Hong Kong’s EzeeCube Raises US $100,000 From Nest Investments on Top of a Successful Indiegogo Campaign

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After coming off a successful Indiegogo campaign, EzeeCube pulls in an additional $100,000 from Nest Investments.

Just four months ago, we had a chat with founder and CEO Ashok Jaiswal about his startup, as he was gearing up for the launch of their crowdfunding campaign. After raising almost US $150,000 of their $75,000 goal and selling over 1,000 units – EzeeCube has been added to Nest’s portfolio of the most promising startups in Asia. “We’re happy to team up with Nest and their high profile management team and take part in their wealth of marketing prowess, capital and strategic thinking to bring EzeeCube to every corner of the globe,” said Jaiswal.

The Hong Kong-based investment incubator will be lending the young hardware startup a hand to scale up sales and marketing efforts. And at the nick of time, as EzeeCube is just on the brink of a marketing blitz including their global retail launch at the Consumer Electronics show in January.

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Hong Kong Startups Looking for Investment Can Apply Now for ‘Nest Pitch Day’ to Access HK$100 Million Fund

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The next ‘NEST Pitch Day’ is coming up on Saturday, 6 September!

The investment incubator, who has invested in local mobile startups such as personalized t-shirt designer Snaptee in the past, runs these pitch events to back disruptive and scalable early-stage startups headquartered in Asia.

According to an interview we did with CEO Simon Squibb earlier this year, NEST follows the American seed accelerator ‘Y Combinator’ model and has invested over HK $30 million into startups in the past. According to Simon, the incubator plans on injecting over HK $100 million into the local startup scene within the next 18-24 months.

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Deadline To Apply Is Today: Hong Kong’s Nest Joins Barclays and Techstars in Launching a New Accelerator Program

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No startup has let rain and hail scare off their mission to change the world!

As an established financial center and growing tech hub, Hong Kong is a prime environment to build a FinTech startup. Running the gamut from Bitcoins exchanges to crowdfunding for equity platforms, we’ve welcomed new startups to the scene in the past year and can only expect more to follow.

Over the weekend, Hong Kong-based investment incubator NEST teamed up with banking giant Barclays and US-based accelerator Techstars to create the Barclays Accelerator Program. This London-based accelerator program gives startups a chance to be mentored by FinTech experts, entry into the Techstars alumni network and the opportunity to pitch at two prestigious demo days.

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