In the last seven days, we have covered a couple of startups on Tech in Asia, specifically from Indonesia, China, Thailand, and Singapore.
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ShopSpot is a m-commerce application that aims to simplify your selling and buying experience on the mobile phone in three simple steps: snap, tag, post.
“Mainland Chinese property buyers spent US$28.7 billion on residential property around the world in 2011, generating over $900 million in commission for professional property sellers.” So says the blurb on the website of Juwai.com, which lists international property for Chinese buyers.
China’s already lively online shopping industry has a new challenger this week in the form of the luxury brand-oriented social commerce site Buykee. Newly launched out of a beta testing period, the site is actually a social network more than anything, adding a layer on top of various existing e-commerce platforms.
Indonesia-based Chocoarts has launched its long awaited mobile football game this week. The game, titled Jago Kabo, is built for Persikabo (Persatuan Sepakbola Indonesia Kabupaten Bogor), a club within the Indonesian Premier League.
Game Ventures’ Howzat has reached over one million monthly active users. When asked, founder Zaki Mahomed told us, “We take user actions seriously. Understanding the levers of your product and then building for retention. It’s not easy so most people don’t like it.” Click on to read more.
Binumi is a stock video, audio, and image website based in Bangkok, Thailand. No doubt that the product is good but there is just one thing that didn’t make a good impression on our China Editor, Charlie Custer.
Jakarta-based incubator IdeoSource has made an investment in Kark Mobile Education, a Singaporean startup whose “edutainment” tablet platform has yet to even launch.
Founded by Stanley Octavian, Rebecca Agiestha, and Nick Yudha, Stilomo is a mobile app that allows users to get promotions/deals by sharing them to social media accounts. The startup has received angel funding this week and will be launching pretty soon, we learned.
Ifetcha is a dating service that helps users connect and interact with new people around them using its LBS app. Targeting 91 million single Indonesians, the startup was founded by the trio of Muhammad Ikram, Yady Guitana, and Jidesh Veeramachaneni, and will utilize social and gaming aspects into its mobile app. Like Stilomo, it has also received angel funding and is set to launch soon. Both Stilomo and Ifetcha are recent graduates of the Jakarta Founder Institute.
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