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Supercharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 reaches final milestone

Supercharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 reaches final milestone

Successfully kick starting new FinTech partnerships and collaboration

11 April 2017, Hong Kong SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator, along with main partners, Standard Chartered Bank – also a founding member, and Fidelity International, today announced the successful outcomes of the programme enabling international growth stage companies to expand their operations within Asia.


Standard Chartered Bank has initiated Proof of Concept projects with two companies:

– Robo-advisory for wealth management: Bambu is a B2B Robo-advisory company that builds intelligent software and investment solutions to improve the efficiency of wealth management.

– RegTech utilising distributed ledger technology: KYC Chain is a platform to provide greater convenience and security to users of distributed ledger technology. It allows users to manage their digital identities securely while businesses and financial institutions are able to manage customer data in a reliable and easy manner.

– Mr Shameek Kundu, Standard Chartered’s Global Head of Data, Technology Strategy and Innovation, said: “Standard Chartered Bank is proud to partner the Supercharger FinTech Accelerator Programme, which gives us the opportunity to team up with the brightest technology companies in our Asian footprint and to deliver the best service to our clients. We are delighted that the programme is taking place in Hong Kong, a key market for us, giving promising fintechs a springboard to the rest of Asia.”

– Mr Stuart Morley, Head of Technology for Asia & Central at Fidelity International, said: “We believe innovation, in terms of solutions and operating behaviour, is critical to providing the best possible service to our clients and should be at the heart of everything we do as a firm. We also believe in the power of collaboration and the SuperCharger program has enabled us to partner with some of the best startups and talent based in Hong Kong and also globally – partnerships that have enabled us to evolve our understanding of the potential of the fintech market and allowed the startups to evolve their own, exciting business propositions. SuperCharger is an important and valued component of our global innovation approach.”

This announcement at today’s SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 Demo Day marked the successful completion of another 12-week programme from the world’s first fintech accelerator dedicated to both start-ups and scale-up global fintech companies aiming to capture the growth markets of Asia. The programme leverages on Hong Kong’s strength as Asia’s finance and technology gateway.

The success of the accelerator has been attributed to its strong partnership with corporate backers and designing the selection process to be demand-led by concrete business cases. Ms Veronika Kuznetsova, SuperCharger’s Managing Director, explained: “Such an achievement highlights the effectiveness of SuperCharger as a sustainable model for facilitating dialogues between the decision makers of the financial industry and the forward-thinking techpreneurs from startups, which ultimately leads to the advancing of the fintech ecosystem in Asia.”

Built from the ground up in just two years, SuperCharger has gained significant momentum. Its location is strategic as Asia is now the largest market in the world for fintech with US$10 billion invested in 2016. Mr Janos Barberis, SuperCharger’s Founder, said: “Our goal is to make SuperCharger the leading partnership builder between financial institutions and fintech companies. With this Demo Day, we now have the track record, team, alumni network and partners we can reach this goal and firmly establish ourselves, and be recognised, as Asia’s leading fintech accelerator.”

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 3.0 will open for applications in the summer of 2017, enabling up and coming fintech companies to scale across Asia.


SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator
Leveraging on Hong Kong’s traditional strength as Asia’s finance and technology gateway, SuperCharger is a 12-week Fintech Accelerator Programme backed by Standard Chartered Bank, Fidelity International and Cyberport, among others. In its first batch, SuperCharger 1.0 received over 160 applications from more than 25 countries globally and selected 8 Fintechs. The selected companies had raised between US$ 200,000 and 150 million and ranged from early-stage to late-stage growth Fintech companies. Throughout the programme, SuperCharger’s 2000 sq. ft. co-working office was enriched by the participation and mentorship of more than 150 individuals, including VCs, mentors, government officials, journalists and the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

SuperCharger’s finalists and alumni are shaping the future of finance in Hong Kong and beyond. For more information about SuperCharger and its Demo Day, please visit www.fintechsupercharger.com, or contact hello@fintechsupercharger.com.

 

SUPERCHARGER FINTECH ACCELERATOR 2.0 – COHORT LIST

1. Bambu – Wealth Management – is a B2B Robo-advisory company that builds intelligent software and investment solutions to improve the efficiency of wealth management.

