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Fundnel Goes Big. Investment Crowdfunding Platform Provides Access to Capital for ASEAN SMEs

Singapore Marina Prominade

  Fundnel (pronounced like Funnel) is one of several investment crowdfunding platforms that have launched in Singapore over the past year. But even though there are a growing number of sites entering the internet finance space, Fundnel claims the title of Asia’s first collaborative fundraising platform… Read More

The Equity Crowdfunding Bandwagon: South East Asia Jumps On Board

South East Asia Equity crowdfunding

Southeast Asia (SEA) represents a burgeoning regional economy comprising of 11 countries with a consolidated GDP of US$2.57 trillion (that’s approximately 15% the size of the US economy), and a combined population of 620 million people. It’s no wonder that there’s a buzz around the… Read More

Exploding Hoverboards Cause Havoc for Some Products Shipping from China

Ravean Gloves

Exploding “Hoverboards” are everywhere in the news these days. Craptaculous products by manufacturers with questionable quality control have placed the entire sector under scrutiny.  Recently an apartment in Hong Kong was torched by a combusting Hoverboard leaving residents homeless. The Lithium battery “exploded several times”…. Read More

Expect to See a Significant Increase in Crowdfunding Projects by Asian Inventors in 2016

Hong Kong Asia

Crowdfunding continues to grow globally. The largest rewards platform, Kickstarter, has hosted close to 100,000 successfully funded projects and has assembled a community of almost 10 million backers. It has been aggressively expanding internationally this year. Some studies suggest that most of the growth in… Read More

EY FinTech Adoption Survey: More Millennials Tapping P2P, Online Payments and Investments; Fintech Is Here to Stay

FinTech and Money

15.5% of digitally active consumers currently use financial technology products Payment services are the most popular product offering Users are younger, wealthier and increasingly urban With 29.1%, Hong Kong has the highest rate of FinTech use of all surveyed markets  “Higher-income individuals are some of the… Read More

Monexo CEO: It is Time for China to Put P2P Regulations in Place

China Largest peer to peer lending market

Monexo is a Hong Kong based peer to peer lending platform that seeks to provide financing to SMEs in the region. Founded by Mukesh Bubna, a long-time Citibank executive, Bubna recently commented on the investigation into Ezubo – a China-based peer to peer lender.  Ezubo (sometimes spelled… Read More

Alibaba Continues Push for World Domination with Purchase of South China Morning Post

Alibaba Corporate Offices China

Internet juggernaut Alibaba opened their wallet a tiny bit and purchased the assets of the South China Morning Post (SCMP) last week. The company stated it was a strategic move in recognition of providing insight into one of the world’s largest economies. One of the… Read More

Crowdfunding Mailbox: Skriware Simplified 3D Printing, Bolo Rolling Knife & Mokacam Super Small 4K Camera

Crowdfunding Mailbox 12.6.15

After two years of designing and building, the Skriware 3D printer is ready to go.  And so what? There are tons of 3D printers on the market today. Head on over to Amazon and search and hundreds of printers show up. 3D printing is nearly… Read More

CrowdPlus.Asia Claims First ASEAN Equity Crowdfunding Platform

CrowdPlus.Asia Luanch

CrowdPlus.Asia is the first, of the approved platforms, to launch in Malaysia – and across multiple Asian markets. CrowdPlus.asia will focus on the ASEAN market, having established a presence in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam, as well as mainland China and Hong Kong where there is a number… Read More

Brief: Bondora Opens European Personal Loan Marketplace Platform to U.S. Accredited Investors

Bondora Management

Bondora, a pan-European marketplace lender, opens to accredited investors from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Australia. The platform now allows global accredited investors to invest directly into personal unsecured loans across three European markets including Spain,… Read More

TouchJet WAVE Secures Over $400,000 on Indiegogo; Forms Partnership With Seveco to Manufacture New Interactive Product

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Seveco Global Ltd. and Touchjet announced today that they have formed a partnership to develop and manufacture the Touchjet WAVE. Seveco will assist from initial conception through manufacturing, leveraging its expertise in flexible line manufacturing, real-time production and quality monitoring. In addition to this partnership,… Read More

China Looks to Crowdfunding to Finance Clean Energy

Sun Solar Sunset Boat

Developer of solar projects Kong Sun Holdings based in Hong Kong went to the banks to finance a project in Mongolia.  Banks said no thanks so Kong Sun went online and raised a $161 million loan from Solarbao.  This is according to a recent report… Read More

Hong Kong’s Peer-to-Peer Lending Marketplace Monexo Joins DBS Accelerator

Mukesh Bubna

Hong Kong-based, Monexo Innovations Limited, announced on Wednesday that it has been selected by DBS Accelerator, powered by Nest as the only Peer to Peer lending marketplace startup in the lineup. Monexo is an online peer-to-peer (P2P) lending marketplace inspired by the successful American version, LendingClub. The three-month… Read More

Burford Capital Launches Hong Kong Litigation Financing Business

Christopher Bogart

Burford Capital, a global finance and professional services firm focused on law, announced on Thursday its launch in Hong Kong and the formation of a new Burford Asia Advisory Board. Burford’s launch in Hong Kong positions it to meet growing demand for litigation and arbitration… Read More

Global Real Estate Crowdfunding Site Wealth Migrate Looks to Asia for Rapid Expansion

Wealth Migrate China

Scott Picken is based in South Africa but he clearly thinks big when considering the addressable market for his real estate crowdfunding platform Wealth Migrate. It is his opinion that banking, insurance, real estate – basically all aspects of finance –  will be revolutionized by… Read More

Hong Kong Sees Fintech Growth: Accenture, Cyberport & Bitcoin Trader MyCoin.hk Blaze the Trail

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John Tsang, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong, stated China would be “an ideal place” to develop into a financial technology hub; venture capitalists are increasingly seeing the potential for fintech investment opportunities in Hong Kong, according to a release. Herman Lam, CEO for the creative digital community… Read More

Steering Group on Financial Technologies to Advise Chinese Government: Aims to Make Hong Kong Fintech Hub

China Yuan Renmibi

The Chinese government announced the establishment of the Steering Group on Financial Technologies to advise the Government on how to develop Hong Kong into and promote Hong Kong as a Fintech hub. The initiative to set up the Steering Committee was announced in the Financial… Read More

Hong Kong Media Tycoon Moves into Online Finance. TOM Group Gets into P2P Lending

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  Media conglomerate TOM Group is moving into the online finance space.  The entity, controlled by Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing, is set to expand its ecommerce operation, Ule, into peer to peer lending and online banking in an “aggressive” push via a partnership with… Read More

Monexo Introduces its P2P Platform: CFO Mukesh Bubna Comments on Trends

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Monexo recently launched its peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform in Hong Kong.  Co-founder, Mukesh Bubna, enters the space with 20 years experience in consumer banking throughout Asia,  including 18 years at Citibank in Asia where he spent 10 years in product and marketing. Prior to that he was CFO, and… Read More

Hong Kong Bitcoin Exchange MyCoin Closes Up Shop; Takes Off with $387 Million

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On Monday (February 9th), CoinDesk announced that Hong Kong bitcoin exchange, MyCoin, has allegedly shut down and even took off with as much as $386 million in investor funds. The situation came to light on Friday when nearly 30 people claimed to be victims of the… Read More