Posts Tagged: startups


Manila culture

A peek into Philippines culture: what foreign investors and startups need to know

The “Culture” section in the World Startup Wiki aims to help foreign entrepreneurs, companies, and investors understand the market and ...

  • April 16, 2014
  • at 12:15 pm
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Etsy looks to get crafty in Asia with job posting for Japan country manager

Etsy, the popular Brooklyn-based DIY crafts marketplace, appears to have its sights on Asia as its next frontier. According to the company&#...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Smartisan to launch phone

Tiny Chinese startup gets $29 million in funding to emulate Xiaomi, build a smartphone (UPDATED)

Smartisan announced today it closed the funding round at RMB 180 million (US$29 million), placing its overall valuation above the RMB 1 bill...

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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asian startups weekly list

23 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • April 13, 2014
  • at 6:30 pm
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Giftlauncher

This Philippine startup lets friends and family crowdfund your perfect gift

Giftlauncher offers a crowdfunding platform for gifting.

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Zendesk CEO with the Zopim team.

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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How do India’s major startup hubs measure up to those in the US? (INFOGRAPHIC)

Almost like a right of passage, every major startup scene in the world gets stacked up against Silicon Valley as a bellwether for how far it...

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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Jovago Pakistan launch

Rocket Internet’s hotel booking site Jovago launches in Pakistan

Jovago Pakistan has 50 hotels on board right now in Karachi and Lahore, but hotels in Islamabad are being prepped to be added in as well.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 9:40 pm
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Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Business messaging app Eko gets seed funding from 500 Startups

Eko is one of a new wave of stripped-down, souped-up business messaging apps. Today the Thai-American startup revealed that it has secured U...

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 3:09 pm
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Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly brings the answers to Asia

Crowdsourced homework helper Brainly is now rolling out country-specific sites for several Asian nations.

  • April 15, 2014
  • at 6:40 pm
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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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PayrollHero-Krispy Kreme

PayrollHero gets Krispy Kreme and more food stores onto its employee-tracking service

Over 40 branches of Krispy Kreme in the Philippines will start to use PayrollHero

  • April 14, 2014
  • at 1:59 pm
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Got swag? These 2 photo apps from China help you tag it, flaunt it

Want a photo app for selfies and showing off the stuff you own? China’s way ahead of you

Last year was the year of the selfie, and it’s clear to see that a lot of people like showing off what they have in photos – and so thes...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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InstaB, an Instagram for baby photos app

Baby photo app InstaB adds in Q&A section to become Quora for parents

Being a new parent must be terrifying - that’s why the baby photo app InstaB has added in a Q&A section that’s kind of like Quora for pa...

  • April 11, 2014
  • at 9:28 am
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5Rocks, backed by a strong team, hopes to rock the game analytics world

The startup has experienced entrepreneurs on board as well as some familiar names in Asia as investors.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 6:27 pm
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Zomato has over 500,000 monthly visitors in Indonesia, embraces social dining concept

Zomato no longer looks like the “Google for restaurant listings”, and now more closely resembles “Facebook for food lovers”.

  • April 10, 2014
  • at 12:30 pm
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Fun-loving Filipino founder stubbornly persisted despite two rejections from startup accelerator

Startup founder Ronster Baetiong faced tons of rejections and failure before getting to where he is today.

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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CoinPlug

As Coinplug gets another $400k from Silicon Valley, South Korean investors miss out on their country’s bitcoin craze

Does this mean that Korean VCs are missing out on the next big thing, or have they made the smart choice to avoid bitcoin?

  • April 9, 2014
  • at 12:07 pm
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