Nikkei Asian Review: India’s housewife-entrepreneurs turn a profit from social media

Nikkei Asian Review: India’s housewife-entrepreneurs turn a profit from social media. “Shravanti Chanda, a 31-year-old Hyderabad woman who quit her information technology job after she married, is one of many housewives across India earning money at the intersection of e-commerce and social networks. Shravanti discovered Indian social commerce site Meesho a few months ago and now makes $150 a month reselling goods for a markup that she decides.”

Yahoo News: Indonesia to launch startup database as reference for digital industry development

Yahoo News: Indonesia to launch startup database as reference for digital industry development. “Indonesia is enjoying a massive growth of its digital industry, as indicated by the increasing number of tech startups operating in the country. It even managed to have four unicorn startups already; the second biggest number in Southeast Asia after Singapore. To support President Joko Widodo’s Digital Energy of Asia vision, it is not sufficient for Indonesia to rely solely on initiatives by industry stakeholders. There is also an urgency to support the vision by providing a comprehensive startup database.”

Introducing Techpoint Base: A comprehensive database for startups (Techpoint Nigeria)

Techpoint (Nigeria): Introducing Techpoint Base: A comprehensive database for startups. “Over the years, Techpoint.ng has extensively covered Nigerian and African startups in their entirety and in this time, we have learnt a thing or two about them. We discovered a dearth of resource database for these startups; from essentials talent, to jobs, events and professionals. Even those hoping to see Nigerian startups in an organised order have to look real hard. And that is why we have launched Techpoint Base; to mitigate and gradually eliminate the resource problem of and for startups.”

Financial Post: Finally, a free open-source database for all Canadian startup information

Financial Post: Finally, a free open-source database for all Canadian startup information. “Hockeystick’s open database won’t include the private financial information the company’s clients currently pay for. But it already includes basic data – company name, industry, principals and funding sources – on 7,000 startups, as well as listings for 157 VC firms, 44 angel groups, 200 accelerators and 600 government programs. Hockeystick founder and CEO Raymond Luk hopes the database will help founders locate support programs and angels in their own cities, while giving investors more accurate information on promising companies.”

Financial Tribune: Visualized Database of Iranian Startups Online

Financial Tribune: Visualized Database of Iranian Startups Online. “A new service has been launched named NopaHub (fledglings’ hub in Persian) which operates as an interactive visualized database of Iranian startups and accelerators. Using the service with a few clicks you can see who is who in Iran’s startup environment.”

Phnom Penh Post: Database of Kingdom startups ready for launch

Phnom Penh Post: Database of Kingdom startups ready for launch. “Startup Cambodia, a collaborative platform set to officially launch next month, aims to create a comprehensive and accessible database of Cambodia’s startup companies to help entrepreneurs tap into early-stage funding, a spokesman for the company spearheading the project said yesterday. The platform is the brainchild of online startup and technology-focused media outlet Geeks in Cambodia and will initially serve as a basic database for information on registered startups and potential angel investors.”