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不眠不休、無止無盡

能上市的中國網際網路公司都在幾個月裡湧向股市。賺大錢的在、盈利無望的也在;創業十幾年的在、成立不到三年的也在;被爭搶的在、無人問津的也在;沾上政策紅利的在、被加強監管的也在。

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科技園開放STP驗證平台 虛實場景同步測試 加速商業應用

平台適合評估人工智能及機械人、智慧城市、大數據、物聯網及傳感器等技術方案。(香港科技園提供圖片)

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Femtech Startup AMMA Pregnancy Tracker Secures Investment from SOSV to Enter the Asian Market

AMMA Pregnancy Tracker, a femtech platform catering to pregnant women with personalized healthcare recommendations, has received a 250K investment from US venture capital fund SOSV, and will participate in the upcoming 19th cohort of SOSV’s Shanghai-based cross-border accelerator, Chinaccelerator.

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UK startup that eliminates ‘subscription fatigue’ raises €200K on Crowdcube in 48 hours

UK-based Together Price is a leading digital identity platform that helps manage group subscription plans. The platform, which tackles growing subscription fatigue around digital subscriptions is among a new wave of startups that has exceeded its crowdfunding target.

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Why PR isn’t for every startup, according to an industry professional

For many startups, public relations seems like a great strategy for gaining quick exposure. After all, 70% of consumers prefer to get to know about a company via articles rather than through advertisements.

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Hong Kong’s loss of special status could hurt startups

The United States’ decision to remove special policy exemptions that had treated Hong Kong differently than mainland China could hurt Hong Kong’s tech startup scene.

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How SEA Founders Can Take Advantage of Taiwan, the Startup Island, After the COVID19 Pandemic

Douglas is the English Master in Communication. A marketing strategist and content writer, he spent three years with Microsoft in Silicon Valley managing the global social media marketing strategy for BizSpark, Microsoft’s Azure and software program for entrepreneurs.

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面見財爺創科局 智庫促港府投資本地初創

由本地企業家於今年初成立的民間智庫Innovate for Future (IF),周三與財政司司長陳茂波及創新及科技局副局長鍾偉強會面,建議政府可以運用「未來基金」,集中領投本港的科技初創及項目,從而提升香港未來競爭力。

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The Startup Job Market

My colleague Matt Cynamon told our partnership last week that the number of jobs on the USV job board had declined from 1,553 to 871 in the past month. So we suggested he share that data and some observations on the USV blog. He did that yesterday.

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四個策略思考,新創如何發有效的新聞稿?

Antony Lee, Communications Master (李欣岳 / 媒體公關總監) 負責媒體與社群溝通相關輔導。加入 AppWorks 前有 18 年媒體經驗,是台灣第一批主跑網路產業的記者,先後任職《數位時代》副總編輯、《Cheers 快樂工作人》資深主編、SmartM 網

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The coronavirus downturn might yield a new startup wave

The American economy is in a dark period right now, but some in Silicon Valley are optimistic it could spawn a generation of startups whose founders are finally getting the nudge they needed to make the leap.

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找到 PMF 後,新創下一關要打什麼怪?

PMF 後的關卡:Growing User Base、Scalable Business Model

Jessica Liu, Partner (劉侊縈 / 合夥人) 主導東南亞市場以及區塊鏈領域的投資,擅長激發創業者的潛能,熱愛與他們討論商業模式。2010 年進入渣打銀行負責數位行銷和產品線上跨售,讓她燃起對 Consumer Internet 的熱情,2014 加入 AppWor

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Coronavirus: UK startups get £1.25bn COVID-19 support from government

The government has announced a £1.25bn ($1.53bn) package of support for startups and tech businesses struggling as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Treasury said late on Sunday it was launching two new facilities aimed at helping innovate businesses through the crisis.

