Hong Kong Design Startup RUBIX Launches Kickstarter Project, Giving Your Smartphone Battery a 60% Boost

Augment We kicked off 2014 with a sold out Startup Saturday event on crowdfunding, and ever since, this year has been bustling with cool news from the community.

While crowdfunding for equity platform Bigcolors fully funded two startups ‘Oddup’ and ‘Verxigo,’ multi-faceted social network Fund2.Me has helped fund seven projects with US $170,000 since their launch in December 2013. In the Kickstarter realm, two Hong Kong projects received full support from backers in the month of March alone. All in all, it’s been a busy time for crowdfunding. See our story on all of these updates.

On our radar is yet another Hong Kong Kickstarter project called AUGMENT from independent design house RUBIX. This campaign particularly piqued our interest because it’s a smartphone battery solution that promises a boost of up to 60%. We had a chat with founder and industrial designer Will Matters to learn more about his startup.

Click here to view and support the AUGMENT campaign

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5 Questions With Jono Lilley and Fiona Atkinson, Co-Founders of Colony88.com

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There are many intelligent and potentially huge startups in Hong Kong, but they have been restricted to grow and move up by the lack of funding currently available by angel investors locally.

Two new entrepreneurs from the banking world believe that those strong companies deserve an opportunity to grow, to develop and succeed. Therefore, Colony88 is born by this conviction. We spoke to Jono Lilley and Fiona Atkinson, to learn more from their start-up and how they are helping other startups to raise money here in Hong Kong.

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An Army of Crowdfunding Sites Look to Help Startups Get Funding In Hong Kong

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The entrepreneurial community is growing larger by the day in Hong Kong, a movement that inspires many to pursue their lifelong dreams.

Trying to find a sufficient amount of funding for an idea or project becomes a hard task, a factor that leaves many startups dead in the water. Fortunately, new crowdfunding sites have been recently born in Hong Kong, and are looking for entrepreneurs and investors alike. Here are four new crowdfunding sites in HK.

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