Tag Archives: investors

Tesla pitching a VC

I had forgotten about this until I was researching for a presentation at my school’s entrepreneurship class. Imagine if Nikola Tesla had brought some of his technology to VCs. Would he get the support to develop them? Here is a good opinion piece on the idea (and also my favourite topic, “We wanted flying cars, and […]

Hong Kong Startups are 21x less valuable than other startups

Today I read an article in the South China Morning Post about Nest, one of the more well known startup incubators and investors here in Hong Kong. The outfit holds a pitch day once a month, startups apply and are selected to pitch their startup in hopes of entering into the incubation program. We haven’t applied or […]

Presenting Xingergy at Clean Tuesday Hong Kong

I will be presenting my startup at Clean Tuesday Hong Kong‘s 2013 1st Quarter meeting, to be held late January/early February. So if you want to see an exciting presentation about garbage… venir en visite! That should mean “come and visit”, provided by my friend Tracy, a victim of the “safe and secure job”, risk adverse mentality that is strangling innovation and entrepreneurship in […]

Prototype 2: Should I remain in Hong Kong? Talent and Investors, a Catch 22

Last Sunday night I put the finishing touches on the second prototype. Check it out: It takes up half my apartment The first prototype was very small, just a proof of concept type thing. This one is operational and dangerous. This prototype also establishes a milestone in the startup. I’ve worked on this startup since […]

Hong Kong Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Angel Investor Conference

I was lucky enough to receive a free ticket to the Hong Kong Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Angel Investor Conference at the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park. Topics and discussions included: Silicon Valley Bank’s role in supporting tech startups and how it can apply in Hong Kong How greater VC and Angel investment activity […]