10 Hong Kong Startup Founders Share What They Most Look Forward to in 2015

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Happy holidays startups! 2014 has been a huge year for the Hong Kong startup scene and we can all attest to the speedy growth of our ecosystem.

Take mobile logistics startup Gogovan for example. The homegrown startup picked up their US $6.5 million Series A over the summer, then an additional $10 million last month – for a total of $16.5 million raised in 2014 alone. Or Google’s acquisition of enterprise tech startup Divide which was much buzzed about.

And how about the three new accelerator programs that have all arrived in the past year? Besides Accenture’s ‘FinTech Innovation Lab’ launching back in June, Swire Properties’ ‘blueprint’ for B2B startups has also arrived on the scene with AIA and Nest teaming up to create a new accelerator program for wearable tech and healthcare startups.

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Hong Kong Music App Jamn Raises US $300,000 in Seed Funding from Yat Siu of Outblaze and VC Firm Mind Fund

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MiQ, the Hong Kong startup behind novel music app Jamn, raises US $300,000 in seed funding.

The investors who collaborated on this deal include Adam Lindemann and Mark Cheng of Hong Kong VC firm Mind Fund and veteran entrepreneur Yat Siu of Outblaze.

Having won multiple awards for innovation, education and design from Apple and Smartphone Asia, Jamn is an iOS app that helps musicians learn music theory, chord construction, scale patterns and allows for instant key transposition. Created by musicians for musicians, Jamn also has a social aspect where users across the globe can learn, discover and share tunes from their personal song database.

We had a chat with founder and CEO Johnny Quattro to see what his plans are for MiQ in the coming year.

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