Author Archives: Elaine Huang

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

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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Singapore’s CoinPip part of 500 Startups’ Batch 11

Anson Zeall, Co-founder and CEO, CoinPip, is now in the US for the accelerator programme “Metrics, metrics, metrics,” said Anson Zeall, whose Singapore-based Bitcoin startup CoinPip has been enrolled in 500 Startups’ Batch 11 accelerator programme. His last nine days with the programme, which started on October 13, 2014, have been quite meaningful. He told

appier

4 things you need to know about cross-screen advertising: Appier

Content, format, timing and device: Appier’s new report has a trove of data about cross-screen advertising in Asia Cross-screen advertising is the next big trend, said Chih-Han Yu, CEO and Co-founder, Appier, at a press session in Singapore today morning. Yu was sharing insights from the Taiwanese marketing technology company’s latest and inaugural report on

trippiece

trippiece’s English site scores 27 trips, 480 users in 6 months

The social travelling platform has been doing well in Japan, but wants to capture more users in rest of Asia Japanese travel startup trippiece first launched its English website in April 2014. Half a year later, it has today announced having conducted 27 trips with 480 users on its English version. For background, trippiece is

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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

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Taobao Marketplace launches self pick-up service with SingPost’s POPStation

Always missing parcels? This particular partnership might make Taobao customers in Singapore very happy Remember Alibaba’s US$249 million investment in Singapore Post (SingPost) earlier in May 2014? Well, that particular deal is already bearing fruit for the Chinese e-commerce giant. Alibaba’s Taobao Marketplace Southeast Asia has today launched a self pick-up service with SingPost. Customers

between

Couple app Between goes PC; Mac version in pipeline

Korean company VCNC has been testing its PC app with 5,000 users. How has the response been so far? South Korea-based couple smartphone app Between is mobile-only no more with parent company VCNC today launching the PC version of the communications platform. Park Jaeuk, CEO and Co-founder, VCNC, said in an official statement that Between

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Meet TriBeluga, Korea’s newest incubator for startups looking at China

This glitzy incubator wants to help Korean startups move to China with local knowledge and connections Just a two-minute walk from Sinsa station in Seoul, Korea, is newly launched TriBeluga, the brainchild of 28-year-old Lili Luo. Located at 82 Naruteo-ro, Seocho-gu (Jamwon-dong), the Korea-based incubator has more to offer than just a space. At its

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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

lola-date

Love Out Loud Asia (LOLA) gets acquired by Lunch Actually Group

Someone’s being taken out for a nice lunch. Mobile dating app startup Love Out Loud Asia will be launching its new app early next year Mobile dating startup Love Out Loud Asia (LOLA) has today announced that it has been acquired by the Lunch Actually Group, a dating and matchmaking company that started in Singapore

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Chinese advertisers fuelling global mobile ad spend growth: AppFlood

Asia as a region is doing extremely well, as it leads the world in all aspects from advertising budgets to app discovery through mobile ads Asia is leading Q3 2014 with the highest share of global users downloading mobile apps through advertisements, according to a report published by global programmatic mobile ad platform AppFlood. The

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BlastOut wants to help event-goers make temporary connections

This Singapore-based app wants to give its users the privilege of staying private on a social network. A temporary social network, that is Two words: Ephemeral content. Or just one word: BlastOut. Like popular US-based chat application SnapChat, Singapore-based geolocation social media platform BlastOut is all about the temporal, fleeting moments. But unlike the former

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DrWealth raises US$640K from Puffer Ventures and angel investors

Funds will be used to grow the team to a headcount of eight by early next year and boost development efforts Singapore-based online personal finance company DrWealth.com today announced securing S$800,000 (US$640,000) in seed funding from Puffer Ventures (the venture capital arm of PhilipCapital) and angel investors including Huang Shao Ning (former MD and Co-founder, JobsCentral

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