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Edutainment platform Kark becomes the first JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp startup to get funded

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There’s a lot going on at the TNW Conference today, with startups battling it out in the Startup Rally, but over in Asia some significant news has broken about another startup contest: the JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp 2012. We wrote about the initiative last year, and now the 100-day accelerator program, which is staging...
Edutainment platform Kark becomes the first JFDI-Innov8 Bootcamp startup to get funded

JFDI Asia alum Shopspot extends its seed funding to $630k, pivots into a B2C mobile marketplace

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Shopspot, a graduate of the inaugural 2012 JFDI Asia Bootcamp accelerator, has announced a pair of significant updates after revealing that it has extended its seed funding round and pivoted its C2C marketplace — available via an iOS app or the Web — to a B2C model. Shopspot is incorporated in...
JFDI Asia alum Shopspot extends its seed funding to $630k, pivots into a B2C mobile marketplace

Ness lands $15m to 'make search personal' across categories like food, movies and more

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Silicon Valley-based Ness Computing (Ness) has raised $15 million in Series B funding from Singapore’s SingTel Innov8, American Express Ventures and an affiliate of the LeFrak Organization. Ness made waves when it launched its personalized restaurant search and discovery app – GigaOm likened the service to a ‘Pandora for restaurant...
Ness lands $15m to 'make search personal' across categories like food, movies and more

Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000

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  Shopspot, a startup out of Thailand with a mobile shopping app, has won $630,000 (S$779,000) after switching its shopper matchmaking app to a more traditional shopping interface. Its earlier app focused on connecting individuals keen to sell their wares. The app would pair sellers and their goods with buyers...
Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $630,000

Ness 2.0 Debuts, a Revamped Restaurant App to Find You a Square Meal

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Yes, please. (Photo: Ness) It’s surprisingly difficult to stand on a street corner and use your smartphone to find a restaurant you’ll actually like. Yelp, for example, just serves up a long list of other people’s favorites. But a new-and-improved version of the recommendations app Ness, released late last night, hopes...
Ness 2.0 Debuts, a Revamped Restaurant App to Find You a Square Meal

Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Opens Up To Third-Party Services With Nexage Connect

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Nexage is hoping to expand the capabilities of its mobile ad exchange with the launch of a new service called Nexage Connect. Mark Connon, the company’s executive vice president of corporate and business development, said advertisers and publishers can do a number of things (largely related to targeting) in the...
Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Opens Up To Third-Party Services With Nexage Connect

NFC Software And Reader Developer ViVOtech Raises More Cash

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ViVOtech, the near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, has raised an additional amount of Series D funding, according to a released issued today. The company said this is an internal round, but did not disclose the investors or the amount. To date, ViVOtech has raised $96 million from...
NFC Software And Reader Developer ViVOtech Raises More Cash

Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Raises $10M Led By Singtel Innov8

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Nexage, a mobile ad exchange using real-time bidding, has raised $10 million in Series B funding. The round was led by SingTel Innov8, the venture arm of Asian telecom company SingTel. Nexage CEO Ernie Cormier says Singtel is approaching this like any other venture investment, and that “there’s no requirement...
Mobile Ad Exchange Nexage Raises $10M Led By Singtel Innov8

More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million

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The mobile ad market is projected to bring in revenues of $2.6 billion this year, and while that is only a small fraction of the wider opportunity in digital advertising, the space — fueled by the smartphone boom — is only going to get bigger, and that is attracting...
More Mobile Ad Consolidation: Carrier SingTel Buys Amobee For $321 Million

Early-stage investors JFDI and Golden Gate Ventures partner up to nurture Southeast Asia's startups

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Golden Gate Ventures and JFDI Asia, two of Southeast Asia’s early-stage funding specialists, have announced an alliance that will see them work together to promote, fund and grow promising tech startups across the region. With immediate effect, Golden Gate Ventures co-founders Vinnie Lauria, Jeff Pain and Paul Bragiel have joined...
Early-stage investors JFDI and Golden Gate Ventures partner up to nurture Southeast Asia's startups

Waygo Wins Most Promising Startup At Echelon Singapore Conference

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Waygo has just won Most Promising Startup at the Echelon conference 2013 in Singapore. The judging panel of eight included Dave McClure, founding partner at 500 Startups, Edgar Hardless, CEO of SingTel Innov8 and John Scull, managing director at Southern Cross Venture Partners. Waygo makes an optical character reader (OCR)...
Waygo Wins Most Promising Startup At Echelon Singapore Conference

Optus-Innov8 Seed Program invests US$730,000 in 121cast and Venuemob

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The Optus-Innov8 Seed Program has announced its first investments since the program began, putting a total of $700,000 into Australian startups 121cast and Venuemob. Like all seed programs, Optus-Innov8 provides funding, mentoring, networking and a space to work in — surrounded by other startup founders, their teams and often advisors....
Optus-Innov8 Seed Program invests US$730,000 in 121cast and Venuemob
Pop open the Bubbly! Voice messaging company Bubble Motion raises $5M

Report: Google NFC Partner ViVOtech Shutting Down Operations

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ViVOtech, a near field communication (NFC) software and systems company, is shutting down operations due to cash-flow problems. This, despite having raised nearly $100 million in outside funding over the past decade. The company is planning to announce the news to employees later today via conference call, according to a report...
Report: Google NFC Partner ViVOtech Shutting Down Operations

Ness Nabs $15M From AmEx And SingTel, Will Expand Social Data-Driven, Personalized Search To Other Verticals

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Ness Computing, a startup that has developed a highly personalized, data-driven search engine, has raised $15 million in Series B funding led by SingTel Innov8 with American Express Ventures participating in the round. Ness previously raised $5 million from Khosla Ventures, Alsop Louie Partners, TomorrowVentures, Bullpen Capital, a co-founder of...
Ness Nabs $15M From AmEx And SingTel, Will Expand Social Data-Driven, Personalized Search To Other Verticals

Chinese Gaming Publisher Yodo1 Raises $5M In Round Led By Singapore's SingTel Innov8

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Yodo1, a Beijing-based company that works intensively with Western game developers to bring their titles to the Chinese market, raised $5 million from SingTel Innov8, the corporate venture arm of a mobile carrier. An earlier investor, Chinese online game maker Chang You, also participated in the round. Yodo1 has a...
Chinese Gaming Publisher Yodo1 Raises $5M In Round Led By Singapore's SingTel Innov8

Bubble Motion Brings Voice Blogging App To Android

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Bubble Motion, which offers a popular a Twitter-like voice blogging service in India, Japan, and Indonesia, is debuting its Android app today, as well as launching an iOS app globally. Bubble Motion’s Bubbly platform is a voice-blogging phone service that allows people to share status updates in their own voice...
Bubble Motion Brings Voice Blogging App To Android
Flocations Is A Travel Booking Site That Helps You See Beyond Your Budget

Taiwanese startups shine at Echelon competition, with Waygo winning most promising startup award

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Taiwanese startups had a strong showing at a competition held at tech conference Echelon 2013 in Singapore today, with an innovative Chinese-English translation app Waygo winning the “Most Promising Startup” award. Out of the 10 startups that presented, three originated from Taiwan — Waygo is one of them. Waygo allows...
Taiwanese startups shine at Echelon competition, with Waygo winning most promising startup award
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