SparkLabs Group started in 2012 with a Seoul-based accelerator dedicated to boosting South Korea’s then-nascent startup ecosystem. Now it’s going back to its roots with the launch of a $50 million fund for early-stage Korean startups that want to expand globally.
Tokopedia, an internet company that allows individuals and business owners in Indonesia to open and manage their own online stores easily and for free. Tokopedia provides a better online selling experience to the sellers, so that the sellers can provide a better online shopping experience to their customers.
MiCab, a Cebu-based ride-sharing startup that, unlike Uber or Grab, “exclusively partner with taxi fleet companies who take pride in their service, putting the value of their vehicles and drivers top of the priority.”
MiCab is currently available in Visayas; Cebu City and Iloilo City, with plans to launch the service in Metro Manila and Davao City.
Line, the Japanese company best known for its messaging app — and cutesy animal stickers — this week announced that it will offer a licensed taxi booking service to its users in Thai capital Bangkok. The service is set to launch before the end of this year.
Whatfix, a SaaS startup that allows enterprises to create interactive help guides on their websites, has raised INR 24 crore (US$3.7 million) in Series A round of funding, led by Indian VC firm Stellaris Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors Helion Venture Partners and Powerhouse Ventures.
Marquee angels, including Gokul Rajaram (Product Engineering Lead at Square), Girish Mathrubootham (Freshdesk CEO), Aneesh Reddy (Capillary Technologies CEO) and US-based investor Vispi Daver, have also joined the round.
Kuala Lumpur-based Internet TV service iflix has raised over US$90 million from Liberty Global, an international TV and broadband company; Zain, a Middle Eastern and Africa telco; and a private consumer business investment management firm in Africa.
iflix had partnered with Zain last month to launch ‘iflix Arabia’ in the MENA region.
iflix appears to be expanding to market where Netflix has little or no presence at all.
Fave is a marketplace for discounted offers on things to eat, do, see and experience in your city. Users can get up to 70% discount from restaurants, cafes, spas, salons, gyms, etc. There are currently more than hundreds of deals in listed in the service.
Fave is also available to all iOS and Android users. The Fave group was spun off from Malaysian fitness subscription service KFit.
After nabbing Groupon Indonesia and Groupon Malaysia, the Fave group has come for the Singapore version of the daily deals site. Fave, which has a similar mandate, announced today it has acquired Groupon Singapore.
Details about the deal have not been disclosed.
The Fave group evolved out of Malaysian fitness subscription service KFit. While KFit is still available as a separate service and app, it’s now part of Fave along with Groupon Indonesia. Groupon Malaysia has been completely integrated into Fave, and Groupon Indonesia and Singapore will follow in 2017.
Gurgaon-based MyTaxiIndia (MTI), an online platform to book outstation taxi and cab rental services in India, has raised strategic investment from UAE-based investment and holding company Zain Group of Companies.
The startup was founded in 2013 by Anshuman Mihir (CEO). MTI is an outstation taxi and cabs service provider, focussed on servicing both one-way taxi and package-based outstation taxi service segments. Its services are available in more than 120 cities across India with 10,000-plus routes, including Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Agra, Chandigarh, Pune, Manali, and Shimla.
Delivereat, a Malaysian food delivery service founded in 2012 by Penangites who wants to bring conviences to customers while also providing varierty. Our mission is to provide reliable food delivery to our customers and at the same time assist restaurants in managing delivery manpower management in an affordable and convenient way.
Since rebooting the site last month, majority of the content that you see on the site are aggregated and/or curated content from top tech blog and news website from the Philippines and the region. I also started curating details on Asian startups most notably those based in Southeast Asia.
Since I cannot cover all the startups that are being founded and launch in the region, I decided to just create a submission form for startups. The form will allow founders or just any individual to add their favorite startup to the site and be included in the Startup list. You can access the form here.
In order for me to add or publish the details of the startup that you submitted, you must follow at least keep in mind these 8 simple rules;
All submission are subjected for verification.
Not all submitted startup will be published because well see rule no. 1.
I have and will edit the content if needed.
I prefer that the submitter’s email address should be using the startup’s domain name but it’s not required.
No porn, casino and all those tings that destroys our youth.
This is not for guest post submission. I will be setting up a system on guest post submission, so please be patient.
Startups based in Asia will be prioritized!
This is not the place to contact me. You can go here if you want to get in touch with me.
Logo or screenshot should at least have a 500 x 500 px resolution.
You may ask, why the hell do I need to create a startup list?
GOOD question and I have GOOD answer, well it sounds GOOD to me at least. Since I mainly cover tech and startup news, if your startup is mentioned in the article then I can link the name of the startup to the startup bio that I have on the site. So that readers can look up the details of your company and hopefully visit your site. There’s also the SEO-goodness, since I’ll be linking the article to your startup’s website. Win-Win right?!
Also, I’m just a lazy SOB, so I’m letting startups themselves add their startup on the site. Hopefully they’ll do better than what I did on the startups that I already have.
WeWork is the platform for creators. We provide everything you need to make a life, not just a living. The New York-based started was co-founded by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey in 2010. The startup currently have more than 40,000 members in 23 cities worldwide.
CarTrade, a leading online automobile classifieds platform in India, has raised US$55 million, led by existing investor Singapore-based Temasek Holdings, with participation from a large family office in the US.
Indonesian crowdfunding platform for creative projects Wujudkan announced yesterday that is going to shut down its business, according to an official statement on the platform’s blog.
Citing March 31 as the last day of the plaform’s operation, Wujudkan Founder and CEO Mandy Marahimin wrote that the company’s inability to generate income through the campaigns that it successfully funded is the main reason why they decided to end it.
Alibaba today confirmed months of rumors that it has raised US$1.1 billion in funding for its spin-off Koubei business, which helps people find deals at restaurants, KFC, gyms, karaoke bars, and other local venues. (Hat-tip to TechCrunch’s Jon Russell for noticing this.)
Sociolla is Indonesia’s trusted and most complete online shopping destination offering authentic beauty products e.g. make up, skin care, hair care, fragrance and beauty tools serving women across Indonesia.
Ecommerce and logistics company Anchanto has launched a new software platform that helps merchants, brands, and distributors sell products on a multitude of marketplaces. The product, called SelluSeller, was announced today during a company event in Singapore.
Practo is a healthcare company founded by Shashank ND and Abhinav Lal in 2009. Patients use Practo to find and book appointments with doctors, and some doctors use Practo Ray a Saas software to manage their practice.
India-based Practo, a startup that helps consumers locate doctors and healthcare information, has closed a $55 million Series D funding round that will fuel an expansion into more emerging markets worldwide.
Postr is a mobile ad tech startup based in New Zealand that provides personalised and rewarding content to users.
Postr provides full analytics and unmatched targeting options to advertisers and takes their message where it matters most – into their audiences’ pocket. We provide an opt-in consumer experience that allows users to access content they’re intersted in in 2-3 steps instead of 6-8. Our mission is to create better connections between consumers, content and brands on mobile and reward everyone along the way. Advertiser brands that have featured on the platform include KFC, McDonalds, CocaCola, Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Jim Beam and over half a dozen of universities.