2. Clare.ai – Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots – Clare.ai is building a white-label chatbot to help banks deliver customer service with more controls and cost efficiencies. It provides a conversational solution based on machine learning algorithms and natural language processing.

3. Entersoft – Cybersecurity – Entersoft is an application security provider based in Australia. It integrates offensive assessment, proactive monitoring and managed security to provide cost-effective and reliable solutions.

5. FinChat – RegTech – FinChat Technology is a mobile-compliance monitoring service provider based in Singapore. Through its all-in-one mobile compliance solution, FinChat ensures regulatory compliance and facilitates collaborative pursuits between financial institutions.

6. Foris – Payments – Foris is Southeast Asia’s universal money application. Launching in Hong Kong and Singapore in Q1 2017, it will provide a multi-currency account that allows users to manage money at perfect interbank exchange rates.

7. KYC Chain – RegTech is a platform to provide greater convenience and security to users of distributed ledger technology. It allows users to manage their digital identities securely while businesses and financial institutions are able to manage customer data in a reliable and easy manner.

8. Squirro – Big Data / Data Visualisation – Squirro is a data insights solution developer based in Zurich. Squirro works with global data-driven organisations and provides solutions in risk, service, and customer insights.

9. Xnotes Alliance – Blockchain – XNotes Alliance provides business-driven, currency-agnostic and energy-efficient enterprise class blockchain-based solutions. It provides users with full accessibility control across the transaction process, empowering them to run more efficiently and securely.

SuperCharger 2.0 Demo Day – join the grand finale of our second accelerator program

SuperCharger 2.0 Demo Day – join the grand finale of our second accelerator program

SuperCharger will be holding a Demo Day on April 11, 2017 on the historic Hong Kong Exchange trading floor. The day will announce exciting new partnerships, deals, and news from the program, followed by SuperCharger’s start-ups showcasing the accelerated progress they have made in the past 12 weeks through pitches and demo of their cutting-edge products. The event will also feature speeches from corporate partners and special guests, followed by networking. You will also have the opportunity to have more private interactions with our start-ups at their dedicated booths.


Sign up here to be part of our grand finale. For more information on the Demo Day, please email hello@fintechsupercharger.com.

The participating start-ups are:

  • Bambu[Wealth Management]: Bambu is a Singapore-based Robo-advisory company that just won Best Early Stage Startup in the Next Money Fintech Finals 2017. It provides innovative, cost-effective and efficient entry points into investing and wealth management.
  • ai[Artificial Intelligence]: Clare.ai is building a white-label chatbot to help banks deliver customer service with more controls and cost efficiencies. It provides a conversational solution based on machine learning algorithms and natural language processing.
  • Entersoft[Cybersecurity]: Entersoft is an application security provider based in Australia. It integrates offensive assessment, proactive monitoring and managed security to provide cost-effective and reliable solutions.
  • FinChat[Regulatory Techology]: FinChat Technology, winner of MAS FinTech Awards during Singapore FinTech Week, is a mobile-compliance monitoring service provider based in Singapore. Through its all-in-one mobile compliance solution, FinChat ensures regulatory compliance and facilitates collaborative pursuits between financial institutions.
  • Foris[Payments]: Foris is Southeast Asia’s universal money application. Launching in Hong Kong and Singapore in Q1 2017, it will provide a multi-currency account that allows users to manage money at perfect interbank exchange rates.
  • KYC-Chain[RegTech]: KYC-Chain is a digital identity platform that uses Distrubted Ledger Technology to help banks and other financial institutions to comply with regulatory requirements.
  • Squirro[Big Data / Data Visualisation]: Squirro is a data insights solution developer based in Zurich. Squirro works with global data-driven organisations and provides solutions in risk, service, and customer insights.
  • XNotes Alliance[Blockchain]: XNotes Alliance provides business-driven, currency-agnostic and energy-efficient enterprise class blockchain-based solutions. It provides users with full accessibility control across the transaction process, empowering them to run more efficiently and securely.

