Burpple, the social food diary app, today announced their latest funding leg by Neoteny Labs together with QuestVC to the tune of US$500,000. Singapore-based Burpple recently expanded their services into the Chinese market in June. QuestVC, led by co-founder of 55tuan James Tan, brings much-needed knowledge for the Burpple team in terms of growth strategy in China.

In the press release, James Chan, Principal of Neoteny Labs, said, “Food and meals are an integral part of our daily routine. The individual’s relationship with the dishes he or she has eaten or would like to try remains a white space that hasn’t been properly addressed by any service or app. I’ve watched the Burpple team go from strength to strength as they translated their initial idea into execution, and am proud to be both an avid foodie user and an investor.”

Burpple was recently crowned as one of the Top 10 Startups in Asia at the Open Web Asia 2012 held in Haikou, China. The 10 startups were chosen from nearly 100 nominees all over Asia and includes Echelon alumnus Between and Moglue.

“The seed funding will empower Burpple to accelerate the building of a world-class product team and scale the growth opportunities across a variety of markets and platforms on the mobile and on the web. We have some groundbreaking stuff in the pipeline that will change the way people experience food throughout the world,” says Dixon Chan, co-founder of Burpple.