Startups

  • Charting Indonesia’s Burgeoning Startup Ecology

    Amid pungent wafts of spices and stifling tropical heat, a struggling middle class of bright minds and unnerving spirit is brining the regional limelight to Jakarta and the surrounding cities. Their version of the vision for Pax Javanicus demonstrates how Indonesia could enjoy modern enterprise and consumerism, just like...
  • Pirika, Japan’s Garbage Picker and Mission to Cleaning the World [startup]

    Type Pirika into the search engine and dozens of nonsensical terms come into view, as random LinkedIn profiles one doesn’t even bother to know more about.  Yet scroll down a little further and there appears a rare headline that makes any environmental geek cheer.  Last month in December Techcruch...
  • Will bankers invest in startups? CityMeetsTech to kick-start the UK tech eco-system

    “There have been a few successful exits from the UK, but money has generally been acquired from the US.” – Steve Kennedy, Angel Investor, London tech scene veteran. Are we lacking of investors in other parts of the world, or are they being picky? Or do we actually lack...
  • Maaduu: One successful year of the Free Video-on-Demand online TV Channel

    Maaduu is the first and only free and legal video-on-demand online TV channel in Malaysia that runs primetime K-dramas and live performances of K-pop artists, 48 hours after its release in Korea from Korea’s KBS and MBC respectively. It plays high-quality videos complete with English subtitles. Its library stocks over 2,000...
  • uSnap.Us Aces Kiwi Startup Weekend

    After 54 hours of pitching, researching, coding and designing – uSnap.Us emerged as the winner of Startup Weekend Wellington. Despite the fact that it was the first Startup Weekend ever held in New Zealand’s capital, the event attracted around 100 participants; further cementing the reputation of the city as...
  • 2nd NEF-Awani ICT Awards 2011 is calling for nomination

    NEF-Awani ICT Awards is back and was recently launched on 31st October 2011 at InterContinental Kuala Lumpur, organized by Astro Awani television channel and Malaysian Association of Bumiputera ICT Industry and Entrepreneurs (NEF), and launched. This year, the Awards have opened more categories which are: Best Software Best Animation/Games Best New...
  • The new (and cheap) Samurai Payment Gateway

    FeeFighters is a Chicago-based startup, a comparison shopping site for credit card processing. The purpose is to help merchants to cut down spending on credit card fees and conduct reverse auctions to solicit competing bids from credit card processing companies. CEO Sean Harper notices that many of their customers...
  • TechCrunch founder, Michael Arrington goes Uncrunched

    Michael Arrington, founder of the renowned TechCrunch site comes out with a new startup, or a simple WordPress blog, called Uncrunched. After his first tweet on his latest gig that left tech enthusiasts in a blank state over his blank blog post titled ‘HERE I AM’ on 23rd September, he has...
  • Silicon Valley comes to Malaysia: A call to Malaysian technopreneurs

    Big names of Silicon Valley such as Jawed Karim, co-founder of YouTube, Shawn Fanning of Napster and Konstantin Guericke, founder of LinkedIn, to name a few, are set to come to Kuala Lumpur for the Silicon Valley Comes to Malaysia Symposium (SVC2M). The companies represented are valued over US$40 billion – making...