Posts Tagged: startups


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Future looks bright in Myanmar as jobs platform Work gets 600,000 monthly pageviews

With just four million internet users in the country, is it the right time to venture into Myanmar's tech space?

  • July 4, 2014
  • at 11:20 am
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How a startup is driving Bitcoin adoption with selfies in the Philippines

Satoshi Citadel Industries, an umbrella company in the Philippines for various Bitcoin-based ventures, has launched its quirkiest product to...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Report: Japanese stealth investor ANRI announces new fund for young entrepreneurs, targets $20M

Report: Japanese stealth fund ANRI announces new fund for young entrepreneurs, targets $20M. Will focus on seed and series A investments.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 4:46 pm
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Choosing IPO over private funding, 8common is looking to raise $3.3m

Choosing IPO over private funding, 8common is looking to raise $3.3m

To Nic Lim, it is far more efficient than raising funds from venture capitalists.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 2:07 pm
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After sacrificing his car and all his assets, will the Crowdworks CEO be rewarded with a $100 million funding round?

After sacrificing his car and all his assets; will Koichiro Yoshida, the Crowdworks CEO, be rewarded with a $100 million funding round?

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 10:30 am
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New Japanese VC Femto invests $1.5M in real-time web analytics firm

Japanese VC Femto invests $1.5M in real-time web analytics firm, Plaid. The company is still in private beta, targeting a fall release.

  • July 2, 2014
  • at 9:28 pm
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Viddsee brands itself as a launchpad for Asian short films, adds web series to boot

Its first offering is a 20-episode mockumentary about a social media startup called Get Social.

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 7:42 pm
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Bali’s not just for tourists: Here are 5 co-working spaces in paradise

As the ecosystem emerges, co-working spaces are popping up across Bali to facilitate startups’ growth and development. If you’re looking...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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Indian big data innovator Mu Sigma acquires Singaporean social media analyzer Webfluenz

Big data analytics innovator Mu Sigma, based in Chicago and Bangalore, has acquired the Singapore-based social media analytics firm Webflu...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 11:13 am
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Sharks, pirates hinder Indonesian file hosting giant Indowebster’s desire to scale up

“55 percent of the files on Indowebster are illegal content,” explains chief operating officer Abang Suluh Husodo. “But the users love...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 7:06 pm
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After conquering Japan, Facebook dating service Pairs sets its sights on the rest of Asia

Tokyo-based startup Eureka announced today that its Facebook-connected dating service Pairs has acquired more than one million registered us...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 5:07 pm
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A dating app for calling total strangers in your area? That's a real thing in China

In India, you can respond to Facebook ads with a ‘missed call’

The missed call is a lucrative business in India. Facebook now wants to tap on that by working with Bangalore startup Zipdial.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 3:33 pm
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This social network helps investors navigate China’s thorny stock market

Founded in 2012, Guangzhou-based iMaibo has cultivated its own community of nearly 100 homegrown investment professionals.

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 1:57 pm
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Send home your wages using Bitcoin and avoid hefty money transfer fees? That’s now a reality

On June 29, Philippines-based Bitcoin exchange Coins.ph launched its remittance service, SendMoney.ph. The service targets the $24.7 billio...

  • July 3, 2014
  • at 9:00 am
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The Philippine economy’s secret weapon: Area 55

As early as January of 2014, the braintrust at Philippine investment firm - Minette Navarrete, Dan Siazon, Christian Besler, Pia Bernal - a...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 9:30 pm
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Cure your children’s smartphone addiction with this app that will drive them crazy

How can a parent effectively manage how their kids use a smartphone or tablet and get them to disconnect at appropriate times? TimeAway want...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 6:43 pm
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Zomato makes first ever acquisition to boost its listings of New Zealand restaurants

Zomato makes first ever acquisition to boost listings of New Zealand restaurants

India-based startup Zomato has acquired New Zealand restaurant discovery site MenuMania for an undisclosed sum.

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 12:50 pm
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Pocket PlayLab acquires Anino Games

After being rescued by Rovio, Juice Cubes developer Pocket PlayLab acquires Philippine gaming startup

In a big deal for two Southeast Asia gaming startups, Thailand-based Pocket PlayLab today revealed that it’s acquiring Philippines-based A...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 10:16 am
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