Business

Partnership

Australia’s Bigcommerce inks a deal with Alibaba

As part of the partnership, Alibaba will integrate its buyer and supplier network with Bigcommerce’s e-commerce platform Australia-based Bigcommerce today announced a new partnership with China’s giant Alibaba. This will provide merchants with greater global access to products and services, said an official statement. As part of the partnership, Alibaba will integrate its buyer and

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This startup can help you hire the best talent in two shakes

This Indian recruitment startup finds candidates serving notice periods who can join you at the soonest, saving a lot of time and effort This isn’t a novel problem — You are in deep trouble because your lead developer has stepped down and you need to fill in the gap within a month’s time. Well, the solution, though,

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migme acquires LoveByte for 3 things: couple app, avatar creation and virtual gifts

Co-founders of LoveByte will still continue to spearhead development, except now they will be migme employees Australian company migme has today announced its acquisition of Singapore-based couple app LoveByte for an undisclosed amount. While terms of the deal were not disclosed, Sng Wei Zhang and Chen Jia Jia, who are both Founders of LoveByte, will

Partnership

Australia’s Bigcommerce inks a deal with Alibaba

As part of the partnership, Alibaba will integrate its buyer and supplier network with Bigcommerce’s e-commerce platform Australia-based Bigcommerce today announced a new partnership with China’s giant Alibaba. This will provide merchants with greater global access to products and services, said an official statement. As part of the partnership, Alibaba will integrate its buyer and

Finance

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MyRefers receives Pre-Series A funding from Bedrock Ventures

The funding will be used to build the product and technology MyRefers, a Delhi-based referral recruitment platform, has received an undisclosed amount in Pre-Series A funding from Bedrock Ventures. MyRefers is working towards creating a skills marketplace powered by referrals and data intelligence. The funding will be used to build the product and technology. Vivek

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Too cool: Ambi Climate more than 300% funded on Kickstarter

Hong Kong-based company Ambi Labs will be shipping the device and launching its companion app by June 2015 Having launched a Kickstarter campaign for smart device Ambi Climate last week, with a goal set at US$25,000, Hong Kong-based Ambi Labs was in for a treat. In less than nine hours, the firm managed to snag

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MyRefers receives Pre-Series A funding from Bedrock Ventures

The funding will be used to build the product and technology MyRefers, a Delhi-based referral recruitment platform, has received an undisclosed amount in Pre-Series A funding from Bedrock Ventures. MyRefers is working towards creating a skills marketplace powered by referrals and data intelligence. The funding will be used to build the product and technology. Vivek

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MOL raises US$169 million in its initial IPO round on Nasdaq

This is way less than its expected US$300 million. Each share was priced at US$12.50 The Malaysia-based online payment company MOL has just finished wrapping up its IPO on the Nasdaq stock exchange, raising US$169 million in the initial round of offering with the price of each share being US$12.50, the bottom of the initial US$12.50 to US$14.50 price

Technology

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will.i.am’s new wearable wants to rock your body

American rapper will.i.am’s new company i.am+ reveals a smartband called the Puls. What is different about it? Where is the love? According to rapper-turned-entrepreneur will.i.am, it’s on your wrist. will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams has launched a smartband known as the Puls (it’s pronounced as ‘Pulse’) at Salesforce’s Dreamforce event in San Francisco

Singapore

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IIPL invests in Startupbootcamp FinTech; sets up London office

The venture arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore will soon help set up a financial technology accelerator in Asia Infocomm Investments today announced its investment in London-based financial technology accelerator Startupbootcamp FinTech. The investment sum was not disclosed. For background, Infocomm Investments is the venture capital arm of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

Indonesia

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Maaduu will re-launch its services in Indonesia this November

Korean video channel, Maaduu, hopes back to back re-launches in Malaysia and Indonesia will help penetrate the SEA market Korea’s premium video channel Maaduu is reportedly preparing itself to re-launch its services in Indonesia this coming November. This is a part of Maaduu’s attempts to penetrate the Southeast Asian market, after previously being re-launched in

India

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MyRefers receives Pre-Series A funding from Bedrock Ventures

The funding will be used to build the product and technology MyRefers, a Delhi-based referral recruitment platform, has received an undisclosed amount in Pre-Series A funding from Bedrock Ventures. MyRefers is working towards creating a skills marketplace powered by referrals and data intelligence. The funding will be used to build the product and technology. Vivek

Malaysia

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[Updated] GrabTaxi raises Series C round of about US$65M

What will GrabTaxi do with its latest injection of funds? How will it become the top player in Southeast Asia? GrabTaxi has today announced at a press conference in Singapore that it has raised US$90 million in the last 12 months. This puts the company’s latest round of funding at around US$65 million. The funds

Thailand

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[Thailand] Startup Grind Bangkok with Edwyn Chann

Find out how Spottly snagged their funding with an exclusive interview with Edwyn Chann at Startup Grind Bangkok Synopsis: Are you ready for the amazing journey upcoming October? This month we will interview Edwyn Chan, co-founder of Spottly, one of the most popular social travel apps. Launched in Hong Kong, Spottly has just recently raised

World

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will.i.am’s new wearable wants to rock your body

American rapper will.i.am’s new company i.am+ reveals a smartband called the Puls. What is different about it? Where is the love? According to rapper-turned-entrepreneur will.i.am, it’s on your wrist. will.i.am, whose real name is William Adams has launched a smartband known as the Puls (it’s pronounced as ‘Pulse’) at Salesforce’s Dreamforce event in San Francisco

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