3 Hong Kong Startup Podcasts to Add to Your Playlist


Podcasts are making a big resurgence these days with massive amounts of listeners tuning in while traveling or at the gym. Multitasking at its best!

While we love podcasts like Recode Decode, The Tim Ferris Show, The Gary Vee Show, The James Altucher Show, How I Built This and so many more (leave a comment on your favorite podcast below) we are spotlighting 3 new podcasts bring broadcast out of Hong Kong:

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StartupBootCamp FinTech Pitch Day Comes to Hong Kong on 27 January


The Financial Technology or FinTech scene keeps getting hotter and hotter in the city that was built for it in Asia. So its no surprise that more events revolving around this industry are happening in Hong Kong.

We sat down with Markus Gnirck the co-founder and COO of StartupBootCamp to throw some light on the upcoming pitch day on 27 January 2015 at PaperclipHK.

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Hong Kong’s 8 Securities Raises US $9 Million in a Series B Round; Announces Mainland China Expansion Plans


Hey look at this great news today for Hong Kong Startups – our good friends Mathias Helleu and Mikaal Abdulla (left and right in photo) of 8 Securities keep growing and keep raising money!

Hong Kong FinTech startup 8 Securities raises US $9 million in a Series B round following their expansion into the Japanese market.

Investors in this deal include Velocity Capital and Leitmotiv (who have backed 8 Securities before), and were joined by leading FinTech venture funds from the US and China. According to CrunchBase, this latest round was followed by three Series A rounds totaling $12.5 million raised – and the social trading portal shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, they’re already looking to raise more funds.

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