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eleva8or introducer engine helps Startups and Investors come together efficiently

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eleva8or also assists with cross-border market discovery and entry, with connections to soft-landing programs

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Meet Dongtu, the Giphy of China

On November 19, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Media, TC, cheetah mobile, China, gif, GIFs, giphy, Kik Messenger, Messenger, Series A, shanghai, sticker, Tenor, Tsinghua University, Viber, WeChat

With its own universe of homegrown social networks, e-commerce platforms and search engines, the Chinese internet is a world apart from its counterpart in the U.S. But in some areas, the two countries are surprisingly similar. That’s particularly true of people’s love for GIFs . Some feelings are better expressed in pictures and animations than words. […]

India says law permits agencies to snoop on citizen’s devices

On November 19, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Government, Privacy, Facebook, Google, Messenger, NSO, Viber, WhatsApp

The Indian government said on Tuesday that it is “empowered” to intercept, monitor, or decrypt any digital communication “generated, transmitted, received, or stored” on a citizen’s device in the country in the interest of national security or to maintain friendly relations with foreign states. Citing section 69 of the Information Technology Act, 2000, and section […]

Xiaomi integrates earthquake alert system into MIUI OS, unveils Xiao AI 3.0 digital assistant

On November 19, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Android, Lei Jun, miui, Xiaomi

Xiaomi today unveiled a new iteration of its virtual assistant Xiao Ai and shared a new feature of Android -based MIUI operating system as the publicly listed Chinese technology group pushes to expand its internet services ecosystem. The company also said that it will be launching ten 5G devices next year. At its annual Mi […]

Mubi launches streaming service in India

On November 19, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Entertainment, Media, Efe Cakarel, india, Mubi, streaming services, Times Internet

Mubi, a 12-year-old on-demand movie streaming and rental service, has arrived in India. Like other streaming services giants such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ and Disney’s Hotstar, Mubi is offering its service at a slightly lower price in the key overseas entertainment market. The London-headquartered firm is offering a three-month subscription in India […]

China Roundup: Alibaba’s Hong Kong listing and Tencent’s new fuel

On November 17, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, Automotive, eCommerce, Alibaba Cloud, alibaba group, China, cloud services, daniel zhang, e-commerce, financial services, Foxconn, jack ma, Lei Jun, Luckin Coffee, netease, singles' day, starbucks, taylor swift, Tencent, ucweb, Xiaomi, Xpeng

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. The earnings season is here. This week, long-time archrivals in the Chinese internet battlefield — Alibaba and Tencent — made some big revelations about their […]

Web Summit cancels next year’s Rise conference over tension in Hong Kong

On November 15, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Events, web summit

The ongoing tension in Hong Kong between the government and pro-democracy protesters continues to spill into the tech domain. Rise, which is among the largest tech conferences in Asia, will not run next year as planned due to “the ongoing situation in Hong Kong,” according to Web Summit, the Ireland-based company that organizes the show. […]

TikTok tests social commerce

On November 15, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, eCommerce, Social, bytedance, Naspers, social commerce, tiktok, WhatsApp

TikTok is beginning to dabble in social commerce. The short-form video app said it has started to allow some users to add links to e-commerce sites (or any other destination) to their profile biography as well as offer creators the ability to easily send their viewers to shopping websites. The company said the roll-out of […]

Indian telcos Vodafone Idea and Airtel post $10.3 billion in combined quarterly losses

On November 14, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Earnings, Airtel, bharti airtel, india, Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Communications, reliance jio, telcos, vodafone, Vodafone Idea

It’s not a good day for two of the top three telecom operators in India. Vodafone Idea, India’s second-largest telecom operator by subscriber count, said its consolidated loss had widened to $7.14 billion in the quarter that ended in September in what is the largest-ever quarterly loss witnessed in the nation on Thursday. The announcement […]

Disney+ to launch in India, Southeast Asian markets next year

On November 14, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Media, Mobile, Disney, HBO, Hotstar, india, Netflix, the walt disney company

Disney plans to bring its on-demand video streaming service to India and some Southeast Asian markets as soon as the second half of next year, two sources familiar with the company’s plan told TechCrunch. In India, the company plans to bring Disney+’s catalog to Hotstar, a popular video streaming service it owns, after the end […]

Indonesia’s Travelio raises $18M to help tenants rent apartments

On November 14, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Funding, Real Estate, Recent Funding, Startups, Airbnb, Gobi Partners, Pavilion Capital, reddoorz, Travelio

More than 50% of residential apartments and other real estate properties in Jakarta are currently vacant, according to official estimates. A startup that is attempting to make it easier for tenants to rent these properties in Jakarta and other places in Indonesia said on Thursday that it has closed a new financing round. Travelio has […]

Yahoo Japan and Line are reportedly going to merge

On November 13, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Romain Dillet
Categories: Asia, M&A, Mobile, TC, line, yahoo japan

