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Asia's startup news - January 2017

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Asia startup news outline for January 2017, covering fintech, mcommerce, ecommerce, tech startups and more. Countries in this brief startup news overview include Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Malaysia and more.

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Asia's startup news - January 2017

  1. 1. page 1 of 5startupnewsasia.com/monthly in january E Cambodia: Meet SHE, Support Her Investments, aimed at women entrepreneurs E Hong Kong: Neat fintech approves prepaid credit cards thru facial recognition E Vietnam: Leflair e-commerce startup lands $1M backed by 500 Startups STARTUP NEWS ASIA TODAY / MONTHLY / QUARTERLY linkedin.com/in/wadekw JANUARY 2017 IN BRIEF AVAILABLEIN HARDCOPY AUSTRALIA BANGLADESH CAMBODIA CHINA HONG KONG INDIA INDONESIA JAPAN LAOS MALAYSIA MYANMAR NEW ZEALAND PHILIPPINES SINGAPORE SRI LANKA SOUTH KOREA TAIWAN THAILAND VIETNAM
  2. 2. startup news asia: december 2016 page 2 of 5 startupnewsasia.com/today Australia: Lithodomos VR raises $679K to rebuild ancient sites in VR China: A look at 5 new travel startups Australia: LaunchVic unveils $5M in new grants China: Shanghai's LUXSENS uses AI to find best price for luxury bags Australia: Westpac's Reinventure buys Melbourne fintech startup Doshii China: Kittly Live video streaming entertainment startup lands $21M FinTech Australia National Awards 2017 - nominations open China's VR market set to expand fourfold in 2017 Australia: NAB Labs Hackathon - Melbourne, February 24/25 China: 6 heavyweights partner for $800M Hou An Innovation Fund Australia: APAC Blockchain Conference 2017 set for Sydney in March China's banks looking at Blockchain to combat fraud Australia: Disrupting Fashion - Innovation & Ideation Workshop, Sydney China: Wanyoo internet cafe chain lands $30M for international growth Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander entrepreneur survey China: In first 3 quarters of 2016, Chinese fintechs attracted over US$9BN Australia: CBA, Queensland Treasury make world-1st blockchain gov't bond China Mobile, Ericsson, Mobike trial IoT in Shanghai Australia: Melbourne's AirBnB Handsfree aims to organise for hosts China: HK's Credit China Fintech invests $30M in BitFury Group blockchain provider AUSTRALIA / #STARTUPAUS POP: 23.9M (2015) CHINA / #STARTUPCN POP: I.37B (2015)
  3. 3. startup news asia: december 2016 page 3 of 5startupnewsasia.com/monthly India: TimeMyTask on-demand cleaning startup acquired India: Incuspaze launches Gurgaon coworking to incubate AI, IoT startups India: Gov't looks to add insurance for e-wallet transactions India: Plans developing to establish 5 startup incubation hubs in Karnataka India's largest startup incubator set to be built in Hubballi India: Andhra Pradesh Dev Authority aims to develop startup area India: France's Numa to launch DataCity project in Bengaluru India: Yolo Health startup lands $235K for 'health ATM' service India: Swiss fintech delegation visits, aiming to foster collaboration India: Airmed diagnostics startup lands $1.47M for medtech growth INDIA / #STARTUPIN POP: 1.3B (2015) INDONESIA / #STARTUPID POP: 255.4M (2015) Indonesia: Push starts for national VC fund; startups need $1.5BN a year Indonesia: Baca news aggregator adds production via Nulis 'citizen journalism' site Indonesian stock exchange establishes startup incubator Indonesia: Bank Central Asia launches $15M fintech VC unit Indonesia: Berrybenka fashion e-commerce startup set for major O2O push Indonesia: A look at the growing number of coworking spaces Indonesia: 4 major banks set to integrate cashless payment services Indonesia: Kumparan media startup lands funds for news+social concept Indonesia: Ekrut HR tech startup gains seed funding Indonesia: Gomif Cyber Startup Workshop sets Rp2TN for soc-ent entrepreneurs
  4. 4. startup news asia: december 2016 page 4 of 5 startupnewsasia.com/today JAPAN / #STARTUPJP POP: 126M (2015) A quick look at 4 of Japan's rising startups Japan: Fukuoka International Startup Hub conference - Jan 31st Japan: Viibar crowdsourced video startup raises $5.8M, partners Yahoo Japan Amazon Japan to offer innovative startups funding, distribution Japan: Mosquitone's HRBrain HRtech platform gains seed round Japan: NTT Docomo eyes 20 startup investments; sets focus on AI, IoT Japan: A quick look at 5 startups Japan: Gov't to send 55 startups, SMEs overseas under innovation programme Japan: Consumers in Japan unconvinced re purchasing influence of video ads Japan: Asia Mobile Commerce and Card-Linking Forum set for February MALAYSIA / #STARTUPMY POP: Malaysia: Princious aiming to be Asia's Zazzle Malaysia: A look at Penang's startup community Malaysia: An intro to 10 fintech startups Malaysia: Samsung partners Maybank for mobile payments push Malaysia focusing on fintech, appoints Alibaba's Ma as advisor Malaysia: AirAsia Airvolution travel hackathon registrations open Malaysia: MoneyMatch fintech encouraged by Bank Negara talks Malaysia launches 5-year Islamic Fund & Wealth Mgmt blueprint Malaysia: Rodeo media startup to set ad screens in ride-hailing cars Carousell acquires Duriana in bid for Malaysian mobile classifieds market
  5. 5. startup news asia: december 2016 page 5 of 5startupnewsasia.com/monthly SINGAPORE / #STARTUPSG POP: 5.6M (2015) Singapore: Status wants to see Ethereum on every mobile device Singapore: Future Food Asia Award opens for foodtech & agtech startups DarcMatter fintech startup wins HK award, announces Singapore plans Singapore's 99.co enters Indonesian real estate market Singapore: Smart Learning Summit set for March; register your interest Singapore: A look at Touche, working on fingerprint-driven payments Singapore: Mimetic launches Evie AI secretary to help you organize Singapore: *SCAPE SoImpact Bootcamp - Feb 11th Singapore: BitX bitcoin startup rebrands as 'Luno' with new offerings Singapore: The Artling lands $1.8M to be Asia's go-to online art gallery Thailand: Coworking Unconference - Feb 8-12, Chiang Mai Is Thailand ready to be a cashless society? Indications are 'yes' Thailand: Gov't wants business to help build smart cities; Phuket steps up Thailand: D8 software & outsourcing startup secures US$3M Thailand: DTAC Accelerate director gives a brief overview of 2017's opportunities Thailand: Siam Commercial Bank to invest $1.1BN in fintech over 3 years Thailand: 500 Startups sets Bangkok's Disrupt as exclusive SEA education partner Thailand: Google expands Launchpad Accelerator with 2 Thai startups Thailand: 500 TukTuks closes at $15.4M; 500 TukTuks II being considered Thailand: 500 TukTuks reveals its 10 latest investments THAILAND / #STARTUPTH POP: 67.9M (2015)

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