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  • GoGoVan Wants To Be The ‘Uber of Delivery’ For Asia

    GoGoVan Wants To Be The ‘Uber of Delivery’ For Asia

    GoGoVan, an app that connects van drivers and users, wants to make last-mile deliveries easier for users throughout Asia. The Hong Kong based startup was founded in summer 2013 and now claims over 50% of the van driver market there, with over 18,000 van drivers using its service. It recently launched in Singapore, where GoGoVan signed up more than 200 drivers in the first week. Read More

  • Hong Kong-Based Financial Startup WeLab Raises $14M Series A From Sequoia And TOM Group

    Hong Kong-Based Financial Startup WeLab Raises $14M Series A From Sequoia And TOM Group

    WeLab, the startup that runs WeLend, Hong Kong’s first peer-to-peer lending site, has raised a $14 million Series A from TOM Group and Sequoia Capital. The company says it plans to launch a new product in mainland China later this year that will use big data for credit risk modeling, as well as establish strategic partnerships with mobile, e-commerce, and financial companies. Read More

  • Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups

    Hong Kong Incubator NEST Launches An Equity Crowdfunding Platform For Startups

    Ask Hong Kong startup founders about the challenges facing their ecosystem and you are likely to hear one answer over and over again: the lack of funding opportunities. Because Hong Kong’s startup industry is so new, companies are still seen as risky investments and many high-worth individuals turn to the property and banking sectors instead. But there is an increasing amount of interest… Read More

  • OneSky’s Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy

    OneSky’s Platform Makes Translating Apps Easy

    App translation and localization service OneSky’s best-known clients include Scribd and QuizUp. With so many app translation providers out there, however, how does OneSky differentiate? Co-founder Loki Ng says the startup, which is based in Hong Kong and will open a San Francisco office soon, gives clients an easier workflow by providing a translation management platform that lets… Read More

  • Bindo Raises $1.8M To Help Small Brick-And-Mortar Stores Go Online

    Bindo Raises $1.8M To Help Small Brick-And-Mortar Stores Go Online

    The growth of e-commerce behemoths like Amazon and the convenience they offer to shoppers have been especially hard on local brick-and-mortar stores. A startup called Bindo wants to reverse that trend. Headquartered in New York City with offices in Hong Kong, Bindo has created an iPad point-of-sale system that integrates with its cloud-based payment platform for small merchants, with the goal… Read More

  • AUGMENT Is A Stylish, Lightweight Charger And Case Set For iPhones

    AUGMENT Is A Stylish, Lightweight Charger And Case Set For iPhones

    Keeping your iPhone fully powered is a pain, especially if you like running a lot of battery draining apps. Mophie’s popular cases can hold a charge forever, but they are bulky. Separate battery cases are more lightweight, but they usually attach with a cord and dangle awkwardly from your phone like a placenta attached to an umbilical cord. A startup called Rubix wants to make… Read More

  • AfterShip Lands $1M From IDG-Accel To Make Tracking Packages Less Nightmarish

    AfterShip Lands $1M From IDG-Accel To Make Tracking Packages Less Nightmarish

    Tracking packages is a huge hassle for online vendors.
    AfterShip, which TechCrunch first profiled last year, solves that hassle by enabling lets vendors track multiple shipments through different carriers on the same platform. The Hong Kong-based startup announced today that it has closed a $1 million Series A round from IDG Capital Partners (IDG-Accel). Read More

  • Alibaba’s Cloud-Computing Unit To Open First Hong Kong Data Center

    Alibaba’s Cloud-Computing Unit To Open First Hong Kong Data Center

    Alibaba Group’s cloud computing unit, called Aliyun (or AliCloud), said today that its first data center in Hong Kong will launch on May 12. This is significant because it marks Aliyun’s first step toward international expansion. The announcement comes less than a week after Alibaba filed for its U.S. public offering, which is expected to be one of the largest tech IPOs ever. It… Read More

  • Food Ordering Site Delivery.com Expands To Hong Kong

    Food Ordering Site Delivery.com Expands To Hong Kong

    Delivery.com is launching outside the U.S. for the first time with a new site in Hong Kong that provides online food ordering and delivery to corporate consumers. The company is backed with an undisclosed amount of venture capital from its lead investor Cantor Ventures, the VC arm of Cantor Fitzgerald. Read More

  • Custom T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Launches Partnership Program

    Custom T-Shirt Design App Snaptee Launches Partnership Program

    Snaptee, the iOS and Android app that lets users design and order their own custom T-shirts, has launched a new revenue-sharing program for photo-editing and design app developers. The startup’s first beta partner is Manga Camera, a popular app that turns photos into comic book-like graphics. Read More