 2011, Chunyu now has 30 million active users consulting with 40,000 online doctors about 50,000 daily health issues.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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The Philippines is rallying to be the next big freelancing superpower (INFOGRAPHIC)

Philippines is locked in a three-way race with Indonesia and Vietnam to be the main freelancing hub in Southeast Asia.

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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Indonesian travel sites Valadoo and Burufly announce merger

Both companies are on a downward growth trajectory path in the last few months. Will this merger be a turning point for them?

  • August 19, 2014
  • at 9:04 am
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Can artwork be objectively valued with data? Kwerkee thinks it has a way

Kwerkee Art hopes to fuse an online art gallery selling original pieces with big data analysis to help you decide the value of an artwork.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 9:08 pm
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More payment startups in Southeast Asia: Thailand’s Omise gets $300k from East Ventures

Plenty of startups want to disrupt payments in Southeast Asia. Omise is trying too.

  • August 18, 2014
  • at 8:00 am
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