We Are HK Founders Panel and Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Leaders at the RISE Breakthrough Stage


RISE is a global conference that takes place in Hong Kong, with hundreds of investors and startups with eyes on the Asian market flying in to learn more, network more and invest more.

Only 1/5th of attendees and exhibitors are from Hong Kong, so this year we wanted to make sure that at this year’s event we made sure everyone knows about the power of the Hong Kong ecosystem with our fresh new campaign We Are HK Founders!

RISE were kind enough to set aside a stage for us to program introductions to the leaders in the startup community in Hong Kong and that is what the BREAKTHROUGH stage is all about.

You can check the schedule at RISEconf.com for the breakdown on June 2 (click on BREAKTHROUGH on the left menu) but one of the highlight panels will be the StartupsHK/KPMG We Are HK Founders talk with 6 of our most game changing founders based in Hong Kong.

The point of this is to show off the amazingly diverse founders that call Hong Kong their home and their base of operations for their startups and learn about the challenges on setting up here and what their plans are for conquering the world from this amazing city we call home.

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Hong Kong FinTech Startups To Watch


In the past month alone, Hong Kong has been hit with interesting FinTech news – with Bitcoin ATMs launching within hours of each other and investment incubator NEST teaming up with banking giant Barclays to create a London-based accelerator program for FinTech startups.

As many ex-bankers have leapt into the entrepreneurial realm in efforts to disrupt the finance space (with help from the internet and technology), we wanted to introduce several FinTech startups that are innovating in the online brokerage, peer-to-peer lending and Bitcoin options trading space.

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Startup Funding Love: The Hong Kong Startups That Secured Investments

Happy Valentine’s Day startups – we did a roundup of some of our favourite startups that received some love from investors over the past 12 months.

As the Hong Kong ecosystem matures year by year, we’d like to keep track of all the monumental successes that our startups have experienced. 2013 was a great year of funding for Hong Kong startups – with deals ranging from the US$200k to $12M giving new and veteran investors had a chance to get involved. We know we might have missed a deal or two, so this will serve as a working list of the top funding in 2013.

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