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[Singapore] Startup Weekend Education Singapore

[Singapore] Startup Weekend Education Singapore

Transform your ideas into action with the first Startup Weekend Education (SWEDU) held in Singapore   Synopsis: Have you ever had an idea for improving education? Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills & the passion & dedication to build a startup


Chinese mobile ad platform Lomark raises US$30M in Series B investment

China’s digital advertising market is expected to be worth US$31.9 billion by 2018. Lomark and its investors are looking for a piece of it Lomark, a Chinese mobile advertising solutions platform headquartered in Shenzhen, has raised US$30 million in Series B funding led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). ABC Capital, Shenzhen Fortune Venture


[Updated] KerjaDulu gets undisclosed amount in angel round from Budi Setiadharma

The Indonesian startup will use the funding to enhance its platform, grow its team, fuel sales and marketing, and add partnerships programmes Jakarta-based KerjaDulu, a social networking platform aimed at bringing together Indonesian job-seeking professionals and recruiting employers, has raised an undisclosed amount in an angel round from Budi Setiadharma. Budi Setiadharma is Chairman and President


Samsung and SingTel offer one lucky startup access to their 500M mobile customers

The three-day competition organised by SingTel and Samsung starts in Singapore today, with a final winner to be announced on November 26 Samsung and SingTel Group have today launched a three-day mentorship event in Singapore comprised of candidates admitted from a series of local competitions held in the region since May. The potential loot: access to


A snapshot of Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem: Conversations from October 2014

Read some of e27′s exclusive discussions with founders and investors on Hong Kong’s startup scene from October 2104 Starting from mid-October, I’ve had the chance to speak with some of the players in Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem, from founders to investors and beyond. In this post, I’m going to curate some of those comments — all of


Indian startup MindHelix’s smart home device Rico surpasses US$100K Kickstarter goal

Rico is being plugged as ‘the world’s first smart home security device that uses your spare (or used) smartphone as its brain and eyes’ MindHelix, the Indian startup behind crowdfunded smart home device Rico, has surpassed its US$100,000 Kickstarter campaign goal with 764 backers at the time of writing — and 36 hours still to go.

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Bringing transparency to Bitcoin: Bitspark’s George Harrap

The Bitspark Founder talks about Bitcoin exchange, China being the largest market, Asians’ aversion to risk, and more Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange startup Bitspark last week announced its beta launch. Here at e27, we love speaking to startup founders, and George Harrap was more than happy to share his startup vision with us. Read on to find out why this Australian Founder

Grana's Co-founders Pieter Wittgen & Luke Grana

“There are fewer startups in Hong Kong, but it can work in our favour”

In the second part of the interview, Grana’s Co-founders talk the Hong Kong startup scene, having a global team, their industry idols, and more This concludes the two-part e27 exclusive with Grana’s Co-founders Pieter Wittgen and Luke Grana. Read Part 1 here. Do you have any direct competitors in the local area? Grana: The fashion market


It’s tough to find really good startups to invest in Singapore: Alex Toh

IncuVest’s Toh shares the firm’s investment philosophy, emerging Russian tech ecosystem, advantages of being in Singapore, and more IncuVest, a Singapore-based investor group, announced earlier this month that it had funded six seed-stage startups — Baseride Technologies, Intellect Motion, Matchimi, Smartmissimo Technologies, Gamera Networks and Monkimun – over the last three months. The company says it has seen over 1,000 deals, formally


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

Grana's Co-founders Pieter Wittgen & Luke Grana

Rebuilding the fast fashion model from the ground up: Grana’s Pieter Wittgen & Luke Grana

In the first part of this e27 exclusive, Grana’s Co-founders introduce their disruptive online-only fashion startup based in Hong Kong Grana is a new and highly disruptive online-only fashion startup based out of a 3,300 sqft warehouse in Hong Kong by Dutch and Australian Co-founders Pieter Wittgen and Luke Grana (whose name is behind the


US$1 billion invested in Korean startups this year

Signs of growth in the Korean startup market as corporations and government rally behind entrepreneurship Sources in the goverment have confirmed that a total of around US$1 billion was invested in startups in the first nine months of the year. This represents a 9.5 per cent increase from a year earlier. The number of startups that received investment also

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Passion matters in today’s world: Bill Tai — Part 2

People would rather try to take control of their own destiny and have fun while doing it, says Tai, while talking about the current generation This concludes the two-part e27 exclusive with venture capitalist Bill Tai. Read Part 1 here How’s Hong Kong as a startup location? Hong Kong and other geographies around the world are becoming

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Bill Tai wants to ‘empower the next generation’ of Zuckerbergs

In this e27 exclusive, Tai talks about the OzAPP Awards, his MaiTai community, books he recommends, tech’s fifth wave and much more This is part one of a two-part e27 exclusive with Bill Tai Legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Tai, who established the West Coast office of Charles River Ventures in 2002 and whose firm seeded

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In pursuit of a startup unicorn: Venture Capitalist Bill Tai

Defining a tech unicorn as a startup with a US$1 billion market cap, Tai says finding one is a lot like the surfer trying to ride that perfect wave Legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist Bill Tai, who established the West Coast office of Charles River Ventures, is looking to find tech startups’ next ‘unicorn’, which he defines as “a


[Singapore] JSConf.Asia

Learn about the latest developments in Javascript in Southeast Asia’s most influential web developer conference Synopsis: Learn about the latest developments in Javascript with 2 days of packed talks and workshops from some of the best developers from companies like Airbnb, Paypal, Yahoo, DigitalOcean, Meteor, Github, Atlassian, Redmart, Zendesk, Microsoft and many, many more. It’s