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英3500人聯署促政府救初創

原文刊於信報財經新聞「StartupBeat創科鬥室」 英國有人發起SOS運動,提出三大建議促政府助初創渡過肺疫難關。(路透資料圖片) 英國新冠肺炎疫情嚴峻,對當地初創打擊沉重。眾籌平台Crowdcube及英國初創行業協會Coadec近日發

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Hong Kong fintech startup Neat raises $11 million Series A to give small companies more banking services

Neat, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup, announced today that it has raised a $11 million Series A to help small businesses do cross-border banking.

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Don’t bail out the startups, says LocalGlobe’s Robin Klein

Startup funding during the crisis: What’s really going on? Funding rounds plummeted by 22% in March, valuations are dropping and founders are worried they won’t be able to raise their next round.

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Hotelmize raises Series B funding from Alibaba, establishes APAC headquarters in Hong Kong

Hotelmize – one of PhocusWire’s Hot 25 Startups for 2020 – is aiming to gain a foothold in Asia Pacific and to expand operations in the region following a new capital raise. Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund and Brilliance Ventures are leading the Series B round of undisclosed funding.

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How can startups survive 2020?

2020 has certainly posed a new set of challenges for startups as businesses across most industries have taken an economic hit. Tech in Asia data shows that dealmaking in February this year is down 26% compared to the same month last year.

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How startups can shift gears and overcome the downturn

In times of economic expansion and prosperity, raising capital for a startup is much easier. Investors feel encouraged to pump capital into nascent sectors because the prospect of higher returns is more attractive. However, the landscape changes when there’s a crisis.

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New guidance on SBA loans means most startups are still excluded from $349 billion stimulus

Under new guidance issued by the Small Business Administration it seems non-profits and faith-based groups can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to keep small business afloat during the COVID-19 epidemic, but most venture-backed companies are still not covered.

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Investors tell Indian startups to ‘prepare for the worst’ as Covid-19 uncertainty continues

Just three months after capping what was the best year for Indian startups, having raised a record $14.

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Start-Ups Are Pummeled in the ‘Great Unwinding’

Dozens have laid off thousands, slashed costs and changed their businesses to try to survive the pandemic. All that may not work.

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SenseTime to seek up to $1bn private funding, deferring Hong Kong IPO

HONG KONG — Chinese artificial intelligence startup SenseTime Group has deferred its plan for an up to $750 million initial public offering in Hong Kong this year and instead aims to tap private markets, people briefed on the plan said, joining the list of companies scrapping share-sale plans as th

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Startups and SBA Loans

Last week Congress passed the CARES Act which provides a vast array of financial relief provisions to people and businesses in the US. Congress is providing relief to small businesses via a forgivable loan program administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Connecting Startups from India and HK

At a kick-off session officiated by Ms Priyanka CHAUHAN, Consul General of India to Hong Kong, the panel at HKUST examined why Hong Kong startups have succeeded in scaling up internationally, but demonstrated limited success in developing an entrepreneurial mindset.

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6 Conversations Entrepreneurs Must Have ASAP

Offices are closed. Production is halted. Billings for your products or services are frozen. Clients/customers have been lost, and crucial past receivables aren’t coming in.

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科技園補助400初創 每間限7.5萬

繼特區政府上月成立「防疫抗疫基金」,為科學園、工業邨和創新中心等租戶提供6個月全額免租後,香港科技園公司新增一項財務支援措施,向參加旗下3個創業培育計劃的初創給予資金補助,每間公司總額上限為7.

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Chrome’s ad blocker will expand to video on August 5

Google today announced that Chrome’s ad blocker is expanding to video on August 5, 2020. As with previous ad blocker rollouts, the date is likely not tied to a specific Chrome version — Google will be expanding the scope of its browser’s ad blocker server-side.

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Skype co-founder’s Oriente secures US$20 million in debt funding facility

ONLINE lending startup Oriente announced late on Wednesday that it has secured a US$20 million debt funding facility from multi-asset investment firm Silverhorn Group.

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