50 Hong Kong Startups You Should Get To Know

There are some exciting startups forming in Hong Kong so this week we searched high and low to bring you our list of 50 follow-worthy startups from the Hong Kong startup ecosystem. Fintech 1. Gatecoin Gate Coin is the first digital currency financial institution that builds products and services to change the way people transfer and trade money. The company aims to make international trades and cross-border money transfers of Bitcoin faster and cheaper. Gate Coin is working on consumer level exchange first, and has already sold 15,000+ prepaid debit cards which can be loaded with bitcoin and used wherever...

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13 Great Resources For Understanding How Employee Equity Works

Once you raise a seed round or generate enough money to start building your team, you’ll need to start thinking about employee equity. It’s common practice for tech startup to use stock options and equity with the promise of a financial reward down the line in order to attract amazing talent. The problem with employee equity is it’s one of the most controversial topics in the startup community as there are so many conflicting points of view. We went out to research the best resources from those who know best, which will give you a great insight into all aspects...

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Underdog – The Best-Kept Secret In Startup Hiring

Building a great team is one of the most difficult challenges founders will need to face. Finding people that not only are spectacular workers, but also are a fantastic culture fit is a tremendous task. If you based in New York City, there is a good chance that all your problems are solved with Underdog.io, a curated, two-sided marketplace for talent that makes it easy to connect talent with venture-backed startups in a fast and painless way. They launched silently less than a year ago, but it has become one of the best kept secrets in hiring: “we’re working with...

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25 TED Talks that Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur

For years, TED has grown in leaps and bounds, generating ideas that have the potential to impact millions for the better, and bringing them to a platform that allows these ideas to not only be heard, but implemented. One of the key traits of a successful entrepreneur is continuous growth in personal development. They understand that education is a life-long, ongoing process, that is vital to stay current and relevant in an industry. This curated list of 25 TED talks is designed to assist entrepreneurs in their endeavor for continued learning, and is guaranteed to teach them something new, and...

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50 New York Startups You Absolutely Must Know About

New York’s startup scene has had explosive growth over the course of a decade, along with a rise in venture capital for funding tech startups with a growth of startup successes in a variety of industries, unclusing Kickstarter, Etsy, Shutterstock, Tumblr, and many more. Lately, New York has seen a rise in Fintech, which plays into the cities strengths being the financial center of the world. Health tech is another trend that has taken off in New York with several health focused startup incubators popping up around the city, and Edtech continues to rise in popularity. Thanks to TechSpace, who...

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Why You Should Strongly Consider Bootstrapping Your Startup

What do 37Signals, GoPro and 99Designs have in common? They all started up with minimal financial resources and without external, institutional capital but now, they are valued at hundreds of millions of dollars. The three of them bootstrapped their way to success. Bootstrapping means starting up (an Internet-based business or other enterprise) with minimal financial resources and without external, institutional capital. This is a reality thousands of businesses face every year, but most of them do it unwillingly, forced by the fundraising market. According to Mattermark, in 2014 only 1250-1500 US startups were able to raise seed capital from institutional...

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50 Las Vegas Startups You Should Get To Know – From Early Stage To Thriving

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Most people do not think about startups when they hear the words Las Vegas, Nevada. Sin City, as it’s widely called, is known for its bright lights, extravagant day and night clubs, endless casinos, and waking up the next morning wondering what happened the previous night. Despite it’s reputation, Las Vegas’s cost of living (a fraction of what you would spend in cities like San Francisco and New York), state incentives for small business, numerous co-working spaces, and it’s unique, thriving, and collaborative startup scene make it one of the upcoming tech hubs many startups are moving or considering to...

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10 VC Blogs You Should Read On A Daily Basis

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Competition for the best startups in the venture capital world is increasingly fierce. To get into the best deals, some VC’s are building brands around their firms by offering resourceful content from the lessons they are learning with their own prior experiences and from meeting with thousands of entrepreneurs and founders every year. This gives them hundreds of data points on technology and startups that can turn into helpful insights – in this case, blog content. Reading the following 10 VC blogs on a daily basis will help you with key skills not only with fundraising, but also on hiring, pricing,...

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Military – Grade Security With GhostMail

Recent revelations on NSA/CIA spying have prompted many to reconsider how they communicate online, especially with regards to private conversations and email. That’s why a team of danish IT security experts led by Nick Klitgaard and Micky Joe set out to create GhostMail, a super secure communication platform for email and chat. It’s free for everyone to use and requires no downloads or software instalments. “After Snowden’s revelations strong focus on privacy has come to stay. The Internet has become extremely un-secure and we are happy to help our users protect themselves – and the people they are communicating with,”...

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How To Start A Startup… While Working A Full-time Job

If you’re just beginning as an entrepreneur and are about to start a business, you probably have big dreams of quitting your 9-to-5 and pursuing your passion full-time. Who wouldn’t want to put in their 2-weeks notice and turn their sideline hobby or interest into a career? While the thought of having all that time to focus 100% on growing your business is an admirable one, in reality, many people who start their own businesses are doing so while also maintaining a full-time job until their own company takes off. Plus, there are benefits to keep a steady job while trying...

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