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5 in 5 minutes - January 13th, 2017

Hong Kong Startup News Round Up

Lalamove raises US$30M in series B

Lalamove, a Hong Kong-based logistics startup, has raised US$30 million in series B in a round led by Beijing's Xianghe Capital with the participation from Blackhole Capital, Mindworks Ventures and Crystal Steam.

The latest round brings Lalamove's total funding to US$60 million since its launch in 2013.  The funding will be used to support its expansion to over 100 cities in Asia by the end of 2017.

SpotHelp joins GoGet to take on Hong Kong and Malaysia


SpotHelp, the Hong Kong-based online platform for personal assistance service, has joined the Malaysia-based service provider GoGet, merging the two teams into one big family.

Tamim Batcha, Founder & CEO of SpotHelp says the merging of the two company enables them to bring new services to market. "Having the GoGet platform, launching GoGet Business & GoGet Premium (SpotHelp), enables us to service a much larger audience. Sharing knowledge with each other, from our growing pains to successes and working towards solving issues has been the cornerstone into making this marriage even stronger." he says.

Brinc Co-working space opens for application, calls for Tech and creative startups


Brinc Co-working at PMQ offers easy access to Hong Kong's tech and creative community at reasonable rates in the heart of Central. Startups get 24/7 exclusive entry to PMQ and the opportunity to meet startups working on projects in connected hardware, blockchain, and VR/AR. Startups will also get access to tech events at the Brinc IoT Hub and also be in the know about what’s happening at PMQ. 

Click here to submit the application

Boutir to help locals get ready for Lunar New Year Fair

Boutir, a mobile app for online store management, launched the Lunar New Year Fair campaign. Boutir launched a map for festival shoppers, which allows users to navigate the Lunar New Tear Fair at Vistoria Park in Hong Kong. The application services as a guide to all the goods from various stalls. Stallholders can use the app for online promotions, they can even launch pre-order campaign to boost sales via the app.

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Launches Its Second Programme for 2017

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator launched its second programme on January 9 in the newly opened Cyberport FinTech Smart Space. SuperCharger welcomed its cohort of 8 FinTech start-ups and scale-ups – Bambu, Clare.ai, Entersoft, FinChat, Foris, KYC Chain, Squirro, and Xnotes Alliance – who will be collaborating with and learning from leading FinTech professionals over the next three months in the largest FinTech space in Asia.

Click here to see the full press release

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