According to Nikkei, messaging app Line and Yahoo Japan are about to merge and form a single tech company. Despite the name, Yahoo Japan is currently 100% owned by Z Holdings, a company that is controlled by Japanese telecom company SoftBank (Yahoo Japan isn’t related with TechCrunch’s parent company Verizon Media). Line Corporation is owned […]

Smartphone maker Realme is taking India and other emerging markets by storm

On November 11, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Gadgets, Hardware, india, oppo, Realme, Samsung, Samsung Electronics, Xiaomi

As Xiaomi widens its smartphone lead over Samsung in India, a new competitor is increasingly posing a challenge. Realme, a one-and-half-year-old smartphone vendor that spun out of Oppo, commanded 14.3% of the world’s second largest smartphone market in the quarter that ended in September, research firm IDC said on Monday. While Xiaomi, with 27.1% of […]

Alibaba’s Singles’ Day sales top $38 billion

On November 11, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, alibaba group, AliExpress, Apple, Cainiao, Flipkart, jack ma, JD.com, Kim Kardashian, Lazada, singles' day, taobao, taylor swift, Tmall, Walmart

After 24 hours of frenzied buying and selling, and weeks of aggressive advertising and promotions before it, the Alibaba Group said today its sales hit another record high on Singles’ Day, the biggest shopping day on the planet. The Chinese e-commerce giant said its platforms sold goods worth 268 billion yuan, or $38.4 billion today, […]

China Roundup: facial recognition lawsuit and cashless payments for foreigners

On November 10, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Rita Liao
Categories: Asia, TC, alipay, Beijing, China, China Roundup, didi, facial recognition, iQiyi, mastercard, mobile payments, Netflix, online payments

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people in the rest of the world. This week, a lawsuit sparked a debate over the deployment of China’s pervasive facial recognition; meanwhile, in some good news, foreigners in China can finally […]

Microsoft uses AI to diagnose cervical cancer faster in India

On November 9, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Artificial Intelligence, Asia, Biotech, Health, Science, Microsoft

More women in India die from cervical cancer than in any other country. This preventable disease kills around 67,000 women in India every year, more than 25% of the 260,000 deaths worldwide. Effective screening and early detection can help reduce its incidence, but part of the challenge — and there are several parts — today […]

China’s news and data site 36Kr tumbles in its stock market debut

On November 9, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, 36Kr, Ant Financial, CrunchBase, e.ventures, Matrix Partners China, NASDAQ, TechCrunch

36Kr, a Chinese news and data website that tracks startups, fell 10% in its Nasdaq debut on Friday. The disappointing debut followed 36Kr’s decision to slash the size of its offering from 3.6 million shares to 1.4 million and pricing its shares at $14.5, the bottom of marketed range. This meant that the firm, which […]

Relocating Indonesian capital will impact nation’s startup ecosystem

On November 8, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Walter Thompson
Categories: Asia, Column, TC, East Ventures, Expedia, Indonesia, Jakarta, Softbank, Tokopedia, traveloka

A move to East Kalimantan would allow for further development in the startup industry, with a focus on ecommerce and sustainability-focused enterprises.

Alibaba to invest $3.3B to bump its stake in logistics unit Cainiao

On November 8, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, eCommerce, Funding, Logistics, alibaba group, Cainiao, Fosun Group

Alibaba is doubling down on its logistics affiliate Cainiao, two years after acquiring a majority stake in the firm. The Chinese giant said today it would invest an additional 23.3 billion yuan (about $3.33 billion) to raise its equity in Cainiao to 63% (from 51%). In a statement, Alibaba said it will subscribe newly issued […]

Google hires former Disney and Star executive to head its India business

On November 8, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Asia, Personnel, TC, Android, bharti airtel, Disney, Google, Hotstar, india, sequoia capital

Google said on Friday it has appointed Sanjay Gupta, a former top executive with Disney India and Star, as the manager and vice president of sales and operations for its India business. Gupta will be replacing Rajan Anandan, who left the company in April this year to serve VC fund Sequoia Capital India as a […]

China’s Didi to relaunch Hitch carpooling service this month

On November 6, 2019Source: Asia – TechCrunchBy Manish Singh
Categories: Apps, Asia, Transportation, didi, Didi Chuxing, Softbank, SoftBank Group, Uber

Chinese ride-hailing firm Didi Chuxing said today it will conduct a trial relaunch of its Hitch carpooling service in seven major Chinese cities with additional safety features by end of the month, more than a year after suspending the service following the murder of a female passenger by her Didi driver. The relaunch of the […]

 

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eleva8or introducer engine helps Startups and Investors come together efficiently

For Startups, eleva8or helps them to prepare for due-diligence to attract capital from savvy investors around the globe

For Investors, eleva8or helps to provide exposure to new and emerging tech startups that fit their investment profiles

eleva8or is not crowdfunding, typically one or two Investors participate in deals

eleva8or also assists with cross-border market discovery and entry, with connections to soft-landing programs

 

More details about what we offer here