11 Startups in Asia That Caught Our Eye

Willis Wee
asia startups weekly feature

Another week has passed in Tech in Asia and below is the list of startups which we have covered. There isn’t any major juicy news this week. Perhaps just one which Mogujie was reportedly raising Series C at a whopping $200 million valuation. For tips and stories suggestions, feel free to email us at Editors[at]techinasia[dot].com. Alternatively, you can submit tips here and/or your startup here. Enjoy!

1. Mogujie | China

Mogujie, China’s Pinterest + ecommerce referral startup, is reportedly raising series C funding at a projected $200 million valuation.

2. WeiboAgent | China

Currently in incubation at Chinaccelerator, American entrepreneur Michael Michelini has co-founded WeiboAgent that aims to help brands do much better social media marketing on Sina Weibo, the nation’s hottest Twitter clone.

3. Burpple | Singapore

This week, the food journal app Burpple is getting new features in its v1.1.6 update, with the two biggest being support for cross-posting from Instagram, as well as a full Japanese language localization.

4. TaoZhiBao | China

Chinese startup YaoZhiBao is shaking up the county’s jobs listings market with a simple app that scrapes jobs postings from many major job search services as well as from over 10,000 corporate sites - including the HR sections of the likes of Apple, Baidu, and Sina.

5. Sribu | Indonesia

Sribu.com, a startup from Indonesia which offers crowdsourced designs says that it is ready to expand its service to reach the rest of the world.

6. OpenLanguage | China

OpenLanguage, founded by Jenny Zhu and Hank Horkoff is a platform for learning numerous languages with mobile apps for iPad and Android tablets.

7. Sedapur | Indonesia

Foodie startup, Sedapur.com, aims to help Indonesia boost its culinary market with e-commerce, selling made-to-order pies, cakes, sushi, Indonesian dishes, and more.

8. Vibease | Singapore

It’s no secret that we’ve been interested in Vibease around here since the team pitched its unusual product at our first Startup Asia conference. We’ve been waiting patiently for the vibrator/app hybrid, which began pre-orders back in February, and this week there’s finally some good news: the Android app has officially launched.

9. Taxikick | Philippines

Taxikick is a social web app founded by Benedict Aluan and Jefferson Rosende that will help you report abusive taxi drivers in the Philippines, such as any rude ones who just choose passengers whenever they feel like it.

10. Ivali | China

Ivali makes StartOS, a Linux-based operating system targeted at Chinese users with the idea of providing a simple, easy-to-use, and stable platform for computing. We got in touch with the folks at Ivali to find out more.

11. Kalibrr | Philippines

Philippines-based Kalibrr is an online learning platform to teach Filipinos the skills they need to snag BPO jobs. What’s BPO? Click the above link to find out more!

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That’s all for this week, folks! (See last week’s list here. For our full coverage of the hottest and most innovative startups in the region, you can click here or subscribe to our Asia startups RSS feed. For tips and news, sent us a note via editors[at]techinasia.com