Date
17 October 2018

startup

  • The $64 question facing startup founders and would-be founders

    - Jan 9, 2018 12:10pm
    As StartmeupHK (http://www.startmeup.hk/), Hong Kong’s annual flagship startup event, gets set for its 2018 lineup of programs and events later this month, we examine a core question that underlies the very startup process: deciding to pursue...
  • Telegram eyes multibillion dollar ICO this year

    Jan 9, 2018 10:24am
    Encrypted messaging startup Telegram will launch its own blockchain platform and cryptocurrency, technology news publisher TechCrunch reports, citing sources familiar with the matter. The initial coin offering (ICO) is planned to be launched in 2018. The...
  • 8 Securities banks on robo-advisor, free trading to lure clients

    - Jan 8, 2018 12:57pm
    Local fintech startup 8 Securities launched Hong Kong’s first artificial intelligence financial advisor and wealth management app in late 2016. About a year after App Chloe’s launch, the robo-advisor has generated an impressive return of over 16...
  • Dual-class listing plans draw interest from local startups

    - Jan 5, 2018 12:47pm
    Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx) has announced a proposal to allow the listing of “new economy” companies with dual-class share structure, and a revised listing rule for biotech companies with no track record of profitability....
  • BACHcode launches AI-enabled nutritionist

    - Jan 2, 2018 1:18pm
    BACHcode, a Hong Kong-based startup that seeks to develop artificial intelligence systems for human health improvement, is launching an AI-enabled health coach that designs and implements personalized health strategies for users. Called “ReHealthier“, the conversational app will...
  • LeTV’s former Asia-Pacific chief moves into fintech

    - Dec 28, 2017 2:28pm
    I ran into an old friend at a fintech product launch the other day. He is Mok Chui-tin, LeTV’s former chief executive for the Asia-Pacific region. He moved to the United States to develop internet electric...
  • How a Chinese medicine practitioner does business on Facebook

    - Dec 27, 2017 3:31pm
    Cinci Leung Wun-sien has been practicing traditional Chinese medicine for five years, but she is anything but traditional. The 35-year-old has been making her traditional Chinese medicine philosophy more accessible to today’s customers through her “CheckCheckCin” Facebook...
  • Virgin Hyperloop One raises US$50 mln in new funding round

    Dec 21, 2017 3:57pm
    Futuristic transportation startup Virgin Hyperloop One announced that it has raised US$50 million (around HK$390 million) in a new round of funding from foreign investors. The series C funding was led by venture capital investors Caspian...
  • Alibaba, Midea roll out unmanned kiosks in New Retail push

    - Dec 21, 2017 12:49pm
    Alibaba chairman Jack Ma began pushing the New Retail model last year. As a further step to expand in the “unmanned” retail business, the Chinese e-commerce titan will team up with appliance maker Midea Group to...
  • Uber dealt blow as EU court classifies it as transport service

    Dec 21, 2017 8:49am
    Uber Technologies should be classified as a transport service and regulated like other taxi operators, the European Union’s top court said in a landmark ruling that could impact other online businesses in Europe, Reuters reports. Uber,...
  • EOS investors shell out US$700m for coins with ‘no purpose’: WSJ

    Dec 20, 2017 6:09pm
    With the current frenzy over bitcoin and the accompanying initial coin offering (ICO) hype, the most well-funded project of the year, EOS token sales by software startup Block.one, has caught the attention of The Wall Street...
  • How Uplive uses own cryptocurrency to cash in on fan economy

    Dec 19, 2017 3:23pm
    Established in May 2016, live streaming platform Uplive has launched its own cryptocurrency, GiFTO, a blockchain technology-based token used to reward its program hosts. The token has been available for sale since Dec. 14. Andy Tian,...
  • Seven mainland China startups on CB Insights’ AI 100 list

    Dec 19, 2017 12:30pm
    Seven mainland China-based startups have made it to CB Insights’ latest Artificial Intelligence 100 list, gaining recognition for the promising work they are doing in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). The number marks a step-up...
  • Meet Booqed, Hong Kong’s Airbnb for office and commercial spaces

    - Dec 18, 2017 1:50pm
    Booqed, a Hong Kong-based startup launched in September last year, is looking to change how organizations utilize spaces and link workers with temporary office spaces and event venues. Established by a group of young entrepreneurs, Booqed...
  • China self-service gymbox operator said to raise US$30 mln

    Dec 14, 2017 6:08pm
    Supermonkey, a self-service fitness gymbox operator in China, is believed to have raised at least US$30 million (around HK$234 million) in series C funding in a recent transaction. The investment was led by Jiansheng Sports Fund,...
  • HK online rental platform finalist in global startup contest

    Dec 13, 2017 9:11am
    Like startups involved in artificial intelligence, real estate-focused new technology businesses also have opportunities to showcase their strengths at a global event, a fact that a Hong Kong firm will readily attest. SnapFlat, an online rental platform...
  • Ofo rolls out bike-sharing service in Hong Kong

    Dec 6, 2017 5:59pm
    Chinese bike-sharing giant Ofo said it has begun operations in Hong Kong, with Tuen Mun in the New Territories as its first location. Unlocking Ofo bikes requires the company’s mobile app. Customers can enjoy a ride...
  • Boxful bags US$18 mln for expansion to mainland

    - Dec 6, 2017 3:25pm
    Boxful, a Hong Kong-based startup that enables customers to store items in warehouses, has landed US$18 million in funding to expand its business outside the city. The latest funding round brings the total to US$26.1 million....
  • Four in five HK manufacturers plan to boost R&D spending: survey

    Dec 6, 2017 11:10am
    A survey has shown that around 80 percent of Hong Kong manufacturing enterprises plan to increase their research and development (R&D) expenditure over the next three years, with the average targeted hike in such spending at...
  • iFlyTek helping advance China AI push, state security: report

    Dec 4, 2017 4:18pm
    iFlyTek, a Hefei-based startup, is helping advance China’s efforts in the artificial intelligence industry and also functioning as an ally to Beijing in state security, according to the New York Times. Shenzhen-listed iFlyTek uses sophisticated AI to power...

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