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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CashYou, GateCoin Amongst 5 Hong Kong Startups Declared Winners in the ‘Talent Unleashed Awards’

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Amongst deals, mergers and acquisitions, it’s been a busy year for Hong Kong so far.

The latest back-to-back exits of homegrown startups Divide and Cherrypicks is proof that the ingenuity of our entrepreneurs are stronger than ever before. Just when we couldn’t get any prouder of our burgeoning startup scene, the prestigious ‘Talent Unleashed Awards’ announced that it was extending its reach to include Hong Kong and Singapore. The aim of ‘Unleashed’ is to celebrate individuals whose impactful ideas could potentially change the world, whether it be solving business problems or helping a community in need.

While the overall winners will be chosen by the legendary Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak, our own Yat Siu was invited to represent Hong Kong as a regional judge. See more details on each award category here.

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Deadline To Send in Applications or Nominations for ‘Talent Unleashed Awards’ is Tonight at Midnight!

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The Talent Unleashed Awards has, since their inaugural event last year (only for Australia and New Zealand), expanded to Central, East Asia and South East Asia for 2014.

60 will battle it out for a coveted spot in the top 9 where winners will get to spend five days at Richard Branson’s Entrepreneurship Centre in South Africa for schooling on entrepreneurship and business innovation.
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