Hong Kong Music App Jamn Raises US $300,000 in Seed Funding from Yat Siu of Outblaze and VC Firm Mind Fund


MiQ, the Hong Kong startup behind novel music app Jamn, raises US $300,000 in seed funding.

The investors who collaborated on this deal include Adam Lindemann and Mark Cheng of Hong Kong VC firm Mind Fund and veteran entrepreneur Yat Siu of Outblaze.

Having won multiple awards for innovation, education and design from Apple and Smartphone Asia, Jamn is an iOS app that helps musicians learn music theory, chord construction, scale patterns and allows for instant key transposition. Created by musicians for musicians, Jamn also has a social aspect where users across the globe can learn, discover and share tunes from their personal song database.

We had a chat with founder and CEO Johnny Quattro to see what his plans are for MiQ in the coming year.

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ShopDesCreateurs.com Founder Cedric Delzenne Shares “20 Things I Learned as a First-Time Entrepreneur”


We’re very happy to start running these personal profiles from Hong Kong entrepreneurs to share their stories with the local community. We’ve known Cedric Delzenne since the beginning of StartupsHK and we’re very honoured to have him talk about his experiences in running a startup.

Note from the guest author Cedric Delzenne: The following tips are based on my experience launching and running ShopDesCreateurs.com for nearly 4 years. Comments and different opinions are of course most welcome!

1. Be very clear about your personal goals

Running a 1-person online education business is not exactly the same as developing Udemy. There is no good or bad, and both can be profitable.

However as a founder you need to be clear and honest with yourself and others: are you launching a business to be your own boss and manage your schedule the way you want, or to build the next big thing (that hopefully you will be able to sell in a few years)? Your answer will impact your life for the next 10 years.

Also don’t only do it for the money. Chances for you to become rich in a few years are very slim. You will most likely experience a few highs and a lot of lows before having a multi-million dollar company, so choose an industry and a concept that you are truly passionate about.

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Inside TechinAsia’s First Hong Kong Meetup Featuring Southeast Asian Startups Payroll Hero and GrabTaxi

How to startup in SEA

Silicon Valley is unarguably the Mecca of the tech world, but many entrepreneurs are now recognizing the untapped potential in Southeast Asia and setting up their startup headquarters there.

In its first meetup event organized in Hong Kong, TechinAsia brought together entrepreneurs behind two successful start-ups based in Southeast Asia to discuss the dynamics and development of the start-ups space in this region:  Steven Jagger, founder of Payroll Hero and Anthony Tan, CEO, GrabTaxi.

Payroll Hero’s website describes it as a startup that enhances payroll administration with image recognition technologies. Explaining the reason behind the startup germinating in Manila, Jagger said, “We are here because Southeast Asian markets are a huge opportunity: cloud computing is becoming acceptable, the cost of internet and data is coming down. All this is happening right now.”

He further added that since his business model is such that payment for services is made per employee, it helps that the company is located in the Philippines where the employee counts are high.

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