Startups

Startups

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Taxi-booking apps have spread like wildfire in Southeast Asia and are now catching on in the Philippines. Rocket Internet, a German startup incubator, announced...

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Urban farming is taking root in Singapore as the city-state’s wealthy, cosmopolitan population discovers the joys of growing their own vegetables. Green Valley Farm started...
Bolooka e-commerce bringing Philippine artisanal crafts to the world

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Southeast Asia has a new e-commerce provider with a unique specialty. Philippines-based Bolooka focuses on providing a global online market for craftworks created by...

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In a recent interview with Bloomberg News, Microsoft founder Bill Gates showed a flair for competitive altruism, repeatedly knocking Google’s Project Loon in favor...
Thailand’s BentoWeb plans Asian expansion

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Thai online marketplace BentoWeb is preparing for an Asian expansion. The company has spent the last 15 months incubating in Thailand and has achieved...
Mobile advertising platform targets ASEAN

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AdNear is Southeast Asia’s first location-based mobile advertising platform that works on feature phones as well as smartphones. This unique technology uses proprietary geo-location...
Squeeze-out in cyberspace: Facebook vs. ASEAN social media

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Southeast Asians love Facebook. Indonesia has 64 million total Facebook users, Bangkok is the city with the most Facebook users per capita and Vietnam...
Thailand’s maestro of start-ups on a roll

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These are high times for Thai venture capital firm Ardent Capital. The firm has just launched a project called ACommerce aimed at facilitating e-commerce...
Singapore’s MediaCorp plugs into start-ups

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Last month, Singapore’s largest media company announced the launch of a new strategic investment project targeting digital media start-ups. MediaCorp, which is owned by...
Spurring Malaysian start-ups to “think big”

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There are more start-ups now than ever that focus on the ASEAN region, but not many have started to think globally. The government of Malaysia...