[Interview] Ryan Bonnici of HubSpot On Inbound Marketing In Asia

YoungUpstarts

According to the study, 3 out of 4 marketers in Asia use mostly inbound strategy, such as SEO, content creation, social media, and lead generation to drive ROI. Most small business owners aren’t too familiar with online marketing terms.

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There’s a perfect storm brewing for SaaS startups in Asia

The Next Web

As an Asia-based SaaS business founder, I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve been asked: “Why did you base your startup in Asia, and not the US?” Asia Entrepreneur Pieter Walraven is the co-founder of Pie, a Singapore-based SaaS startup.

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Trending Sources

Ready to expand your startup into Asia? Read this

The Next Web

The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. . This is the first of a four-part series that will provide insight into starting, building, and funding a company across Asia. Prioritize the markets.

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[Event] Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015

YoungUpstarts

Online platform for Asia’s tech community Tech in Asia will round off its highly vaunted Tech In Asia Conference series for this year with Tech In Asia Jakarta 2015 , which will take place on 11 and 12 November 2015 at Balai Kartini.

[Asia] Tech In Asia Buys GameSaku In Acquisition Blitz

YoungUpstarts

Just a week after Tech in Asia ( Techinasia.com ) completed its acquisition of fellow Singapore-based blog SGEntrepreneurs (SGE) for an undisclosed sum, the startup and technology blog today announced that it has also acquired Indonesia-based gaming blog GameSaku from Apps Foundry.

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[Singapore][Event] Social Media World Forum Asia 2011 & Apps World Asia 2011

YoungUpstarts

Social Media World Forum (SMWF) Asia is back for its third edition! Apps World Asia 2011. Also new for this year is the accompanying Apps World Asia 2011 , where you’ll find specific tracks applicable to developers and programmers working in the web and mobile application spaces.

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WineFamily – Connecting Wine People In Asia

YoungUpstarts

But newly-launched Asia-based online wine marketplace WineFamily instead aims to invite licensed wine retailers across the region to create virtual stores in an Etsy-style platform and sell directly online to consumers in Asia.

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How to raise money for your startup from VCs and investors in Asia

The Next Web

The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60M in funding. We’ve asked him to give us some insight into starting, building, and funding a company across Asia. Where are all of the VCs in Asia?

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Viber Amasses Over 50 Million Users Across Asia

YoungUpstarts

Mobile communications technology platform Viber , this week announced that it has hit 160 million users globally, of which over 50 million come from Asia and growing. “We are excited to see that our presence in Asia is spreading rapidly,” says Talmon Marco, CEO of Viber.

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?GameFounders Expansion To Asia

ArcticStartup

Looking around in the world, the next destination became clear pretty fast -- the Asian region is the one with the booming markets and some of the highest amounts spent by single players. At the same time visiting trade shows showed good technical skills of the talent from Asia.

These Are the Best Cities in Asia to Start a Business

Inc Startups

These urban centers have amassive potential market reach, and major talent pools

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[Infographic] Five Long Term Recruitment Trends In Southeast Asia: LinkedIn

YoungUpstarts

In Southeast Asia, having a pulse on those changes is getting increasingly important. According to LinkedIn’s recently released 2013 Global Recruiting Trends Report , the war for talent wages unabated across Southeast Asia.

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40% Of Best Performing Companies In Asia Are US- Or UK-Based Businesses: Telstra Global

YoungUpstarts

If you think that being an Asian company in Asia automatically conveys you home ground advantage, you may be in for a surprise, as the results of a recent study conducted by Telstra Global would show. In the News Asia business global economy

[Asia] Location-Aware Mobile Advertising Platform Launches In Southeast Asia

YoungUpstarts

“As an established business hub, Singapore is the perfect launch pad for AdNear’s expansion into SEA markets,” says Anil Mathews, CEO of AdNear. In the News AdNear Asia mobile advertising Southeast Asia

[Review] Startup Asia

YoungUpstarts

Asia – especially in countries such as India, China, Vietnam – is fast becoming the place where many entrepreneurs, whether locally born or lured back from Silicon Valley, are setting up shop. The second part covers the various sectors that have seen the biggest growth in Asia.

