The Silicon Dragon Awards Roars Back to Hong Kong on Nov 16

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Silicon Dragon returns next week to present its annual program in Hong Kong:

  • Best Deal
  • Top VC
  • Top Founder

Plus A VC Panel Discussing Deals, Tech, Valuations, IPOs, Venture Investor Panel, Tech Chats with Leading Entrepreneurs, Pitches by Most Promising Up and Comers, Awards for Top Founders, VCs, Angels & Deals all on November 16 at KPMG’s Hysan Place office – get tickets now!

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Hong Kong’s Klook Raises US$60 million Series C Financing to Go Global

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We remember back when the first request for StartupsHK to cover a new travel startup called Klook came in.

Just look at them now!

Klook announced today that it has completed a near US$60 million Series C funding, representing the largest deal ever for an in-destination service booking platform. They bring onboard Goldman Sachs in this co-investment with existing investors Sequoia Capital and Matrix Partners. With this round of financing, they will further the company’s global expansion and accelerate product growth and innovation.

One of the pioneers in Asia’s travel activity booking space, Klook has seen rapid growth in the span of three short years:

  • Providing over 30,000 attractions, tours, activities and essential travel services offered in 120 different cities.
  • 1 million+ monthly bookings serving users from over 50 nationalities, with the majority from Asia.
  • Klook services support 30 currencies with 7 language services provided and more to come.
  • Over 1 million verified user reviews of Klook activities.
  • 13 offices across Asia with a focus on both the supply and demand side of the business and offices in the US and Europe to be operational next year.

Congrats Eric and team! So proud of you guys!

Looking to Raise Money for your Startup? Join the StartupsHK Investor Introductions Network

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As we build our network in Hong Kong and around the world we are looking to make meaningful introductions to startups at the point in their lives when they need to raise capital to build out their tech companies.

So we are now openly inviting founders to reach out to us for introductions – now, before everyone starts hitting the send button we are going to be very focused on what we are looking for:

  • Startups with traction. No “just an idea” phase companies.
  • We cover most of the popular verticals – we are out of our depth in some fields but we will keep you in the database.
  • This is not just for HK-based startups but any startup looking at Asia as a market.

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