Tag Archives: raising money

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 […]

Singapore VC and government program to assist Startups with hiring issues

I should have moved to Singapore. Come one Hong Kong, where are you? It seems to me that Singapore is wiping the startup floor with Hong Kong. This is from Tech In Asia: Startups always have difficulties hiring and retaining talent. Graduates usually prefer to work in government and corporate jobs that give good salary […]

The Way Hong Kong VCs Should Be

This is via Chris Dixon’s blog, discussing the development, or perhaps innovation, of VC firms: Earlier this year I got to meet the a16z team and observe the operation directly. There are over 60 people at the firm. Only six people do traditional VC activities: investing, joining boards, and helping out. The rest are exclusively […]

Seed and Venture Capital in Hong Kong

UPDATE: A look at a Hong Kong Seed Fund in action, valuing Hong Kong startups 33x lower than the norm. A rather in depth (or long, depending on how you look at it) HKVCA paper on how money gets handed out in Hong Kong. Venture Capital, Private Equity, and Hong Kong’s Entrepreneurial Businesses (pdf) The […]