Indonesian live video streaming platform announces hiatus

The platform plans to broaden its reach by pivoting toward corporations and developers market 

Consolidation is the new normal for Japanese mobile gaming

Japan is a global leader in gaming, but Serkan Toto says indicators point to a precarious future for small to medium-sized game developers 

Do immigrants make better startup Founders than locals?

e27's Kevin McSpadden joined Analyse Asia for a fireside chat covering Hong Kong, Singapore and an interesting debate on ex-pat founders 

[Podcast] 500 Startups' James Riney wants a hustler with authenticity

The Tokyo-based VC shares his story, talks about traits he looks for in an entrepreneur, discusses Japan' startup ecosystem and more... 

Why freemium games like 'Candy Crush' may be on their way out

Despite Activision's massive US$5.9 billion investment in King Digital Entertainment, the days of freemium games may be numbered 

The Malaysian tech ecosystem is blooming; here's what it looks like

With a strong lead in the Southeast Asian tech IPO scene and a huge appetite for startup funding, things are looking peachy for Malaysia 

I like founders who can sell: 500 Startups Japan's James Riney

e27 catches up with the Head of 500 Startups Japan on the country's viability for startups, his go-to list for potential CEOs and more 

500 Startups continues Asia expansion with US$30M microfund for Japan

The fund will be headed by former VC at DeNA James Riney and an undisclosed partner; to be focussed on enabling startups in the country 

Japan's Mitsui & Co backs Indian e-commerce firm Naaptol

The business conglomerate participated in US$21 million funding round in e-commerce firm Naaptol, along with NEA, Canaan and SVB 

Indian messaging app Lookup raises US$116K from Japanese investors

This investment from DeNA Co and Teruhide Sato, Founder of BEENOS group brings the total amount raised to date to US$382,000