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Offerpop Introduces New Pinterest-Based Business

Offerpop specializes in helping businesses and marketers design and launch multi-faceted social marketing campaigns. Their newest product, called, adds to their current services by focusing on business expansion and customer conversion through Pinterest and is designed to help marketers tap into the 70 million + Pinterest users.

Pinterest has proven to be an effective format for converting users into customers. Pinterest drives approximately 23% of all social commerce. Additionally, Pinterest has the highest average order total. Shoppers buying through Pinterest spend an average of $200,…

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China’s Meituan Doubles Sales in 2013

china daily dealsMeituan is China’s number one daily deals startup. Although Meituan is a relatively new company, they have been very aggressive and their growth reflects their aggressive sales and marketing efforts.

Daily deal companies in China are extremely secretive about their overall sales numbers for fear of their competition knowing too much. That being said, the total revenue Meituan has brought in is not clear. Despite the overall secrecy, Wang Xing, the CEO of Meituan, disclosed that on December 31st alone, the website took in $16.4 million in daily sales.

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2014 Posed to be a Big Year for eCommerce in Southeast Asia

ecommerce, social media, daily deal mediaThe emergence and subsequent growth of mobile commerce is changing the overall experience of online shopping. Consumers are looking for more and newer experiences and options in mobile commerce.

While many payment companies, such as Paypal have made attempts to fill the needs of mobile shoppers, most have fallen short. Mobile consumers apparently prefer the apps that allow them to make a purchase, make payment and set up delivery without much time or effort.

In the last year, there have been well over $638 million in investments made…

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Rocket Internet Courts Euro Borrowers w/ P2P Platform Lendico

Rocket Internet recently launched its latest Euro-market online startup: Lendico – a P2P platform for lending and borrowing loan monies.

The platform allows borrowers to initiate “projects” – Lendico parlance for loan requests – ranging from €1,000 to €25,000, to which individual lenders can contribute with as little as €25.

Interest rates on Lendico start at 2.99%, and loans are only released on projects that reach their target amount.

As stated by the startup’s co-founder Dr. Dominik Steinkühler, Lendico was designed to “challenge the monopolistic situation…

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Ayibang App Links Beijing Residents w/ Household Helpers

The domestic needs of busy Beijing residents has been answered by Ayibang – a new Android/iOS app that links users with hired hands for the household.

Ayibang founder Wan Yong revealed this week that the startup app has received “millions of dollars” in Series A funding from an undisclosed source.

Connecting users with nearby help for household chores, the app allows affluent Beijing residents to juggle work and domestic life without the burdens of mounting laundry, soiled dishes and dirty facilities.

With 500 service people…

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Magzter Secures Ten Million from Singapore Press Holdings

Magzter has gained funding of $10 million in a series B round led by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) with backing from India’s Kalaari Capital firm.

In its 2.5 years of operation, Magzter has swiftly grown into one of the internet’s leading digital newsstands with more than 16 million downloads.

Supporting 17 different languages, the mobile/PC/laptop-friendly service features nearly 3,000 periodicals from more than 900 publishers.

According to co-founder and President Vijayakumar Radhakrishnan, the funds will go towards turning Magzter into the world’s most…

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Ex-Groupon, Zalora Execs Start Malaysian Price-Comparison Engine

CompareHero hopes to ease the confusion that Malaysians face when making loan-price comparisons.

Merely a few months after going live, the site has drawn more than 10,000 visitors seeking info on everything from loans and car insurance to credit cards and mobile plans.

The brainchild of ex-Zalora Thailand head Gerald Eder and former Groupon execs Floyd Sijmons and Zee Fakier, CompareHero employs a mix of content writers and experts from the financial sector.

Visitors have the option of organizing deals by different categories – such as points, air…

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New Jakarta E-Tailer Globally Sells Customized Footwear

Project Shoe has already gone live, just weeks after pitching its concept of selling user-customized footwear at Startup Asia Jakarta 2013.

The e-tailer is offering an initial selection of 11 feminine shoe designs – including pumps, flats and sandals – that customers can use as templates for personalized color and material preferences.

In the upcoming months, Project Shoe intends to add more designs to its range of options, which currently commands between $230 and $500 per customized pair.

Within days of its launch, the Indonesian startup was…

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BootstrapLabs Launches Accelerator Program for Korean Startups

BootstrapLabs brings its startup-geared accelerator program to Northeast Asia with the launch of BootstrapAccelerator Korea.

Based out of Seoul, the new program is modeled on the company’s Silicon Valley operation, where startups from around the world undergo six months of mentoring under BootstrapLabs.

Upon acceptance into the program, Korean startups will receive investments in the $100k ballpark, while select graduates of the six-month mentorship will be invited to join BootstrapLabs’ Bay Area program for an additional $400k.

The Korean program has been funded by local venture capital firm Coolidge…

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Mouth.com Gets a Seven-Figure Taste of Green

Mouth.com has garnered capital totaling $1.5 million from a Vocap Ventures-led Series A round, with additional backing from VegasTechFund and private investors Joanne Wilson and Jason Calacanis.

The ingeniously named food e-tailer has earmarked the funds towards marketing its ever-growing inventory – currently boasting 700-some-odd products from 350 brands – as well as for upcoming expansions to its warehouse space.

Catering to the indie foods market, the two-year-old e-tailer primarily specializes in non-perishable munchies such as popcorn, pickles, figs, crackers and candies.

Mouth.com was co-founded by Craig Kanarick –…

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