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What Happened to Fintech Hong Kong’s Previous Pick of the Hottest Fintech Startups?

End of 2018 we named the 19 fintech startups we believed were the hottest fintechs in Hong Kong. Fast forward 2 years, we look back at these fintech companies to see what they’ve been up to and have nominated 15

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15 Fintech Startups From Hong Kong to Watch Out for in 2021

Hong Kong is currently home to more than 600 fintech companies with 76% of them focusing on the business-to-business (B2B) market. These companies leverage technologies including big data, artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain, insurtech, regtech, credittech, and wealthtech to serve the

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10 Fintech Startups Selected for Accenture’s 2020 Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific

Ten fintech companies have been selected for the seventh annual FinTech Innovation Lab Asia-Pacific, a mentorship program created by Accenture that helps startups fine-tune their business plans and solutions by pairing them with mentors from leading financial institutions. This year’s

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ASTRI and the University of Hong Kong Join Hands to Nurture Fintech Talent

The Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) has partnered with the University of Hong Kong (HKU) to jointly nurture fintech talent in the region. The agreement will see both parties develop the Technology Oriented Practitioner (TOP) programme,

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The Top 10 Female Founders: 50% are APAC Based

A recent research by the Businessfinancing.co.uk, a business finance news publisher, discovered that female startup founders are more likely to experience negative attitudes during funding pitches. This happens at a disproportionately larger scale compared to their male counterparts. This claim

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InvestHK Unveils Fintech Global Fast Track Programme

InvestHK has unveiled the Global Fast Track Programme, a business-driven programme within Hong Kong Fintech Week, to help local and global fintech enterprises leverage Hong Kong’s fintech opportunities to scale business and accelerate innovation. The Fast Track programme plugs fintech

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Banking Circle Examines Changes In Attitude Towards Digitisation

Just like in almost every other industry, financial institutions have been planning and implementing increased digitalisation for some years. However, the coronavirus crisis and resulting nationwide restrictions have undoubtedly accelerated the rate at which new tech and processes have been

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HKMA and BIS Innovation Hub Launches Trade Finance Tech Challenge

The Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub (BISIH) and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) launched the “TechChallenge – Digitising Trade Finance” initiative to highlight the potential for new technologies to enhance trade finance mechanisms. The initiative is administered by

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Equinix Invests US$51 Million Expanding Its Data Center in Hong Kong

Equinix, the global interconnection and data center company, has completed the third phase expansion of HK4, one of its five International Business Exchange™ (IBX®) data centers in Hong Kong with an investment of US$51 million (approximately HK$364 million). HK4 provides

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Episode Six Secures US$7 Million to Accelerate Global Growth as Demand for Digital Transformation Increases

Episode Six, a next-generation financial technology provider, today announced that it has secured US$7 million of its Series A funding. The round was led by HSBC and includes investments from Mastercard and SBI Investment Co., Ltd., which first invested in Episode

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