Business

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Nest incubator in Hong Kong partners with Level39 in London

Startups incubated at Nest in Hong Kong will have access to Level39′s space in London, designed by architects behind Facebook and Google spaces Hong Kong startup incubator Nest today announced a new partnership with London’s Level39 accelerator. Level39 at Canary Wharf describes itself as ‘Europe’s largest accelerator space for businesses innovating in financial, retail and future

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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

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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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Nest incubator in Hong Kong partners with Level39 in London

Startups incubated at Nest in Hong Kong will have access to Level39′s space in London, designed by architects behind Facebook and Google spaces Hong Kong startup incubator Nest today announced a new partnership with London’s Level39 accelerator. Level39 at Canary Wharf describes itself as ‘Europe’s largest accelerator space for businesses innovating in financial, retail and future

Finance

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Indian matrimonial portal Shaadi.com invests in dating startup Thrill

It has bought a 25 per cent stake in Thrill; also merged its dating platform Fropper with Thrill Applications Anupam Mittal-led People Group, which owns matrimonial portal Shaadi.com, has invested an undisclosed amount in dating applications maker Thrill. This investment will give Shaadi.com a 25 per cent stake in the startup. As part of the deal,

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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

Thrill feat

Indian matrimonial portal Shaadi.com invests in dating startup Thrill

It has bought a 25 per cent stake in Thrill; also merged its dating platform Fropper with Thrill Applications Anupam Mittal-led People Group, which owns matrimonial portal Shaadi.com, has invested an undisclosed amount in dating applications maker Thrill. This investment will give Shaadi.com a 25 per cent stake in the startup. As part of the deal,

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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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24 Singaporean accelerators and incubators you should know

Want to find the right accelerator for your startup? Look no further than our list of great local accelerators that can help turn your startup dream into a world-class business! The life of a startup founder is fraught with uncertainties. Sure, you might have an amazing idea, one that could change the world, but at the end

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-based iKaaz launches mobile payment app MOWA

The app enables sending money through a mobile to any phone number or a contact without sharing private bank account details Bangalore-based iKaaz, a mobile payments company that provides Tap & Pay solutions, has unveiled its latest Android mobile application MOWA, a mobile payment enabler through smartphones where users don’t need to load cash in their virtual

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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Consumers in Indonesia and Philippines second most confident globally

Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam rank in the top 10 most optimistic countries globally, according to Nielsen’s Consumer Confidence Index Southeast Asian consumer confidence remained strong in Q4 2014, with Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam ranked in the top 10 most optimistic countries globally, according to the Consumer Confidence Index released today by Nielsen. However,

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