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G-Startup Top 20 Finalists Announced

G-Startup is honored to have received hundreds of quality Startup applications from 18 different countries. The amount, variety, and quality of applications made for a very difficult selection process. Finally, our judges were able to land on an impressive Top 20. Congratulations to the selected Startups! We are proud to announce the following companies as the Top…

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Global Game Stars (GGS) at San Francisco Helps Game Developers to Achieve Success in China

Sponsored by Tencent Games, the third installment of Global Game Stars (GGS) took place at the YetiZen Innovation Lab in San Francisco during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) last week. GGS @ SF aimed to help mobile game developers go global by giving them the opportunity to launch their app in China, the fastest growing…

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What’s New with Waygo: Instant Chinese Language Translation App Expanding to Android and Two New Asian Languages

Declared unanimously as the favorite app of appAttack GMIC SV 2012 by all 5 judges of the competition, Waygo (previously Waigo) is a cutting edge mobile app providing instant translation of Chinese menu into English. No internet is needed, and it requires very low usage of memory space on your device. Waygo is perfect for…

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Mobile-focused Startups in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a hotbed for start-ups right now, many of them focused towards the mobile sector. But before we take a look at some of the specific players involved in Hong Kong’s burgeoning mobile app scene, it’s worth examining some of the initiatives that are spurring on growth. AcceleratorHK is one such initiative that is…

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China’s Beloved Dating App Momo is Now in English on iOS, Coming to Android Soon

China’s most beloved service for meeting strangers is finally available for international flirts, as this week location-based chatting service Momo has released their newest language installment for international users. Since its founding in 2009, Momo has managed to capture a vital market in China for dating and meeting other people through mobile services.  It is…

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Even the Best Startups Can’t Overcome Tax Rates in China and the US

MobiSights has written before about some of the disadvantages of the venture capital environment in China, and this post by Juliana Davies takes a deep dive into some of the taxation differences for small business between China and the United States. Juliana writes for an online business magazine that has ranked 2012’s best online MBA…

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G-Startup Competition Finalists and Winners!

Beginning with over 120 startups from 24 countries competing, G-Startup was finally narrowed down to a top 20 list! The organizer, Gurpreet Singh, had the answers for us earlier this morning. USA had seven finalists, with 2600hz, CheckInOn.Me, DestinationDoc, MixerBox Inc., Placed, Scandit and SnapCrowd. South Korea had three finalists, with Buddy Up, Moglue, and NaleBe….

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GMIC SV Panel Discussion: Just Launch It. How Startups Can Create Popular Global Releases.

Barrett Parkman, who serves as VP for The Great Wall Club, led the first panel discussion of what should be an exciting second day focused on the startup economy at GMIC-SV in San Jose, CA. Ryosuke Kawamura, CEO of Bitcellar, Inc. and Doug Renert, Partner at Tandem Capital, stopped by to discuss Building a Global…

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VC Panel: With a Healthy Dose of Irrationality, Provide Value and Filter for Success

Stay focused on a specific sector, find and build a top team, and make sure you provide value. These were some of the lessons conveyed this morning at GMIC SV’s panel on VC funding strategies and startups. Moderated by Greg Tarr, Partner at CrossPacific Capital, the frank discussion gave a light and casual flair to…

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G-Startup – Investing in Startups is Like Marriage, Say VCs at GMIC SV

In hiring, in marriage, and in finding funding for your startup, it’s not necessarily about the money. That was the key message venture capitalists shared with G-Startup competition hopefuls at the Global Mobile Internet Conference Friday morning. Choosing an investment partner is almost like a marriage, said Canice Wu, president of the Plug and Play…

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