Tagged: hong kong

How do Asian Crowdfunding platforms compare to their Western counterparts?

Asia Map on Globe

Crowdfunding is a burgeoning field in many parts of Asia. In comparison, crowdfunding in places like the United States has been around for a longer time. While the United States relaxed regulations on investment-based crowdfunding in 2012 (via the JOBS Act), rewards- based sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been around since the late 2000s…. Read More

OurCrowd Seeks Stronger Ties to Asia as Tech Booms in Israel

Jon Medved speaking at San Diego State University

At the recently held MIXii Israel Innovation Conference, that took place in Tel Aviv on May 20-22nd, government representatives from China and Hong Kong participated in the forum seeking a stronger relationship with the country. One group was championed by InvestHK, whose objective is to lobby global companies to set up shop in Hong Kong…. Read More

Crowdfunding Struggle For One Firm in Hong Kong

bigcolors logo

In a recent article in the South China Morning Post, shared the challenges of the BigColors equity crowdfunding platform.  BigColors was launched in November 2013 as a combined crowdfunding site with a trading feature.  Investors could actually use the site and trade shares in these “listed”companies. Bigcolors was founded by an ex-Goldman guy James Giancotti…. Read More

LoveStruck Turns to InvestingZone to Attract More Investors

LoveStruck

InvestingZone, the equity crowdfunding platform, has announced it will be helping award-winning online dating site, Lovestruck.com, raise growth-capital to fuel its ambitious international expansion plans. The company is looking to raise around £800k from both existing and new investors so that it can focus on expanding its already-established presence in Asia. The website is a premium… Read More

Rare Pink Raises £120K During Seedrs Campaign

Rare Pink

Exciting news for the online jewelry store Rare Pink. The company, who launched its crowdfunding campaign on Seedr, raised well over its £100,000 goal. Rare Pink is an online retailer of custom designed diamond jewelry and engagement rings that are traded from London and Hong Kong. The average values of the pieces are £3,000. Rare… Read More

Hong Kong Startups Seek To Tap Asian Crowdfunding Market

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Crowdfunding has yet to take off in Asia like it has in the US, Europe and Australia. Having said that, two recent pieces of news involving Hong Kong-based crowdfunding platforms suggest that entrepreneurs are increasing their efforts at mobilizing capital in Asia via crowdfunding. These sites join other platforms from HK including GingCreative and AppsFunder. GrowVC… Read More

Hong Kong students crowdfunding anti-mainlander advertisements

Anti Mainland Advertisement being Crowdfunded

A group of Hong Kong students are raising money online to run full-page adverts opposing the “mainlandisation of HK universities”, according to their Facebook page. The campaign comes just over a year after the Apple Daily ran a full-page advert attacking mainland “locusts” for swarming the city and draining its resources. The HK$100,000 advert was… Read More

New crowdfunding platform for films and creative arts

Catapoolt

Fund management company Starting Blocks Media Ventures will launch a new crowd funding model, Catapooolt, dedicated to creative projects including movies, music and other performing arts. Catapooolt will be launched during the Hong Kong Asia Film Festival later this month. The company has join hands with the event as the official Crowdfunding Partner for Hong… Read More

GAME DEVELOPER LAUNCHES CROWDFUNDING PROJECT FOR PRISONHOOD

Prisonhood Crowdfunding on Indiegogo

Independent game developer Fei Hu Interactive has launched a crowdfunding project with Indiegogo. The project was established to help secure funds to aid the ongoing development and maintenance of the game PRISONHOOD.  With only 4 weeks to secure funding, a positive result will enable the team to extend PRISONHOOD to users of Android devices and Facebook worldwide as… Read More

Crowdfunding gives city’s worthy causes a chance

FringeBacker

Feel like bankrolling an independent movie? What about an artist who makes treasures out of trash? Perhaps you’d rather support one young woman’s dream of representing Hong Kong as an equestrian show jumper at the Asian Games. Hong Kong’s entrepreneurs and creative types have a new way of getting funding for their projects. The recently… Read More

A crowd-funding site for designers in Asia

Designs by Jinruei Fan listed on ZaoZao

HONG KONG — Jinruei Fan, a young Taiwan-based fashion designer, was one of the first people to list several products on ZaoZao.com, a brand new crowd-funding site created for designers in Asia. After three days, a flowy shirt that features twisted fabric and detailed pleating was fully funded, which meant Fan could start production and… Read More