SuperCharged and Ready to Go: SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Launches Its Second Programme for 2017

SuperCharged and Ready to Go: SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator Launches Its Second Programme for 2017

Hong Kong, 12 January 2017 – SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator successfully 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.

The Launch Day attracted over 200 people from the Hong Kong FinTech community and presented an opportunity for the new cohort to connect with an extensive network of entrepreneurs, investors and finance experts. Ms Veronika Kuznetsova, Managing Director at SuperCharger, announced the reformulated programme and reinforced the goals of the finalists leading up to the Public Demo Day on April 11 at HKEx Trading Floor: “We are committed to delivering results for our participants through driving long term growth for their businesses, facilitating valuable partnerships and opening doors to help them establish a strong foothold in the Hong Kong market. The lasting success of the start-ups directly translates to success of the programme.”

Representatives from Standard Chartered Bank and Fidelity International, Main Partners of SuperCharger, delivered speeches about the renewed drive for FinTech in Hong Kong in relation to the city’s existing role as Asia’s financial hub. Mr Paul Wan, Standard Chartered’s Interim Chief Information Officer for Hong Kong, said: “Standard Chartered is proud to be the main partner of SuperCharger for the second consecutive year. We believe that innovative ideas brought by the 8 FinTech finalists will help bring technological advancements to the Bank’s products and services. With the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s FinTech Supervisory Sandbox up and running, Standard Chartered is committed to supporting Hong Kong’s FinTech ecosystem and leveraging these cutting-edge technologies to improve our customers’ experience.”

Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK), a government department tasked to attract foreign direct investment into Hong Kong, is one of the sponsors of SuperCharger, The department collaborates with entrepreneurs, accelerators and innovation labs to promote Hong Kong as a key FinTech hub in the region. Its newly established FinTech team provides one-stop support to FinTech companies and entrepreneurs planning to set up or expand their presence in Hong Kong.

Mr Charles d’Haussy, Head of FinTech, InvestHK, said: “We’ve seen a significant growth of FinTech start-ups in Hong Kong, an increase of around 38% in 2016 than a year before (source: InvestHK, HK’s Startup Ecosystem Survey 2016), according to our latest startup profiling survey. InvestHK welcomes Fintech start-ups by offering free, customised and confidential services from planning, set-up, launch to expansion. Together with the help of the accelerators, start-ups can find plenty of opportunities in this vibrant FinTech hub.”

The launch of SuperCharger 2.0 took place in a timely lead-up to the StartmeupHK festival 2017, an initiative by InvestHK that showcases the city’s start-up scene and technological innovations. From 16 to 20 January, the festival will bring together global and local founders, innovators and investors to hold interactive discussions, panel sessions and competitions on a wide range of topics. The festival is the second event of its kind organised by InvestHK following the success of the inaugural Hong Kong FinTech Week in November 2016. In order to build the momentum of the active FinTech scene here, the FinTech Finals 2017 will come back again to HK, as one of the highlights of the festival, in which the selected local and global companies will compete for the prize of US$10,000. 3 companies from SuperCharger – Bambu, Clare.ai and KYC Chain – have also been selected to pitch in the finals, reasserting the role of accelerators in supporting the growth of start-ups.

With an increase in the number of technology start-ups by 24% from last year (source: InvestHK, 2016 Start-up Profiling Survey), accelerator programmes could serve as a sustainable model to propel the local FinTech ecosystem, as demonstrated by SuperCharger and a strong track record of its alumni: Neat has launched a private beta of Neat Mastercard that enables contactless payments in connection with its own budgeting app, amassing 150 users within a month; Funding Societies has raised US$7.5 million from Sequoia Capital to build a P2P lending platform; Amareos has partnered with Thomson Reuters to combine financial services and AI analytics technology for making informed investments; WeCash, the first online credit assessment platform and solutions in China, was listed as Top 40 Leading Global Innovator under Leading Global FinTech Innovators in 2016. MicroCred has secured US$71 million capital investment for its expansion in China and the development of their Internet finance strategy. Gatecoin has partnered with MicroCred to scale beyond Asia into Africa.