Is Content Marketing the New Journalism?

Brandanew

In this world of overwhelming branded and user generated content, is content marketing the new journalism? HANDPICKED RELATED LEARNING: Content Marketing 101 for your brands. Hello brand journalism: Content Marketing is the brand new revenue channel.

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Eagle Eye Networks Buys Panasonic Cloud Management Service and Expands into the European Market

SiliconHills

It’s also the largest cloud-based video surveillance provider in Asia. On Thursday, Eagle Eye Networks announced the acquisition of Panasonic Cloud […] The post Eagle Eye Networks Buys Panasonic Cloud Management Service and Expands into the European Market appeared first on SiliconHills. Since launching in 2012, Eagle Eye Networks has become the largest cloud-based video surveillance provider in North America.

[Event][Hong Kong] 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia 2011

YoungUpstarts

Taking place on November 30 to December 1, 2011 at The Mira, Hong Kong, the 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia will feature all of the key players within the cloud computing and SaaS market providing an introduction, discussion and look into the future for the ICT industry. Young Upstarts is a 2nd Cloud Computing World Forum Asia media partner. Events & Happenings cloud computing Cloud Computing World Forum Asia conference event Hong Kong SaaS software-as-a-service

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China’s OPPO Sees Opportunity For Mobile In Southeast Asia

YoungUpstarts

If there’s any indication that the mobile handset markets in Southeast Asia is ripe for the taking, it’s the sudden interest from a number of China-based handset vendors that started to introduce their mobile products into the region’s markets.

[Review] Inbound Marketing

YoungUpstarts

Do you know what Inbound Marketing is? Keen to use inbound marketing to improve your marketing ROI? Pioneered by co-founders of HubSpot Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah, inbound marketing is a leading Business-to-Business (B2B) digital marketing strategy.

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[Asia] Kark Mobile Education Lands Funding From Indonesia’s Indeosource

YoungUpstarts

We will be unveiling our exciting new product aimed at the family education market shortly.”. In the News Funding Ideosource JFDI Asia Kark Mobile Education startup investment

Asia Pacific SMEs Must Look To Cross-Border Trade

YoungUpstarts

Reddington, president, FedEx Express Asia Pacific. E-commerce is growing faster in Asia Pacific than any other region [1] – in fact, Asia Pacific is already the world’s largest regional e-commerce market [2] – which creates amazing opportunities for so many SMEs.

[Asia] HKers, Singaporeans Eye Higher Salaries: jobsDB

YoungUpstarts

In the News Asia Asian Consumer Market Survey Hong Kong human resources jobsDB salary expectations Singapore It looks like the Singapore worker has a big and growing appetite when it comes to salary expectations.

[Asia] [Competition] The Apprentice Asia 2012

YoungUpstarts

Asia, you’re fired. The Apprentice Asia will see various contestants from around Asia vie for a position with Malaysian entrepreneur Tony Fernandes of AirAsia fame. Currently living or working in Asia. Good sense of business marketing and management.

[Asia] Socialbakers Opens Asia Pacific HQ In Singapore

YoungUpstarts

Global social media analytics and optimization company Socialbakers has announced the opening of its new Asia-Pacific headquarters based in Singapore. ”By 2017, Asia-Pacific will have the largest social network population worldwide.

[Hong Kong][Event] CARTES Asia And E-Commerce Asia Shed Light On Mobile Payment Revolution In APAC

YoungUpstarts

Mobile commerce is expected to continue its stellar growth in 2013, and Asia is expected to spearhead much of that growth. The CARTES Asia and E-Commerce Asia in Hong Kong this coming March 27-28 will explore these trends and more. Social capital for marketing.

[Asia] Online Social Stay Marketplace travelmob Continues Push Into Asia

YoungUpstarts

The growth of the online social stay and vacation market has been garnering quite a bit of attention, spearheaded in the United States by San Francisco-headquartered Airbnb but which has pretty much spread across the world.

