Cab Ordering Service ‘Taxiwise’ Has Been Acquired By IKKY, a Likeminded Booking Platform

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Taxiwise has been acquired by likeminded booking platform IKKY for an undisclosed sum.

As these two startups join forces, we can only expect our lives to be that much more efficient with this latest tech union.

While Taxiwise specifically focuses on helping expats and non-Cantonese speakers book cabs, IKKY lets its users book all daily activities and services such as dinner reservations, doctor’s appointments and yes – even taxi pick ups. Along with instant confirmation and social media sharing capabilities, the IKKY platform also lets you integrate booked activities into your calendar.
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Felix Lam: Serial Entrepreneur, Angel Investor and Startup Mentor Lends Advice to Hong Kong’s Ecosystem

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Following our series of profiles about Hong Kong’s movers and shakers, we’d like to introduce Felix Lam – serial entrepreneur, angel investor, startup mentor and managing director of Red Chapel Advisors.

As a Hong Kong native, Felix has always considered it his home base. After spending some time studying in Australia and developing software for various telecom vendors, Felix plunged into the entrepreneurial realm. One venture in particular, Felix transformed a traditional Mainland Chinese factory into a global manufacturing operation.

With his strong telecom background, Felix gives credit to the iPhone for launching the smartphone revolution which in turn, spawned a generation of data-addicted people. “Before the iPhone, we were wondering how to get people to use data since people were only using their phones to call – it was very tough,” he said. “Now it’s the other way around, there’s not enough data to go around. Technology has changed the entire domain – everything is mature now.”

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