As such, the HKSAR government continues to launch innovative projects to bolster Hong Kong’s role as the nexus for growth in FinTech. The government has injected HK$5 billion into the Innovation and Technology Fund and another HK$2 billion into the Innovation and Technology Venture Fund to support start-ups. Most recently, the signing  of MOU between Hong Kong and Shenzhen to develop the Innovation and Technology Park together, and the open of the largest FinTech co-working spaces in Asia at Cyberport demonstrate the determination of Hong Kong to become a global FinTech hub.

Such efforts have proven fruitful, as demonstrated by an increasing attraction of global FinTech companies to Hong Kong and success stories by the local start-ups (source: SCMP, Fishing for FinTech). Mr Janos Barberis, Founder of SuperCharger, emphasized the need for continued synergy between the public and private sectors for endorsing the city’s FinTech scene, particularly for the development of top talents:

“FinTech in Hong Kong is maturing and this year we can expect a focus on Human Capital Development. A number of initiatives to develop talent have been announced, and SuperCharger is fully involved in that respect. This year, in collaboration with Austern Company and Standard Chartered Bank, we plan to train over 40 students throughout the 3 months of the accelerator by directly placing them with our 8 companies.”

In recognition of the need for human capital investment in FinTech, formal education and training schemes have been set up. The Chinese University of Hong Kong will be commencing the world’s first FinTech undergraduate degree next year (source: CUHK, CUHK Faculty of Engineering Launches First-ever FinTech Undergraduate Programme in Hong Kong). HKMA and ASTRI has launched the FinTech Career Accelerator Scheme (FCAS) with the support of 11 banks and 9 universities (source: Hong Kong FinTech, The HKMA and ASTRI launched the FinTech Career Accelerator Scheme). As such, collaboration between accelerators, financial institutions and universities is vital in fostering talented graduates to cater to the growing FinTech industry. SuperCharger, as a part of the education initiative, looks forward to sharing experiences with participating graduates in the second programme.

SuperCharger
Leveraging on Hong Kong’s traditional strength as Asia’s finance and technology gateway, SuperCharger is a 12-week FinTech Accelerator Programme backed by Standard Chartered Bank, Fidelity International and Cyberport, among others. In its first batch, SuperCharger 1.0 received over 160 applications from more than 25 countries globally and selected 8 Fintechs. The selected companies had raised between US$ 200,000 and 150 million and ranged from early-stage to late-stage growth FinTech companies. Throughout the programme, SuperCharger’s 2000 sq. ft. co-working office was enriched by the participation and mentorship of more than 150 individuals, including VCs, mentors, government officials, journalists and the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

SuperCharger’s finalists and alumni are shaping the future of finance in Hong Kong and beyond. If you have any questions or comments, please reach us at hello@fintechsupercharger.com

 

Xignite to License its AWS-based Market Data Cloud Platform to Exchanges and Data Vendors

Xignite to License its AWS-based Market Data Cloud Platform to Exchanges and Data Vendors

Solution Challenges Legacy Market Data Distribution Models with Move to Public Cloud

 

HONG KONG – FinovateAsia 2016– November 8, 2016 — Xignite, Inc., the leading provider of cloud-based financial data Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) announced todaythe ability to license the company’s Market Data Cloud platform.

The Xignite Market Data Cloud is a cloud-based market data distribution solution that helps exchanges and financial data vendors distribute their data via massively scalable APIs from the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. The solution allows market data to remain stored in the cloud and be consumed only when, and, as needed. The Xignite solution enables exchanges, data vendors, index companies and other data originators in the $26 billion market data space to quickly upgrade or replace legacy distribution technology, while drastically reducing their infrastructure costs. Customers can deploy and independently operate the Xignite platform in their own cloud environments.

Today, most real-time and reference data is distributed via proprietary terminals, such as the Bloomberg Professional, legacy data feeds, such as those offered by Thomson Reuters, or flat files over FTP. These legacy approaches are infrastructure-heavy and require firms to replicate the market data inside their data centers at great expense. The solution helps customers such financial institutions and fintech companies innovate while drastically reducing their infrastructure costs.

“In a few years, most enterprise applications will have migrated to the cloud and billions of devices consuming such data will also be operating off the cloud,” says Stephane Dubois, CEO and founder of Xignite. “If your data is not in the cloud by 2020, your business will probably not survive.”

