"By championing more local players, some of whom are not able to reach the masses easily, we are able to offer a far greater array of products then the current offering,” the founder explains.
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Are you a restaurant owner who wants to gain insight into factors affecting your business? This startup wants to help you.
Votiro was founded by two veterans of the Israel Defense Force’s elite intelligence unit. Now, they are bringing their experience to Japan.
This startup offers an easy way to sell and ship T-shirts of your own design.
The first forum started last year in July, and has so far received positive feedback from the members, who include the founders of PatSnap, MoneySmart, and 2359media amongst others.
India is now among the world’s top five markets for exits. It’s the only Asian country in the top five, as Canada has bumped China down to number six. The US stays number one.
In 1997, a gaming studio in Bangalore called Dhruva signed a contract with gaming company Infogrames Entertainment (now Atari) to port the action-shooter game Mission:Impossible to PC source. The Indi...
This Hokkaido startup made a name for itself with eco-friendly hardware, powered by wireless data and connected to mobile devices. Years later, its founder realized he was an IoT pioneer.
Fly? Karbonn? Cherry Mobile? These are smartphone brands you've never heard of, but they sell units in the millions. GMobi hooks up local OEMs with global app publishers looking to penetrate emerging ...
This latest round is the largest in a string of large investments Ele.me has seen over the past couple of years.
Too shy to buy condoms and lube at the store? This new site wants to make it less awkward for Indonesians
With an average age of 28, Indonesians are sexually active. However, the nation’s conservatism makes them shy about buying sex products. AsmaraKu hopes to help.
The 7th edition of the accelerator’s demo day was a strong bounce back from a lackluster 6th edition. The organizing team used the theme of “0-1” to guide the selection process.
After seeing his parents battle diabetes for 25 years, an entrepreneur made a smart blood sugar tracker
For Shreekant Pawar, his parents were the “first validation” of what he’d just made and is now hoping to sell. After seeing their ongoing battle with diabetes for 25 years, he’s now got them using the...
CreoPop is believed to be the first to develop a pen-shaped 3D printer with resin ink. The funding will help it tide through any manufacturing setbacks.
Indonesia has yet another site for freelance workers. Projects.co.id lets contractors earn a living by providing products and services to businesses online.
How do you get your app pre-installed on almost every Samsung Galaxy device sold in East Asia? Easy: you work at Samsung for 10 years first, of course!
Jay Winder came from Australia with no degree and unable to speak Japanese. Now, his startup is on the rise and funded by Naval Ravikant and Dave McClure.
Lenddo has proven its algorithm for verifying a customer’s identity and character works. Now it’s selling it to industries that have use for it.