Mind Fund Studio Granted US Patent for New Mobile App

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Mind Fund Studio, a Hong Kong based software development company, has been granted a US patent for novel swipe gestures. The patent covers multi-select gestures used in Mind Fund Studio’s new task management app, Sorted.
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Report: The True State of Early Stage Funding in Hong Kong

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You may have seen reports floating around on the interwebs on the current state of Hong Kong funding, from ill-advised infographics to strangely sourced global reports.

So we decided to call up James Giancotti of OddUp a new startup that is tracking other startups around the region, and try and put together a proper list of startup funding in Hong Kong by local investors into local companies.

It’s also a good time to check the pulse of the investor ecosystem; after all the noise that big events like RISE and StartMeUp brought to Hong Kong, how, and if, the local investor market has been doing to actually help fund local startups.

This report is looking at the actual public angel and VC groups in Hong Kong. We don’t have data on Family Offices since they keep things private, as do smaller investor syndicates and angels who don’t like to have their names on the internet. Today the HKSAR government released it’s new budget to include startups (take a look at this budget breakdown specifically for the startup sector by Charles Mok), so we will have to take a revisit this next year and see if this new budget has helped increase any activity amongst local investors.

Here is what the state of early stage funding in Hong Kong really looks like:

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Hong Kong’s First Consumer IoT Summit Welcomes over 1,000 Guests from Around the World

Manav Gupta, founder and CEO of Brinc delivers the opening remarks

Last week we welcomed Brinc’s LAUNCH Summit which was the first dedicated IoT conference in Hong Kong and it was a pretty huge event for Asia’s IoT scene as it welcome speakers and attendees from around the world.

Huge congrats to Bay, Manav, Hilary, Christina, Madison and the rest of the team Brinc on putting together such a great event alongside the StartMeUp Festival by InvestHK. We are convinced that all eyes will be on Brinc going forward for anything to do with IoT in Asia! Here’s to an even bigger 2017 event!

We’ve included the full press release summarising the event below:

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