Xignite is the pioneer of market data in the cloud, introducing its first pure-pay commercial REST API in 2003 and its first AWS-powered API in 2008. The firm serves more than 1 trillion API requests per year and usage is growing by more than 300% year on year.

The Market Data Cloud supports:

  • Delivery of data via cloud-based REST APIs (CloudAPIs), HTTP streaming to end-user devices (CloudStreaming), HTML5 widgets (CloudWidgets), cloud-based files delivered to AWS S3 accounts (CloudFiles), and market event alerts (CloudAlerts).
  • Instruments in every financial asset class (equities, ETFs, mutual funds, fixed income, FX, futures, options and other derivatives)

 

About Xignite
Named one of the ten coolest brands in banking, Xignite, Inc. empowers innovation across financial services. Xignite provides cloud-based real-time and reference market data to financial services and fintech companies for easy integration with websites, apps, and software. The Xignite Market Data Cloud platform, hosted by AWS, allows companies to simplify infrastructure, scale quickly, and innovate faster. Xignite’s clients include more than 1,000 financial services, media and software companies including BMO, BlackRock, Charles Schwab, and IEX, as well as leading fintech disruptors such as BettermentFutureAdvisorIEX, Motif InvestingPersonal CapitalRobinhoodSoFi, StockTwitsWealthfront and Yodlee. Visit http://www.xignite.com or follow on Twitter @xignite.

 

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 kicks off Hong Kong FinTech Week

SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 kicks off Hong Kong FinTech Week

8 finalists announced including some of the hottest start-ups and scale-ups in wealth management, RegTech, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and blockchain


Hong Kong, 7 November 2016
– As an indication of the rising FinTech trends in Asia, wealth management, regulatory technology (RegTech), artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and blockchain were the areas with the most compelling submissions for the 2017 SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 programme, Hong Kong’s 12-week FinTech accelerator programme sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank and Fidelity International.

For a second year running, SuperCharger, which aims to help the most promising start-ups and scale-ups grow in Asia, has surpassed other Hong Kong FinTech accelerators with almost 200 applicants from 33 countries from which 8 finalists were selected.

Mr Shameek Kundu, Standard Chartered’s Global Head of Data, Architecture and Innovation, said: “As the founding sponsor of the SuperCharger, Standard Chartered has a demonstrable record for encouraging the development of the FinTech ecosystem in Asia by investing in FinTechs as well as cultivating and collaborating with several exciting start-ups to help them grow. From the SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator 2.0 cohort, we hope to provide the launchpad for more interesting collaborations that can help us make banking simpler and improve the client experience.”

Mr Stuart Morley, Head of Technology – Asia at Fidelity International, said: “At Fidelity, we believe in a collaborative philosophy when engaging with the FinTech ecosystem. The SuperCharger accelerator is a high quality program that enables us to partner with some of the brightest startup prospects from around the world and on themes that are of particular interest and importance to Hong Kong and the Financial Services industry more broadly right now. We are excited about our involvement with the SuperCharger once again and are committed to developing, in conjunction with the 8 finalists, new and progressive solutions for our clients.

Mr Janos Barberis, Founder of SuperCharger, said: “SuperCharger is strongly establishing itself as Hong Kong’s leading FinTech accelerator. The quality of this year’s cohort is a testament to that and reflects the role our accelerator plays for the sourcing of products, solutions and talent in the financial services industry in this region.”

The 8 finalists for SuperCharger 2.0 are (alphabetical order):
1.  Bambu – Wealth Management
2.  Clare.ai – Artificial Intelligence and Chatbots
3.  Entersoft – Cybersecurity
4.  FinChat – Regulatory Techology
5.  Foris – Payments
6.  KYC Chain – Regulatory Technology
7.  Squirro – Big Data
8.  Xnotes Alliance – Blockchain

The 8 selected companies are highly complementary and present clear partnership opportunities with SuperCharger corporate partners. Each company’s founder will participate in a robust curriculum structured around bespoke content and gain access to an extensive network of partners and mentors. Following the 12-week programme, the companies will have supercharged their growth within the Asian FinTech Market, currently the largest in the world by nominal investment amounting to US$2.6 billion in Q1 of 2016 (source: KPMG: The Pulse of FinTech Q1 2016).

