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

[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


GNum raises US$5.6 million in seed funding from Tembusu Partners

The Singapore-based startup will use the funding to expand operations globally over the next two years, and improve product pipeline and technologies Singapore-based tech startup GNum announced today that it has raised S$7 million (US$5.6 million) in seed funding from private equity firm Tembusu Partners. An official release said that GNum has developed a patent-pending technology that allows calls from


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


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

Chris Adams on social mobile first startups in Asia

Asian markets are ahead in social: TCG’s Chris Adams

The Director of TCG talks about social- and mobile-first approach of startups in the region, emulating the success of Alibaba and Hong Kong as a gateway to China Chris Adams has spent over five years working with startups as a social media consultant and provider of digital marketing services to drive sales and scale business


Tiphone to acquire Simpatindo for US$41 million

Tiphone has acquired 100 per cent of Simpatindo, the authorised dealer of TELKOMSEL. Why? It didn’t take too long for PT Tiphone Mobile Indonesia (Tiphone) to turn a splash of funding given by PT Pins Indonesia (one of Telkom’s subsidiaries) into something which boosts its business. As matter of fact, Tiphone has planned to acquire


Opera Mini has 30M monthly active users in Indonesia

Opera’s flagship has a quarter of 30 million monthly active users operating the platform via their smartphones Opera recently claimed that its flagship, Opera Mini, gets operated by more than 30 million Indonesian monthly active users. A quarter of them are smartphone users, especially Android. This significant number, which increased 2.5 times from last year,


Chinese stock market app iMaibo jumps 6.5X to 650K users in 9 months

The firm has revamped its Sentiment Index, which will be rolled out with a buy and sell signal by end of 2014 Chinese stock market app iMaibo has been growing steadily in both user numbers and daily page views, said Jonathan Cai, VP of Business Development, iMaibo. The two-year-old Guangzhou-based company started the year with 100,000 users on


Skystar Ventures Incubator’s second batch is now open

Last day for registration is November 27, 2014; the programme will start on February 26, 2015 Prepare yourself startups, as the Skystar Ventures’ second batch of incubation is now open. The registration period will last until November 27, 2014 and the programme would be started on February 26, 2015. This event will provide the chosen ones with a

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SK Telecom to buy US-based shopping loyalty app firm Shopkick

The deal will help the South Korean wireless telecommunications company gain insights into the US market According to The Wall Street Journal, South Korean wireless telecommunications company SK Telecom has said yes to acquiring US-based mobile loyalty app firm Shopkick.  The same report noted that as claimed by a well-placed source, SK Planet Inc., a subsidiary of SK

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Loopd’s wearable aims to bring new-age analytics to events

Loopd’s Badge fits seamlessly with how trade shows currently operate and is of value to organisers, exhibitors and attendees   Loopd’s product Badge claims to deliver high-quality business analytics through wearables that fit seamlessly with how trade shows currently operate. Badge is worn around the neck as any trade show identification card, and involves technology that tracks attendee movement throughout the


Travelog launches new version; poises self as travel aggregator

Everyone wants everything in one place. Singapore’s Travelog aims to be just that One travel app to rule them all? Singapore-based Travelog wants to be just that, with its new 2.0 update and pivot from a travel sharing platform to an aggregator. Founded by Matt Kwa, Youngun Cho and Robinson Park, the Echelon 2014 alumnus


[Singapore] Global Start-Up@Singapore Seminar

Kuwo CEO Ming Lei will speak at Start-Up@Singapore on building mobile startups, how to create scalable platforms and viral marketing plans Synopsis: This upcoming Global Start-Up@Singapore Seminar on building global company will feature Mr. Ming Lei, one of the seven founders and Chief Architect of search engine Baidu and Founder and CEO of Kuwo, a