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An Ele.me delivery man picks up a pizza from a restaurant. Photo credit: Ele.me’s Weibo. Alibaba and its finance affiliate, Ant Financial, are in talks to lead a round of at least US$1 billion into Ele.me, one of China’s leading food delivery startups, according to anonymous sources that spoke to Bloomberg. The fresh boost in capital will value Ele.me at US$5.5 billion to US$6 billion, and will help the startup battle against Meituan-Dianping, a competing service backed by Tencent, ...
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When it comes to online marketing, search engine optimization remains one of the most powerful channels to acquire new users. And yet most startups still overlook its importance. Here are a few tips improve your startup’s SEO. This post 9 basic SEO tips that most startups still fuck up appeared first on Tech in Asia.
Photo credit: Indosat. Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia’s second largest telco by revenue, says it’s shutting down its ecommerce site Cipika. Cipika’s website now sports a thank you note to customers, saying that it will cease operations by June 1st. It has already stopped taking orders by May 22, according to the note. Shutdown notice on Cipika’s homepage. Prashant Gokarn, chief strategy and digital services officer at Indosat Ooredoo, today confirmed the shutdown. It’s part of the telc...
Photo credit: Viktor Hanacek. The news: Facebook has signed deals with several online-based news and entertainment providers that are largely aimed at the “millennial” demographic. They’ll produce original content for Facebook’s soon-to-launch video streaming service. Among the companies reported to have partnered with Facebook are Buzzfeed, Vox Media, ATTN, and Group Nine Media, which operates sites including NowThis, Thrillist, and The Dodo. Facebook is looking for content in ...
Anthony Tan speaks with Patrick Grove about his Grab journey and his most cherished relationships at the 2017 Wild Digital conference in Kuala Lumpur. Photo credit: Catcha Group. Never did Grab co-founder Anthony Tan imagine he would sit in the exact same chair as Jack Ma did years before him, talking to Masayoshi Son about funding in the SoftBank boss’ Tokyo home. But there he was in 2014 having the most unusual of investor meetings. “We’re at the top floor of his building, with all of To...
Photo credit: Geoff Penaluna. Singaporean carpooling startup Ryde announced today it has tied up with local taxi company Comfort DelGro to enable taxi booking. The deal allows Ryde users to hail Comfort cabs through the startup’s app. The hails go through Comfort’s booking system – the cab company has its own ride-hailing app for its fleet of around 16,000 taxis. Ryde was certified by Singapore’s Land Transport Authority as a third-party taxi booking provider, according to local laws...
GovTech chief executive, Jacqueline Poh. Photo credit: GovTech. The Singapore government plans to dedicate US$1.7 billion to working with the private sector in financial year 2017, the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) announced yesterday. The announcement was made during the annual Smart Nation and Digital Government Industry Briefing. The government will work with industry vendors, including small businesses and startups, to develop technologies in data analytics and sensors as well as co...
Photo credit: Ervins Strauhmanis. Melbourne-based mobile ads startup Unlockd has just closed a series B funding round worth US$23 million. It aims to use the money to tap the massive potential it sees in Asian markets. Last year, Unlockd was named as one of five of the fastest-growing and best-funded Australian startups in a Tech in Asia community post. The company’s twist on the mobile advertising segment includes novel approaches such as ads that appear onscreen when mobile users unlock thei...
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Photo credit: Debashis Biswas / Unsplash. On top of the Taj Mahal in Delhi, India boasts other gems – Mumbai is the finance capital and Bangalore is said to be India’s Silicon Valley. Their steady growth has been led by fast-paced urbanization and high consumption. But the Indian government has plans to transform India’s economy and develop manufacturing capabilities to meet domestic and international demand. India’s growth as a manufacturing hub could be a great opportun...
Jia Yueting debuted Faraday Future’s FF91 at this year’s CES. Photo credit: Jia Yueting’s Weibo. Thirteen years ago, Chinese entrepreneur Jia Yueting founded what is today known as LeEco – a sprawling business of TVs, smartphones, streaming video, and even electric cars. It made him a billionaire; one of China’s rag-to-riches legends. However, Jia’s legacy at LeEco won’t be as rosy as the story of his rise. Earlier this week, the tech magnate resigned f...
Photo credit: Prachatai. The Malaysian Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (MVCA) is now part of the ASEAN Venture Council (AVC) after officially signing up to the regional network at the ASEAN Venture Summit in Kuala Lumpur yesterday. With four of ASEAN’s key VC associations now on board, the AVC could have a positive impact on growth prospects for startups across the bloc. By linking the four national bodies together, the AVC is intended to facilitate greater knowledge sharing ...
Image credit: Pixabay. Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is back for a fourth round, this time selecting startups from an even more diverse regional footprint. Nine startups represent Southeast Asia, coming from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Google’s acceleration program gives selected startups equity-free support and a week of training at Google’s Launchpad space in San Francisco. This is followed by six months of remote training back in their home base. This y...