Sunday, 20 April 2014 00:00

10 Startups In Asia To Look Out For

Our latest selection of startups in Asia to look out for 


1. Ookbee

Thailand Ookbee, an online ebook store from Thailand, which claims to be Southeast Asia’s number one ebookstore startup based on app downloads, has received a series B investment from Tokyo-based IT outsourcing firm Transcosmos.

Thursday, 10 April 2014 00:00

Zopim To Be Acquired by Zendesk

Zendesk, the cloud-based helpdesk startup, has made what looks like its first acquisition: it has announced that it is buying Zopim, whose flagship product is piece of live chat software that is used by some 120,000 websites. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but we are trying to find out.

As a result of the acquisition, Zendesk will be phasing out its own chat software and integrating Zopim’s “superior” one into its platform, writes Adrian McDermott, SVP of product development, in a blog post announcing the news.

Published in Deals & Funding