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Corporate services platform Sleek lands $4 million in new funding

Corporate services platform Sleek lands million in new funding Sleek, the corporate services platform that helps entrepreneurs launch and run new companies in Singapore and Hong Kong, has raised $4 million. The new funding was led by SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of government agency Enterprise Singapore. Returning investors MI8 Limited and […]

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Hong Kong insurtech startup Coherent gets $14 million Series A led by Cathay Innovation

Hong Kong insurtech startup Coherent gets million Series A led by Cathay Innovation Based in Hong Kong, Coherent helps insurance providers go digital. With their services more relevant than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, the startup announced it has raised $14 million in new funding. The Series A round, led by Cathay […]

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Hong Kong and New York-based Easyship joins Shopify Plus’ tech partner program

Hong Kong and New York-based Easyship joins Shopify Plus’ tech partner program Easyship, a logistics startup that allows e-commerce sellers to add multiple carriers to their stores, announced it has joined the Shopify Plus Technology Partner Program. Easyship is headquartered in Hong Kong and New York. Co-founder Tommaso Tamburnotti told TechCrunch it […]

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Green Monday Holdings, the business arm of Hong Kong’s vegetarian advocacy group, raises $70 million from TPG, Swire Pacific

Green Monday Holdings, the business arm of Hong Kong’s vegetarian advocacy group, raises million from TPG, Swire Pacific Green Monday Holdings, a manufacturer of plant-based pork substitute products and frozen meals and an operator of a chain of vegetarian-focused retail outlets and cafes, said it has raised $70 million in financing from […]

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Cosmose, a platform that analyzes foot traffic in physical stores, gets $15 million Series A

Cosmose, a platform that analyzes foot traffic in physical stores, gets million Series A Cosmose, a platform that tracks foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores to help companies predict customer behavior, announced today it has raised a $15 million Series A. The round was by Tiga Investments, with participation from returning investors OTB […]

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Hong Kong’s food e-commerce startup DayDayCook raises $20 million

Hong Kong’s food e-commerce startup DayDayCook raises million The food blogging community in China is booming, and many creators have been cashing in big time by touting food products to loyal followers, a business model that has lured investors. This week, Hong Kong-based startup DayDayCook announced that it has raised $20 million […]

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VPN providers rethink Hong Kong servers after China’s security law

VPN providers rethink Hong Kong servers after China’s security law In recent decades, Hong Kong has been considered a haven for data centers given its strategic location in Asia, a legal system trusted by international businesses, and reliable internet connectivity. Many virtual private network (VPN) operators keep servers in the city, serving […]

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The tech industry comes to grips with Hong Kong’s national security law

The tech industry comes to grips with Hong Kong’s national security law Scott Salandy-Defour used to make frequent stops at a battery manufacturer in southern China for his energy startup based in Hong Kong. The appeal of Hong Kong, he said, is its adjacency to the plentiful electronics suppliers in the Pearl […]

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Facebook and WhatsApp halts reviews of Hong Kong demands for user data

Facebook and WhatsApp halts reviews of Hong Kong demands for user data Facebook has confirmed it has suspended processing demands for user data from Hong Kong authorities following the introduction of a new Beijing-imposed national security law. A spokesperson for the social networking giant told TechCrunch it will “pause” the processing of […]

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US plans to rollback special status may erode Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem

US plans to rollback special status may erode Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem For two months, the people of Hong Kong waited in suspense after China’s legislature approved a new national security law. The legislation’s details were finally made public yesterday and almost immediately went into effect. As many Hong Kong residents feared, […]

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