The informal economy is a thriving industry in Pakistan, but is a dangerous model to encourage. Startups want to change that.
On Tuesday, five aspiring startups stepped onstage at Impact Hub Kuala Lumpur’s brand-new event space to test their mettle.
Ten teams from the prestigious University of Tokyo crossed the globe to show off their gadgets in Austin. Here are the remaining five.
Initially modelled on Airbnb, OYO Rooms now lists only rooms from budget hotels. From 200 hotels in 10 Indian cities, it wants to expand to 1,000 hotels by the end of the year.
Post and sell do-it-yourself projects on the app. You can also earn more from the sale of materials used in your projects.
One year after attracting seed funding, the specialist online tea store just got US$6 million led by Accel Partners India.
Ten teams from the prestigious University of Tokyo crossed the globe to show off their gadgets in Austin (and plug their Kickstarter campaigns).
Gunosy is the first startup in the news app war to the IPO finish line.
Looks like money to me, brother.
The round was led by Singapore-based venture capital firm Monk’s Hill Ventures. Existing investor 500 Startups also participated.
Five South Korean startups traveled across the globe to strut their stuff at SXSW Interactive and gain insight into the lucrative US market.
ANGIN is known in Indonesia as a fund for early stage investments in women-led startups. Now it plans to introduce a second fund to widen its portfolio.
Taxi apps like Uber and Ola have got us used to the convenience and affordability of shared cars. It no longer feels imperative to own one. But what about furniture? Furlenco lets you rent some.
Their latest project involves a partnership with the United Nations to improve the security of schools in violence-ridden countries.
Money transfers are costly and cumbersome. Asians are the worst affected as the largest share of the world’s remittances comes to India, China, and the Philippines.
On social media, trending jokes and topics are always in flux. Indonesia’s Cupslice captures and brings them to life in its custom photo editing app.
After one year of operations, the Rocket Internet-backed startup now looks to capitalize on its key learnings from the industry.
It enables startups and other small organizations like schools to accept online payments in a simple, affordable, and secure way.