The total number of applications rose by 24% compared to the previous year, as a result of greater awareness and popularity of the programme. More than an accelerator, SuperCharger keeps the pulse on FinTech markets globally. It increasingly attracts mature companies (54% are revenue generating) and supports cross-border activity of start-ups as they internationalise themselves. In that respect, Hong Kong plays a key role as Asia’s FinTech super connector.

In addition to the programme’s main sponsors Standard Chartered and Fidelity, SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator 2.0 is also supported by Cyberport, a venue partner providing the participants the newly opened Cyberport Smart-Space FinTech Centre as their co-working space. Other supporting organisations include Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, VISA, Baker and McKenzie, Arbor Ventures, General Assembly, Amazon Web Services, InvestHK, FinnovAsia, Mambu, FinTech St, e27, Crowdfund Insider and the University of Hong Kong.

SuperCharger
Leveraging on Hong Kong’s traditional strength as Asia’s finance and technology gateway, SuperCharger is a 12-week FinTech Accelerator Programme backed by Standard Chartered Bank, Fidelity International and Cyberport, among others. In its first batch, SuperCharger 1.0 received over 160 applications from more than 25 countries globally and selected 8 Fintechs. The selected companies had raised between US$ 200,000 and 150 million and ranged from early-stage to late-stage growth FinTech companies. Throughout the programme, SuperCharger’s 2000 sq. ft. co-working office was enriched by the participation and mentorship of more than 150 individuals, including VCs, mentors, government officials, journalists and the next generation of young entrepreneurs.

SuperCharger’s finalists and alumni are shaping the future of finance in Hong Kong and beyond. If you have any questions or comments, please reach us at hello@fintechsupercharger.com.

Lenovo Unveils Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Mods in Hong Kong

Lenovo Unveils Moto Z, Moto Z Play and Moto Mods in Hong Kong

Revolutionary Interchangeable Backs Transform Your Smartphone in a Snap

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Hong Kong, 27 October 2016
– Lenovo today unveils Moto Z and Moto Z Play, two amazing flagship smartphones, as well as Moto ModsTM, a collection of revolutionary interchangeable backs including a super zoom camera, a battery powerhouse, a big screen projector and a boombox, that transforms your mobile experience in a snap.

Moto Z: The World’s Thinnest Premium Smartphone

The new Moto Z is durable yet razor thin – just 5.19 mm, making it the world’s thinnest premium smartphone ever. Made from military aircraft-grade aluminum and stainless steel, the Moto Z features a 14 cm (5.5”) Quad HD AMOLED display that reproduces stunning, lively content with fine details. It also comes with water-repellant coating and keeps you protected from rain, splashes or spills.

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Moto Z

To help you take breathtaking, true to life shots in any lighting conditions, Moto Z comes with a high-resolution 13MP, f1.8 camera with optical image stabilization and laser autofocus. The front-facing 5MP camera with an extra front flash and a wide angle lens works like a charm even in low light and lets you click beautiful selfies with your friends and family. The fingerprint reader in Moto Z is super responsive and quick and a simple touch is all you need to instantly wake up your phone.

A powerful Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 820 processor coupled with 4GB of RAM allows the Moto Z to run enormously fast and perform heavy duty tasks. You can go all day and well into the night without needing to stop and recharge thanks to a 2600 mAh battery that gives up to 24 hours of battery1life. Even when the battery goes low, get up to 7 hours of power in just 15 minutes with TurboPowerTM.

Available in 64 GB of internal storage option, the Moto Z supports additional space up to 2TB2 via a microSD card. The Moto Z family brings the latest in Moto Experiences with Moto Actions, Moto Voice and Moto Display to make your mobile experience more convenient and enjoyable.

