We Are HK Founders: Paul Tomes of Passkit


Paul Tomes, Co-Founder and CEO of PassKit, grew up in sunny Bournemouth, England. After graduating as an Engineer has been working in 5 countries. He has been living in Hong Kong for 11 years now. Before diving into the startup industry, Paul worked for Ford Motor Company, HBSC and Credit Suisse.

Paul likes to skateboard and he does it regularly to work, and more surprisingly he also used to skateboard to work when he worked in Investment Banking. At the time he ran a blog called corporateskateboarder.com.

The startup, PassKit is a software company that is specialised in effective, easy-to-use mobile marketing solutions. The startup platform allows users to reduce costs and waste, track real-time data and magnify customer engagement.

In your own words what does your startup do?

In a sentence, PassKit is to mobile wallet what mailchimp is to email.

To expand, PassKit allows businesses, of any size, to engage with their customers through their most intimate possession – their mobile phone.

We enable this by harnessing the power of the latest mobile wallet applications, (like Apple Wallet, Android Pay, WeChat Wallet, and AliPay) beacon technologies, physical web concepts and apps. Our solutions empowers brands to deliver online and offline insight-driven interactions with their customers, fostering real-time conversations, building long-term relationships and making micro moments matter for their customers – when and where it matters the most.

We are recognized as world-class experts in mobile wallet, proximity marketing, beacon technology, physical web and big data.

[Read more…]

We Are HK Founders: Norma Chu of DayDayCook


Norma Chu was born and raised in Hong Kong and now is founder and CEO of the Hong Kong-based startup DayDayCook.

She grew up in Seattle and graduated from University of Washington. Before going into the startup industry she was the head of equities at HBSC in Hong Kong.

The cooking app, DayDayCook began as a cooking blog and later became a big success with recipes and videos. Now, is focused e-commerce in the food industry, from selling its own sauces to delivering already prepare food.

In your own words what does your startup do?

We are here to spread the love for cooking to the young generation through the creation and distribution of fun video content.

[Read more…]

We Are HK Founders: Eric Gnock Fah of Klook


Eric Gnock Fah is president & Co-Founder of Klook, the startup’s name stands up for “Keep looking”. The aim of the company is to make less tedious the part of travel planning and organizing an itinerary at the same time offering traveling deals of the place people are planning to visit. Klook was named in 2015 number one as “Best new apps” in Apple Store.

Eric is from Mauritius; he went to school in US and started his career in Hong Kong in investment banking. He speaks 7 languages that he picked up along the way in his life.

In your own words what does your startup do?

Klook helps travelers plan and book activities, tours and local transfers online and on the go.

[Read more…]