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Thailand-based messaging startup Dipify quietly launches beta

e27 spoke to Dipify’s Co-founder about the messaging-app-with-a-twist’s launch earlier this month and raising investment, among other things Dipify, the startup that won this year’s Echelon Satellite Thailand’s People’s Choice, quietly launched a beta version of its messenger-app-with-a-twist on Google Play earlier this month. An iOS version is in the pipeline (currently only accessible via TestFlight). The idea behind

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This startup promises you a perfectly planned vacation

Clueless as to where to head to this holiday or things to do this weekend? Travel startup Adenue offers to figure it out for you Planning what to do while travelling can be a huge hassle, especially when it’s done while juggling the demands of personal and professional life. Voices are raised, tempers flared and

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PCCW Global acquires cyber security startup Crypteia Networks

Crypteia Networks’ founder tells e27 his startup had been completely bootstrapped prior to the acquisition In response to the growing sophistication of today’s cyber threats, PCCW Global, the international division of Hong Kong-based telecommunications service provider HKT, announced earlier this week that it has acquired Greek security startup Crypteia Networks for an undisclosed amount. Crypteia Networks says

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Thailand-based messaging startup Dipify quietly launches beta

e27 spoke to Dipify’s Co-founder about the messaging-app-with-a-twist’s launch earlier this month and raising investment, among other things Dipify, the startup that won this year’s Echelon Satellite Thailand’s People’s Choice, quietly launched a beta version of its messenger-app-with-a-twist on Google Play earlier this month. An iOS version is in the pipeline (currently only accessible via TestFlight). The idea behind

Finance

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Koudai Gouwu raises US$350M in Tencent-led Series C funding

The Chinese e-commerce company will use this massive investment to expand its user base Chinese e-commerce company Koudai Gouwu – or Pocket Shopping in English — quietly revealed in a posting to its Weibo account yesterday that it had raised US$350 million in series C funding led by Tencent, one of Alibaba’s biggest competitors in the online retail space. Kuodai had originally raised

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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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Koudai Gouwu raises US$350M in Tencent-led Series C funding

The Chinese e-commerce company will use this massive investment to expand its user base Chinese e-commerce company Koudai Gouwu – or Pocket Shopping in English — quietly revealed in a posting to its Weibo account yesterday that it had raised US$350 million in series C funding led by Tencent, one of Alibaba’s biggest competitors in the online retail space. Kuodai had originally raised

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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

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Thailand-based messaging startup Dipify quietly launches beta

e27 spoke to Dipify’s Co-founder about the messaging-app-with-a-twist’s launch earlier this month and raising investment, among other things Dipify, the startup that won this year’s Echelon Satellite Thailand’s People’s Choice, quietly launched a beta version of its messenger-app-with-a-twist on Google Play earlier this month. An iOS version is in the pipeline (currently only accessible via TestFlight). The idea behind

Singapore

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Singaporean startup wins at Fukuoka Global Venture Awards

KAI Square, a surveillance solutions provider, bagged prize money of US$32,647 at the awards ceremony held in Fukuoka, Japan Singaporean startup KAI Square has won the Award of Excellence at the Fukuoka Global Venture Awards for its Video-Analytics-as-a-Service (VAaaS) product. It has won a prize money of JPY 200,000 (US$32,647). Held for the first time, the Fukuoka

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Indonesia-based Tokopedia raises US$100M from SoftBank, Sequoia Capital

The investment is expected to close in mid-December 2014. It will also see participation from existing shareholder SB Pan Asia Fund Softbank today announced that it will lead a US$100 million funding round via SoftBank Internet and Media, Inc. (SIMI) in Indonesian online marketplace Tokopedia. The round will also see participation from Sequoia Capital and existing

India

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ChefHost launches in Hong Kong, Macau, India and China

The startup has added features such as ‘Fly home a chef’ and concierge services, among others ChefHost, an online community and marketplace connecting chefs with customers for bespoke private dining experiences, has launched in Hong Kong, Macau, India and China. The service is operational in eight cities in India. ChefHost has also added a host of

Malaysia

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Did you know these 5 facts about Malaysia’s tech ecosystem?

Malaysia boasts a vibrant tech and startup ecosystem. Here are 5 reasons why e27 chose it as the next destination for its Echelon initiative It’s just over a month to e27‘s next big event – Echelon Malaysia 2014. You may wonder: Why Malaysia? Just what makes Malaysia the next Echelon destination – is it the quality of the startups,

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Thailand-based messaging startup Dipify quietly launches beta

e27 spoke to Dipify’s Co-founder about the messaging-app-with-a-twist’s launch earlier this month and raising investment, among other things Dipify, the startup that won this year’s Echelon Satellite Thailand’s People’s Choice, quietly launched a beta version of its messenger-app-with-a-twist on Google Play earlier this month. An iOS version is in the pipeline (currently only accessible via TestFlight). The idea behind

World

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Brainly, with 7M unique users in Asia, wants to solve homework woes

Don’t understand calculus? Check out this platform that has seven million unique users in Asia “What is the meaning of the word ‘uncouth’?” read one post on Brainly.ph, one of the many localised sites belonging to the Poland-based peer-to-peer homework help network. For background, the company was first founded in 2009 by Michał Borkowski, Tomasz Kraus and Łukasz

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