Post Tagged with: "Hong Kong"

Credit-Scoring Tool Wecash Gains 5 Million Users in 12 Weeks

Credit-Scoring Tool Wecash Gains 5 Million Users in 12 Weeks

by April 11, 2016 at 3:56 pm 1 comment

When services scale in China, they go big. Beijing-based credit-scoring platform Wecash recently counted more than 35 million users. Not too shabby, and even better considering that little more than a year ago, it had just eight million. Its most recent boost came from the Hong Kong-based accelerator Supercharger. Wecash took partRead More

Top 5 Fintech Fundings: Credit Scoring in China and AI for the Stock Market

Top 5 Fintech Fundings: Credit Scoring in China and AI for the Stock Market

by April 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm 1 comment

Last week this space saw much of the largest fintech funding rounds taking place outside the U.S. That trend continues this week, with some San Francisco-grown AI thrown into the mix. This week we witnessed a major push forward in the process of collaboration between financial institutions (FIs) and startups. ThisRead More

The Growing Network of Fintech Accelerators Globally

by December 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm 1 comment

It’s a good time to be raising money in Fintech. All the major VC Funds are making Fintech bets, there is good activity on Angel List, there are Fintech specific funds and there are Fintech specific networking groups. Many Accelerators are domain agnostic. I have already reviewed the Fintech output from Y Combinator, which is…Read more The Growing Network of Fintech Accelerators Globally

Citigold Offers ‘Special Edition Doughnuts’

Citigold Offers ‘Special Edition Doughnuts’

by April 1, 2014 at 2:28 am 0 comments

Who doesn’t want a “special edition doughnut”? Citigold, Citibank’s premium banking product, is offering “special edition doughnuts” to Hong Kong consumers who sign up with the bank. Visitors to the bank’s Nathan Road branch in Hong Kong receive the coupon at left for the “special edition doughnut” — “only oneRead More

A Startup Culture Sprouts in Hong Kong

by May 18, 2011 at 9:00 am 1 comment

HONG KONG – In this city that never stops, a startup community is starting to flourish, and I think it has the potential to be the most dynamic in Asia Pacific. I am here for a brief visit, and have had the fortune of sitting down last night with twoRead More