Business

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How startups can turn LinkedIn into the ultimate marketing tool

Thinking of LinkedIn as just an online resume is a big mistake. Read on to know how it can take your business to a whole new level When the words ‘social media’ and ‘work’ get thrown around in the same sentence, chances are ‘LinkedIn’ is going to be at the tip of your tongue too.

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How startups can turn LinkedIn into the ultimate marketing tool

Thinking of LinkedIn as just an online resume is a big mistake. Read on to know how it can take your business to a whole new level When the words ‘social media’ and ‘work’ get thrown around in the same sentence, chances are ‘LinkedIn’ is going to be at the tip of your tongue too.

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Hong Kong Bitcoin platform ANX acquires CoinMKT; eyes US market

ANX’s COO David Chapman said the acquisition will strengthen its footprint in the Americas ANX today announced that it has acquired CoinMKT for an undisclosed amount to expand its global presence. ANX describes itself as an emerging bitcoin platform based in Hong Kong. CoinMKT is from Santa Monica, California, and will continue to operate under the same brand,

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Hong Kong’s B2B accelerator Blueprint announces first batch

The startups will receive six months of free work space, mentorship, connections to capital and market testing opportunities Hong Kong’s latest B2B tech accelerator and co-working space Blueprint, designed by Swire Properties, has welcomed its first batch of startups. It claims to be the city’s first startup programme initiated by a commercial developer. The 11 startups (see

Finance

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Singapore Health Tech launches VentureCraft to bridge China

A follow-on fund of US$300 million has also been established thanks to an ‘exclusive network of Chinese VCs and mentors’ Singapore Health Tech has launched a new initiative called VentureCraft to provide a working capital facility to early-stage Singapore-based high-tech IP startups. It will also grant access to Alibaba Co-founder Sun Tongyu and top China angel

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Kliptap is Asia’s new crowdfunding platform for social causes

With emphasis on video and social media calls-to-action, Kliptap wants to create many examples like the Ice Bucket Challenge, which went on to raise US$100 million for ALS Hong Kong- and Shanghai-based Kliptap is a new crowdfunding platform for social causes that recently graduated from Chinaccelerator’s batch VI (November, 2014), where it received US$16,000 in funding for

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Singapore Health Tech launches VentureCraft to bridge China

A follow-on fund of US$300 million has also been established thanks to an ‘exclusive network of Chinese VCs and mentors’ Singapore Health Tech has launched a new initiative called VentureCraft to provide a working capital facility to early-stage Singapore-based high-tech IP startups. It will also grant access to Alibaba Co-founder Sun Tongyu and top China angel

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A slowly strengthening Japan hits 86 IPOs in 2014; over half in tech

The increasing number of IPOs will be welcomed by Japan as it continues to struggle with keeping its economy afloat in 2014 Japan had some good news to share: the country has seen a record number of IPOs in 2014, up from 64 in 2013 to 86 this year, according to a report by Japan

Technology

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Meet Leggo, a planning and gathering app for the WhatsApp generation

Leggo’s mission is to disrupt WhatsApp when it comes to planning and gathering, and make the app ‘sticky’ Trying to organise friend meetups in WhatsApp groups is a major pain point for people with large social circles, especially university students. Having five, 10 or even more people sending back-and-forth chats about when they are free and where

Singapore

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Singapore Health Tech launches VentureCraft to bridge China

A follow-on fund of US$300 million has also been established thanks to an ‘exclusive network of Chinese VCs and mentors’ Singapore Health Tech has launched a new initiative called VentureCraft to provide a working capital facility to early-stage Singapore-based high-tech IP startups. It will also grant access to Alibaba Co-founder Sun Tongyu and top China angel

Indonesia

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[Indonesia] Growth Hacking Indonesia – User Acquisition

Learn how to growth hack user acquisition and develop growth hacks for your own startup with the help of experts at Growth Hacking Indonesia. Synopsis: We have invited Anna Rehermann, Founder of Growth Hacking Asia who will introduce the concept of growth hacking, how it is different from traditional online marketing, the mindset and processes

India

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India’s hike messenger introduces free voice calling

It is available to Android users first, with the iOS and Windows version to follow by the end of Q1 2015 India’s homegrown chat application hike messenger today introduced free ‘hike calls’ before its rival WhatsApp. The introduction of this feature will allow hike users to call each other for free – over 2G, 3G and WiFi

Malaysia

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Doobie wants to be the Instagram of custom t-shirts

Do you want to design you own tee? All you have to do is snap, upload an image, and place your order with this new app Leveraging the textiles might of his existing Malaysia-based design and manufacturing company SaltyCustoms, young entrepreneur Shannon Toh is set on going where no startup in Southeast Asia has gone before: a mobile

Thailand

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[Thailand] SEO/SEM for Business

Want more traffic to your website? Check out this event organised by BSD Coding & Design Academy Bangkok. Synopsis: If you’re like most business owners and entrepreneurs, you know how frustrating it can be to get to the top of the search engine rankings. There’s so much information out there that it makes it hard

World

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How startups can turn LinkedIn into the ultimate marketing tool

Thinking of LinkedIn as just an online resume is a big mistake. Read on to know how it can take your business to a whole new level When the words ‘social media’ and ‘work’ get thrown around in the same sentence, chances are ‘LinkedIn’ is going to be at the tip of your tongue too.

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