Posts Tagged: startups


pricebag

Indian price comparison site PriceBag raises $2M

Product discovery and price comparison engine PriceBag.com, owned by Gurgaon-based Accentium, raised US$2 million in funding from undisclose...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 10:33 pm
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Chinese social network for following celebs – or even becoming one – secures $6.5M funding

Xingyun, a Chinese niche social network, has just raised an RMB 40 million (US$6.5 million) series A round of funding led by Shenzhen Capita...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:00 pm
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South Korea’s top Bitcoin exchange secures $3M investment to build an entire bitcoin ecosystem

Korbit, Korea’s leading Bitcoin exchange, wallet and merchant processor, has just closed a US$3 million series A funding round led by Soft...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Hike gets fresh $65M funding to take on WhatsApp in India

Free messaging app Hike, the Indian answer to WhatsApp, has just raised US$65 million in funding. Founder Kavin Mittal tells Tech in Asia hi...

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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medan city

State of tech startup ecosystem in Medan

Medan is Indonesia’s third biggest city in Indonesia. How big is the tech startup scene there?

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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ice bucket challenge

Lessons from the ice bucket challenge: how you can create the next marketing magic

Shrewd marketers should localize the concept of an ice bucket challenge to Asia, but you first need to know what makes the campaign great.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 9:07 pm
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japanese yen

Is there a startup bubble brewing in Japan? (#StartupAsia preview)

Some of Tokyo’s top entrepreneurs and VCs come together for a dynamic debate.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:21 pm
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startup-own-risk

20 things Vietnamese startups need to win

What does it take to be a great winning startup in Vietnam? Today, there's too many mediocre startups, they need more than just these 20 cri...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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journalists

8 unconventional ways to get tech journalists to like you

Entrepreneurs often want to help the journalists on their beat, but don’t know what to do. Here’s how.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 12:02 pm
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blogapalooza

Blogapalooza is planting the seeds of a revolt against old media

Blogapalooza promises to connect businesses with Filipino bloggers, but will the concept work?

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 8:59 pm
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ayondo

Gamified and social trading platform Ayondo gets $4M from Luminor Capital

Ayondo expands to Singapore, gets US$4 million to give TradeHero some competition in Asia.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 6:42 pm
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Line takes aim at Rakuten and Amazon, to launch five new ecommerce services

The chat app is going to roll out four of the services by the end of 2014.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 3:59 pm
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medan city

With seed money secured, WeYap thinks the battle to be Indonesia’s Yelp is wide open

There’s yet to be a really strong player in the online directory scene in Indonesia like Yelp. WeYap looks ready to take on the challenge.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 2:51 pm
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gmo idea

Masatoshi Kumagai saw the future and built a one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs

GMO Internet Group is the Japan leader for online payments, web hosting, cloud storage, online security, and domain names.

  • August 27, 2014
  • at 11:22 am
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qblinks

Qblinks is a notifications device and iPhone remote control for everything… and nothing (REVIEW)

This tiny palm-sized device lets you know when your mom is calling, and also will let you play your iTunes music. Too loaded? We think so.

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 7:51 pm
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Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

Are online reviews trustworthy? Malaysia’s TrustedCompany believes so

However, it is worth noting that while online reviews are a good indication of whether a store is trustworthy or not, it is by no means fool...

  • August 26, 2014
  • at 2:55 pm
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Curazy, Japan’s BuzzFeed is going viral. You won’t believe its exit plan.

After a 9gag clone showed promise, the team decided to become Japan’s BuzzFeed.

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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What makes this Indian real estate portal uncommon

With nearly 400,000 listings, CommonFloor is one of the top property portals in India. Co-founder Sumit Jain shares the story of hurdles, pi...

  • August 25, 2014
  • at 11:30 am
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