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  • 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’sĀ 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

  • Entertainment Platform mig33 Acquires Celebrity Site AlivenotDead

    Entertainment Platform mig33 Acquires Celebrity Site AlivenotDead

    mig33, a mobile social entertainment platform based in Singapore, announced today that it has acquired AlivenotDead (AnD), an online community for celebrities to connect with fans through official accounts. The acquisition of AnD, which was launched in Hong Kong five years ago by Rotten Tomatoes co-founder Patrick Lee, will help mig33 grow in emerging markets as it transitions away from its… Read More

  • Bigcolors Lets Investors Trade Options In Early-Stage Startups

    Bigcolors Lets Investors Trade Options In Early-Stage Startups

    Hong Kong is a global financial center with a small but growing startup industry. Unfortunately, founders often have a hard time getting the attention of investors, who prefer to invest in equities or real estate. A site called Bigcolors, which launched at the beginning of December, wants to help connect angel investors and startups by offering a crowdfunding platform with a twist. If a… Read More

  • Perpetu Lets You Decide What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die

    Perpetu Lets You Decide What Happens To Your Online Accounts After You Die

    One day each of us will pass on and be no more. We will cease to be, expired stiff and bereft of life, our metabolic processes part of history. Most of us don’t like to think about joining the choir invisible or, for that matter, what will happen to our online profiles once we become ex-people. A startup called Perpetu wants to make it easier for us to ensure that our social network… Read More

  • Fully-Automated Ad Management Startup Multichannel Raises $3M In Seed Funding

    Fully-Automated Ad Management Startup Multichannel Raises $3M In Seed Funding

    Multichannel wants to help marketers fully automate their online advertising so they can focus on developing campaigns instead of staring at software dashboards all day. Based in Hong Kong and the U.S., Multichannel has raised $3 million in seed funding from investors including founder Dmitry Fedotov, the Hong Kong Government, angel investor Kevin Ng and a venture capital firm that wants to… Read More

  • Reminder: Let’s Meet In Hong Kong And Shenzhen (Updated)

    Reminder: Let’s Meet In Hong Kong And Shenzhen (Updated)

    Just a reminder that we’ll be meeting up in Hong Kong and Shenzhen tomorrow and Friday. The time for the Hong Kong meetup has been changed to 9 to 11pm because of prior commitments. It’s buy your own beer and we’re going to network, talk, and discuss the tech scene. I’d like to meet in Hong Kong on November 21st, 9-11pm, at the Globe in Soho, 45-53 Graham Street, Central. Read More

  • Let’s Meet In Hong Kong And Shenzhen

    Let’s Meet In Hong Kong And Shenzhen

    Back in the days before worldwide Disrupts and 1,300-person meetups, I used to travel to various countries and hold ad hoc meetups. Well I’m doing it again in Hong Kong and Shenzhen this week and I’d love to see you there. Read More