Posts Tagged: startups


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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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Why fast food giant Jollibee’s IT mishap is a blessing in disguise

A look at how the largest fast food chain in the Philippines increased its brand support through the operational disaster that led to #Chick...

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 1:47 pm
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Hong Kong’s Gogovan nabs $6.5M in funding to make urban logistics uber efficient

GoGoVan, the Hong Kong-based startup that helps consumers and businesses get their stuff delivered quickly, revealed today that it has raise...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 6:35 pm
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China's new baby boom is a chance for ecommerce startups

2 kids estores in China get funding ahead of new baby boom

An estimated 16 million babies are born each year in China. Two million extra are on the way with China's relaxed one-child policy.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 4:20 pm
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In 15 minutes, Grain delivers piping hot, healthy food to a driveway near you

Grain is the Uber for food. While starting as a premium service, it eventually wants to bring healthy food to the masses.

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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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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13 startups in Asia that caught our eye

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

  • August 17, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Phew app for learning Burmese alphabet

Startup aims at Myanmar’s youngest of early adopters with educational iPad app

Phew is designed to help kids learn how to write the mellifluously flowing characters of the Burmese language.

  • August 16, 2014
  • at 11:29 am
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You appear to be trying to get laid. Would you like to check out this noodle restaurant?

A new update to Momo’s app for iOS heralds the arrival of the startup’s mobile advertising platform. But is it an awkward fit?

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 5:48 pm
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Shopline keeps it lean and mean as its three-man team takes on Shopify in Asia

With ecommerce sales in APAC set to reach US$525.2 billion this year, surpassing the US, more and more merchants and entrepreneurs from the ...

  • August 15, 2014
  • at 3:56 pm
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Forget Manila – CEO says startups should head to the Philippine provinces

TaskUS CEO Bryce Maddock argues that entrepreneurs should consider setting up their tech business in the provinces - just like he did in 200...

  • August 14, 2014
  • at 5:20 pm
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