Speaking at global from Asia podcast – Tips on Getting Your Mobile App in The Chinese Market

Startup Noodle

I wrote previously about why cool ideas don’t make money. This subject came up when I was mentoring at startup weekend , where Mike Michelini was organising it all with volunteers from the lean startup meetup. It was also the first time I ever met Mike after we have been in touch for quite a while. I invited him to visit in our office in Beijing. We had a […]. China Interviews AppInChina Mobile apps Podcast

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Expanding your startup into Asia? Here’s how to build out your operations in the region

The Next Web

The company is one of the largest VC–backed startups in Southeast Asia, having raised over $60 million in funding. This is the second part of a four-part series that will provide insight into starting, building, and funding a company across Asia. Asia Entrepreneur Analysis and Opinion

Daily Deals Still A Big Deal In Asia; All Deals Asia Launches iPhone App

YoungUpstarts

The daily deals industry may be taking somewhat of a beating to its reputation in recent times – stories of deals gone bad abound – but according to All Deals Asia , this space is still growing rapidly in Southeast Asia. All Deals Asia iPhone App.

[Singapore] Crowdsourcing Week – Crowdsourcing Soon To Come Of Age In Asia

YoungUpstarts

total in funding on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter ) and “Main Street Matters”, where paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore used crowdsourcing as part of its marketing campaign to decide on the colors that would decorate certain main streets in the United States.

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Call from JFDI Asia

VentureWoods

We are the first TechStars Network member in South East Asia. We welcome all applicants, but we are looking for startups that: can be launched and ready for investment within 100 days, are buyable and scalable, and which offer products and services relevant to the Asian market. Heard about Y-combinator or TechStars ? Well now there’s JFDI.Asia. We will select 15 startups to join us in Singapore in January 2012 for the JFDI–Innov8 2012 Bootcamp.

[Asia] Small Businesses Look To The Internet For Growth Opportunities

YoungUpstarts

How big are small businesses in Asia? Did you know, for example, that in Asia small and medium enterprises (SMEs) contribute between 25% to 60% percent to a country’s gross domestic product (GDP), constitute 16% to 69% of its exports, and employ between 52% to 97% of its workforce?

Everything you should know before working with investors across Asia

The Next Web

Entrepreneurs with businesses in Asia know that fundraising here can be a daunting task. First off, it’s important to say that if you’re looking to build anything beyond a lifestyle company, it’s a great idea to take money from a well-connected and highly influential investor in Asia.

Financial Literacy Across Asia Declining: Mastercard

YoungUpstarts

Financial services provider MasterCard has announced the results of its MasterCard Financial Literacy Index, which revealed that progress towards improving basic finance knowledge and skills across Asia Pacific has stalled as 12 of 16 countries record lower scores in financial literacy.

[Singapore] Golden Gate Ventures And JFDI Asia Form Strategic Alliance

YoungUpstarts

We hope that this will be the first of several alliances with key partners across the region who share our ambition to support the coming generation of digital success stories across Asia, for Asia.” “*Limpeh gar lu gong…” (* Let me tell you…).

Will Online Marketing Help You Save Money?

Duct Tape Marketing

Will Online Marketing Help You Save Money? written by Guest Post read more at Small Business Marketing Blog from Duct Tape Marketing. Rather than reading “Online Marketing for Dummies,” it’s easier for many of us to “prefer” to abstain or have someone else make a decision for us.

Facebook Advertising / Marketing: Best Metrics, ROI, Business Value

Occam's Razor

This audience is immensely attractive to Brands and Marketers around the world. Completely ignore the question of whether Facebook works (for many, many, many companies it is a very effective marketing channel). Facebook Advertising/Marketing ROI Challenge: You're Thinking Wrong.

FundedByMe raises funding to target Asia

ArcticStartup

The amount of funding was not disclosed making it tough to know what to make of the news, but with the funding FundedByMe will be looking for expanding throughout Asia Pacific, growing beyond its Singaporean office opened in 2013.

Lack Of Budget And Talent Inhibit Growth Of Digital Marketing In APAC Region

YoungUpstarts

Marketers in the Asia Pacific region are upbeat and optimistic about the future of digital marketing, but many confess they still struggle or aren’t confident enough to push forward with digital marketing initiatives especially with budget and talent constraints.

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