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Indian smart devices brand XOLO partners with 6degrees

The tie-up will allow XOLO users to update contact details on their trusted friends’ phones remotely by just updating their own phone XOLO, a smart devices brand from India, has announced partnership with 6degrees, a self-updating phonebook app which allows users to share their entire network of personal connections with their trusted friends. It will be

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Meet Blueprint, Hong Kong’s latest B2B tech accelerator & co-working space

Ten startups will get to move into the new space, along with gaining extensive mentorship; Blueprint will not take equity from startups Hong Kong already has over 30 co-working spaces, a significant improvement on the measly three that were around only a few years ago. From next month, the city it is set to have one

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Everything we know about the OLX partnerships from CEO for SEA Brad Porteus

OLX’s CEO for Southeast Asia Brad Porteus gives a detailed look at the road ahead, assuming the partnerships go as planned by around January 2015 Following the announcement last week that Naspers, Schibsted Media Group, Telenor Group and Singapore Press Holdings have decided to establish four joint ventures for the development of their online classified businesses instead of

Partnership featured

Indian smart devices brand XOLO partners with 6degrees

The tie-up will allow XOLO users to update contact details on their trusted friends’ phones remotely by just updating their own phone XOLO, a smart devices brand from India, has announced partnership with 6degrees, a self-updating phonebook app which allows users to share their entire network of personal connections with their trusted friends. It will be

Finance

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Bigcommerce raises US$50 million in Series D funding

The company will use the funds to invest in product development, grow sales and marketing, and expand its business to new markets Australia-based e-commerce platform Bigcommerce today announced raising US$50 million in Series D funding. The company will use the funds to invest in product development, grow sales and marketing, and expand its business to

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Hong Kong’s Ambi Climate ends Kickstarter campaign on nearly 5X goal

Ambi Climate’s CMO tells e27 he was initially worried because Asia ‘is still not very big on supporting reward-based crowdfunding campaigns’ Hong Kong-based Ambi Climate, the ‘smart add-on for your air conditioner’ that raised over US$30,000 in just nine hours, finally ended its Kickstarter campaign on Friday, November 14, 2014 with US$114,892 pledged of its humble US$25,000

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Bigcommerce raises US$50 million in Series D funding

The company will use the funds to invest in product development, grow sales and marketing, and expand its business to new markets Australia-based e-commerce platform Bigcommerce today announced raising US$50 million in Series D funding. The company will use the funds to invest in product development, grow sales and marketing, and expand its business to

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Echelon Malaysia: Three IPOs you need to know about

For many startups, IPO is the holy grail of exit strategies. Find out how three tech firms managed that feat at Echelon Malaysia IPO, or initial public offering, is a simple word that captures neatly both the desires and fears of almost every startup. Being able to bring a company to public attention, letting media and industry

Technology

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How GIS mapping could end corruption in India

Filmmaker and Anchor Lakshmi Rebecca shares how GIS mapping is being used by a Mumbai-based technopreneur to curb corruption that’s plaguing the country’s economy Meet the young techie from Mumbai who is using GIS mapping in a promising path towards curbing corruption! His solutions track food supply, waste management, development of infrastructure projects and more

Singapore

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How was Visa’s first FinTech Asia event?

Bringing together the brightest minds in financial tech in Singapore, it allowed entrepreneurs & investors to catch a glimpse of the future Last week, the Red Dot Museum in downtown Singapore played host to Visa’s first ever FinTech Asia event which brought together more than 250 leaders in the fintech (financial technology) community, the banking industry,

Indonesia

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Female Daily Network raises US$1M Series A funding

The investment was led by Ideosource. Female Daily Network will expand its reach with this influx of funds Female Daily Network (FDN) announced it has raised US$1 million Series A funding from group of investor led by Ideosource. Also joining this funding round are SMDV and Convergence Accel. This investment will be used to improve

India

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How GIS mapping could end corruption in India

Filmmaker and Anchor Lakshmi Rebecca shares how GIS mapping is being used by a Mumbai-based technopreneur to curb corruption that’s plaguing the country’s economy Meet the young techie from Mumbai who is using GIS mapping in a promising path towards curbing corruption! His solutions track food supply, waste management, development of infrastructure projects and more

Malaysia

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[Malaysia] Growth Hacking Malaysia

Learn about growth hacking from experienced experts and receive on the spot advice and feedback on your current growth challenges! Synopsis: “Startups don’t fail because they can’t get the product built, they fail because they can’t acquire customers” Growth Hacking Malaysia focuses on tactics and processes to achieve fast and sustainable startup growth based on the concept

Thailand

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iCar Asia secures US$18 million in funding

Has also entered into an agreement to acquire Thailand’s automotive classifieds site One2Car.com and its associated assets for approximately US$15 million iCar Asia, owner of network of automotive portals including Carlist.my and LiveLifeDrive.com, today announced that it has secured approximately RM 60 million (US$18 million) in funding. The funds will be used to boost its growth.

World

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This holiday season send less email to make more money

A minimalist approach in sending out promotional messages can yield you maximum results, says Paul Tenney of Ematic Solutions It’s holiday time, and that means marketers worldwide are warming up their servers and preparing to bombard inboxes with billions upon billions of promotional messages. From Black Friday to Cyber Monday (and we’re hearing whispers of Cyber

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