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How this Hong Kong startup raised $200k on IndieGogo in a week

Investment capital isn’t the key to startup success. Companies like Pantagonia and Mailchimp are examples of companies that grew without VC capital …

Profit

FDA announces draft guidance on evaluation of software as a medical device

Dive Brief:<p>The Food and Drug Administration released new draft guidance on evaluating software as a medical device.<br>• The document details the …

How e-payment tech is helping businesses to scale

Growing smartphone penetration, easy access to the internet will lead to an exponential rise in e-payment transactions

7 startups revolutionizing the travel experience

For active business owners, using their precious free moments to plan a vacation and think through the logistics of travel almost defeats the purpose of taking the trip.<p>Fortunately, a number of startups are transforming the travel industry — from how people pack to where they eat — and ultimately …

Travel

The Future of Healthcare? It’s In The Past

The future of healthcare is largely affected by politics and population health successes of the past, including vaccines, clean water, safe food, …

Digital Health

Hearthstone’s production director on crafting a $1.2 billion market leader

Hearthstone started out as project from a small team. It’s now one of Blizzard’s most important games.<p>The World of Warcraft company ventured into smaller projects with smaller teams years ago, and one of the results was Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, a digital collectible card game that released …

12 tech companies most likely to IPO in the next year

In many ways, tech IPOs have become the real unicorns: beasts that are mythical and thus never actually seen.<p>Put another way, it is the opposite of the way the term is used now to label any private, venture-backed company with a valuation north of $1 billion. Basically, that is pretty much every …

10 Singaporean startups you ought to know

Did you know that Singapore was ranked number 10 in Compass’ 2015 report of startup ecosystems? These companies help explain why

Number26 raises another $40 million for its vision for the future of banking

Berlin-based startup Number26 just raised a $40 million Series B round led by Horizons Ventures. With 200,000 clients, Number26 wants to become a major consumer-facing bank in Europe providing all the services you’d expect from your bank. And this funding round is an important milestone in order to …

Peter Thiel

Inbound marketing options all online businesses should utilise

Friends for hire: They can be your groomsmen or party buddies for a fee

For his wedding two months ago, bank executive Kenneth L., 31, found himself short of a groomsman.<p>Instead of enlisting one of his not-so-close …

Beenos, Beenext​ participate in Voonik’s US$20M Series B funding

The company has also acquired Styl, a Bangalore-based startup that lets users make appointments with salons and spas through its mobile app

‘Uber for photographers’ goes live in Singapore and Bangkok

We last profiled Pinpic in February when the young company had just embarked upon its Kickstarter campaign.<p>The startup, which aggregates professional …

Asia

4 rising startups in India – June 17, 2016

Two of these brought in over US$1 million this week.

Startups

3 startups get funding from Indonesia’s angel investment network

A mobile app for smallholder farmers, a medical training provider, and a contact management platform get funding from Indonesian angel investors.

Angel Investors

22 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …

Customers

Here are South Korea’s 15 top-funded startups (INFOGRAPHIC)

Here are the latest findings from <i>Tech in Asia</i>’s country-by-country top-funded startups series on South Korea. The infographic below uncovers South …

South Korea

Grab now offers cross-border rides between Johor Bahru and Singapore

Commuters who drive from Malaysia to Singapore can now use Grab's carpooling service.

Asia

Microsoft fights history with biggest-ever software acquisition

Microsoft just announced its heftiest acquisition, the biggest-ever in the software industry and among the largest in the history of technology.<p>None …

Stock Markets

Didi Chuxing lands US$600M from China Life — an Uber investor

China Life Investment Holding has also invested US$200 million in Didi Chuxing’s chief …

Singapore's Carro raises US$5.3M to help sell used cars

A Harvard graduate is building a new sharing economy app for millennials

Getmii connects you to people closeby to help fulfill tasks like pizza delivery or plumbing.

Game of Thrones

AR startup Blippar has launched the visual browser it says could be 'bigger than the internet itself'

On Thursday, Mitra revealed the fruits of his work.<p>"Blipparsphere" is a "visual browser" that uses machine learning to recognize real-world objects.<p>To use it, users fire up the iOS or Android Blippar app and point their smartphone camera at any object.<p>The app then uses Blippar's "proprietary …

Augmented Reality

These 20 Startups Will Run Your Life in 2020

These new companies will change the way technology engages our lives in the next five years.<p>In the startup world, 2020 may as well be the next century.<p>No one knows what will happen over the next decade, but there are a few dozen startups rising ever higher in 2016 that are targeting control of core …

Startups

16 hot UK fintech startups that could one day be worth $1 billion

Many lenders are losing business to more innovative and customer-focused startups offering cheaper, quicker, online services.<p>London is leading the way in Europe, with two fintech startups there already reaching "unicorn" status — the coveted $1 billion (£650 million) valuation. They are …

FinTech

Lyft’s $5.5 Billion Plan for World Domination

The founders of Lyft talk about Uber, Carl Icahn, and driverless cars.<p>When <b>Logan Green</b> visited Zimbabwe, in 2005, he was taken aback by the country’s widespread use of minivan taxis, or <i>kombis</i>, that ferried groups of people around with staggering efficiency. What if a groundbreaking technology could …

5 Affordable Online Marketing Strategies for the Startup With a Limited Budget

<i>Startups don't have much money to work with, but that doesn't mean you can't run a successful marketing campaign.</i><p>Every business goes through a startup phase, where customers are sparse, revenue is light, and you aren't 100 percent sure what you're doing (even if you're a seasoned entrepreneur). In …

Marketing

Tile raises $18 million to make personal belongings easy to find

To help people find lost, stolen or misplaced personal effects with the proverbial touch of a button, a startup called Tile has raised $18 million in a Series B funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.<p>For the unfamiliar, Tile makes square, waterproof tags that employ Bluetooth low-energy …

Startups

How Singapore’s startup ecosystem has grown up in the last 5 years (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Lion City hasn't always been a startup hub. Here's a look at its progress so far.

Asia