Startups can better curate data with cognitive computing systems

By Yon Heong Tung | Jul 07, 2015

Businesses like banks are heavily dependent on providing personalised service to their clients. So how can computers help? Read More

Everything you wanted to know about South Africa’s startup ecosystem

By geektime | Jul 07, 2015

With all the attention on Asia from investors, sometimes people forget there are other markets like South Africa doing interesting things Read More

Fin-tech startup IndiaLends raises funding led by DSG

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jul 07, 2015

The Delhi-based credit underwriting and analytics startup for unsecured lending plans to expand to Bangalore and Mumbai soon Read More

Inside Indonesian gaming studio Touchten's Series C led by GREE

By Elaine Huang | Jul 07, 2015

Anton Soeharyo, CEO of Touchten, shares with e27 how he pitched to 67 VCs in 12 months then secured funding from GREE and 500 Startups Read More

GrabTaxi lands "historic" accreditation in Philippines as regulations catch up

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jul 07, 2015

GrabTaxi is now the first and only service of its kind in the Philippines to be fully accredited as a Transportation Network Company (TNC) by the Land Transportation Franchising & Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Read More

Skype Co-founder backs KL-based GlassesGroupGlobal in US$3M Series A

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jul 07, 2015

This takes the startup's total raised capital to US$4.5 million, and the addition of Skype Co-founder as an angel is interesting -- but there's still plenty competitors in the region Read More

Op-ed: An American's first look at an Asian tech conference

By Worth Smith | Jul 06, 2015

After a whirlwind two days, entrepreneur Worth Smith has these observations about Echelon Asia Summit 2015 -- his prejudice changed to pride Read More

The government will support Indonesian e-commerce industry, by shutting it down

By DailySocial | Jul 06, 2015

The Indonesian government has tried to bring the country's e-commerce industry forward through a variety of means, not all of them successful Read More

Cut out the broker and Zoom(o) to the pre-owed car of your choice

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jul 06, 2015

The Bangalore-based P2P pre-owned car buying platform recently bagged US$5 million in funding from SAIF Partners Read More

Sendhelper wants US$300K to take on Helpling in Singapore

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jul 06, 2015

Does Rocket-Internet-backed market incumbent Helpling really face any threat from underdog Sendhelper? Co-founder Maximillian Loosen thinks so Read More

The snowball effect of wealth and property

By geektime | Jul 06, 2015

For people who have never really had much in the way of possessions and money, this article sheds light on the way equity and prosperity go together Read More

The Voyagin story: Its sail from startup to a Rakuten company

By Elaine Huang | Jul 06, 2015

Japan-based travel activities marketplace Voyagin sets sail to scale greater heights with sealed sale. How did it get started? Where will it go? Read More

China's iMaibo secures US$4M in Series A from Guotai Junan

By Yon Heong Tung | Jul 06, 2015

iMaibo will use the monies to increase hiring as well as scale its business Read More

[Update] Foodpanda's offices in Singapore raided by police: source

By Michael de Waal-Montgomery | Jul 06, 2015

The Rocket Internet-backed company has formally denied the rumour in a statement sent to e27 today Read More

Japan’s Recruit Holdings buys edtech startup Quipper for US$39M

By Mike Michalec | Jul 06, 2015

The London-based startup has operations in nine countries including Indonesia and Thailand; serves over 1.5 million students and 150,000 teachers Read More

Bizzy joins Indonesia's young B2B e-comm space with US$2.5M funding

By Yon Heong Tung | Jul 06, 2015

With investment from Ardent Capital, Bizzy aims to improve the country's business supplies and services market Read More

From Archives: Can EazyDiner survive in India’s dog-eat-dog food market?

By Sainul Abudheen K | Jul 04, 2015

EazyDiner, a real-time table reservation startup recently co-founded by Indian food journalist Vir Sanghvi, has raised US$1 million in funding Read More

From Archives: Debunking myths in sheep land; meet the innovators of New Zealand

By Twishy Shahi | Jul 04, 2015

The country majorly known for health and agri-tech has started taking a leap into the new phase of technology Read More

Chicks and geeks: 50 shades of relationships with new Zuckerbergs

By Vladislav Solodkiy | Jul 04, 2015

How do new-age sex symbols, the Zuckerbergs, build their relationships -- with investors, fellow entrepreneurs and women? Read More

500 Startups tops up US$5M into its SEA micro fund 500 Durians

By Iris Leung | Jul 03, 2015

The two-year-old micro fund has made over 40 investments in Asia, among the 140 total deals done in the region by 500 Startups to date Read More

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