Hong Kong’s Fundraising Frenzy: ‘Cyberport Pitch Day’ and ‘CoCoon Pitch Finals’

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Last Thursday was a pitch-filled day for Hong Kong as startups battled it out at ‘Cyberport Pitch Day for Tech Startups’ and ‘CoCoon Pitch Finals.’

Cyberport’s intensive event incorporated two pitching sessions. While Cyberport incubatees took the stage with speedy, one-minute elevator pitches, a batch of interns from the digital community’s ‘E+ Startup Internship Program’ represented their startups with five minute presentations.

The judging panel included Kyle Lam, co-founder and business angel of Big Bloom Investment, Carman Chan, managing partner of Click Ventures, Jennifer Carver, CIO of Nest and Raiyo Nariman, director of Serendipity Group.

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Cyberport Partners with Microsoft Ventures for New Accelerator Program with Seed Fund in Hong Kong

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Cyberport, Hong Kong’s ‘creative digital community’ has been drumming up a lot of support for startups in the past while, the latest being a partnership with Microsoft Ventures.

Besides teaming up with a tech giant to give startups an opportunity at global exposure, Cyberport has also announced a complimentary accelerator support programme and is now accepting applications for their seed fund.

We had a chat with Herman Lam, CEO of Cyberport to get his take on the partnership and how it will benefit Hong Kong’s ecosystem.

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Hong Kong’s Enterproid Raises Additional US$12 Million in Series B; Renames Itself ‘Divide’

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If you joined us at our Startup Saturday: Mobillaince 2013 event in Wan Chai this past weekend, you must have heard our speaker David Zhu spoke about his goal of disrupting the enterprise. David showed an interesting formula saying BYOD + Consumerization of IT = Empowered Users and stressed out the needs for the enterprise mobility revolution. It was an impressive talk and really made us think over this topic.

Today we are thrilled to bring you a piece of good news that his own enterprise startup Enterproid just raised a Series B round of funding last week to the tune of US$12 million bringing his total to US$25 million.

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