On-demand startups are extremely hot in China right now. But does history show that a huge culling is about to happen?
Ecommerce is already big in Asia, and it only has room to grow. As local startups and global players tap into new opportunities, each country also creates its own ecommerce leaders. On top of these sites, social media is even becoming a new avenue for consumers to shop. While many countries still struggle to find better payment options and access to the internet, it’s worth studying how new ecommerce players and the evolving demand of consumers shapes how Asians shop.
Bobobobo CEO Jimmy Akili says he wants to focus on curation and creativity instead of becoming the next Jack Ma.
Here’s why CommonFloor’s founder, Google’s India boss, and Amazon’s India chief love this food startup
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The site features product from stylish Indonesian vendors in seven different spaces, and plans to use Emtek’s TV and media assets to promote itself locally.
The startup will more than double its presence to 30 cities in the country and also add newer categories.
“Together, PropTiger and Makaan will provide home buyers with a platform to guide them through the early stages of home search and identification, and all the way until they have the keys to their hom...
Silicon Valley tech veterans to help India’s Urban Ladder ramp up innovations in furniture ecommerce
Anand Rajaraman and Venky Harinarayan, co-founders of Junglee Corp and Cambrian Ventures, will help Urban Ladder improve mobility, data analytics, and product visualization.
It got Brazilian supermodel Alessandra Ambrosia onboard as part of a contract with Rocket Internet-backed ecommerce company Dafiti. Its next step: replicating this method in Asia.
WePiao is already integrated into both WeChat and QQ, the two most popular messaging apps in China. In 2014, 30% of movie tickets in China were sold online.
Trikomsel is a go-to name when people go gadget shopping in Indonesia. Now facing an ecommerce boom, CEO Sugiono Wiyono wants to cut disruptors off at the pass.
Tokyo Digital Music Syndicates wants to make pressing a limited-run LP easy and affordable for indie artists and small record labels. But that's just the start.
Chinese online travel site Tuniu may be in big trouble after 17 major international tour providers announced a boycott of the site starting in July.
FitHo, which has just been acquired by Practo, automatically suggests custom diets and exercise regimes to users based on their lifestyle, fitness requirements, and food preferences.
The four-year-old startup claims to have two million products across categories like clothing, handicrafts, jewellery, and art from 12,000 artisans and will use the capital for scaling up.
Lab equipment is mostly imported and hard to come by in Indonesia, a problem which new online retailer LabSatu wants to solve.
The shift to mobile-only is optional for now, but an Alibaba representative tells Tech in Asia that two million merchants have already opted for this.
Ensogo CEO Kris Marszalek believes that this will help the ecommerce firm become the dominant flash sales player in Southeast Asia.
Some suppliers will even go so far as to ship fakes out of China just to have them shipped back in so that they can be officially certified as imported.