Moto Z Play: Ultimate Battery, Unlimited Possibilities

The Moto Z Play comes with Moto’s longest lasting smartphone battery ever. The Moto Z Play delivers a long battery life of up to 45 hours of battery4 life with its 3510 mAh battery that also supports TurboPowerTM charging5 allowing you to get up to 8 hours of use in just a 15 minutes charge. Nonstop multitasking is guaranteed on the Moto Z Play with its ultra-smooth 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM.

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The device features a thin, lightweight design with a solid aluminum frame and elegant glass back. A stunning 5.5” 1080p Full HD Super AMOLED display delivers a crisp and clear visual treat to your eyes whether you’re playing games, watching movies or going through your pictures or videos.

With a 16MP laser autofocus camera, shoot beautifully sharp photos be it day or night and go from selfies to groupies instantly with the wide-angle, front-facing camera with LED flash.

Moto ModsTM: Instantly transform your smartphone into an entirely new device.

Moto ModsTM are a range of interchangeable magnetic backs that easily snap onto the rear of Moto Z and Moto Play. In one snap, you can transform them into what you need without taking your smartphone apart.

JBL® Soundboost to pump up your music: Give your smartphone a boost with powerful stereo sound from the JBL® SoundBoost.

Moto Insta-Share Projector for big-screen entertainment: Enjoy a movie or your favorite show with the Moto Insta-Share Projector that turns your Moto Z into a 70-inch movie projector.

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Instant recharge with Incipio offGRIDTM Power Pack: Whenever your battery is low, get some extra juice with the Incipio offGRIDTM Power Pack that instantly adds up to 20 hours3 of life to your phone.

Get 10x optical zoom using Hasselblad True Zoom: The Hasselblad True Zoom adds advanced imaging functionality to your phone, letting you capture shots you normally wouldn’t be able to with a standard smartphone camera. 10x optical zoom lets you capture detailed photos from a distance without reducing image resolution. The Xenon flash lights up your subject evenly, giving you crisp, blur-free pictures in any environment. And, since the True Zoom becomes one with your phone, sharing the brilliant results in the moment is just a click away.

Hasselblad design and ergonomics provide a real imaging experience with enhanced control for easier shooting and better results. Physical shutter and zoom controls make capturing great shots a snap. You’ll also be able to capture in RAW format so you always have the highest image quality. Plus, enjoy ultimate control with a free access to Hasselblad’s Phocus editing software.

Gussy up with your Smartphone with Moto Style Shell: Transform your phone to fit your style by adding a beautifully designed, Moto Style Shell. Choose from premium materials like real wood and leather, or pick out the ballistic nylon variants.

Availability and Prices
Moto Z will be available on 28 October 2016 from 3HK, SmarTone, CSL, CMHK, Sun Mobile, Broadway, Fortress, Wilson, Suning, Dreamteam, Citylink and more, priced at HK$4,999. The purchase of Moto Z comes with Moto Style Shells.

Moto Z Play will also be available on 28 October 2016 at HK$4,099.

Moto ModsTM JBL® SoundBoost Speaker (HK$999), Hasselblad True Zoom Camera (HK$3,399), Incipio offGRIDTM Power Pack (HK$899) and Moto Style Shells (HK$199) are now available. Insta-Share Projector (HK$2,599) will be available tentatively in November.

Distributed by Distribution One Limited, the exclusive distributor for Motorola Hong Kong and Macau. For enquiries: please call at 8118 1888.

About Lenovo Lenovo
(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a $45 billion global Fortune 500 company and a leader in providing innovative consumer, commercial, and enterprise technology. Our portfolio of high-quality, secure products and services covers PCs (including the legendary Think and multimode Yoga brands), workstations, servers, storage, smart TVs and a family of mobile products like smartphones (including the Motorola brand), tablets and apps.  Join us on LinkedIn, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@Lenovo) or visit us at www.lenovo.com.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, a Lenovo Company, connects people to the mobile Internet with affordable devices that don’t compromise on quality, experiences or style. For more information, visit moto.hk

1 Moto Z: 24 hours in Hong Kong. All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average user profile that includes both usage and standby. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

2 MicroSD card sold separately. Content with DRM restrictions may not be able to be moved to the card. 2TB is the maximum capacity currently available.

3 Moto Z: 7 hours of power rest of world. Power Pack: 20 hours in ROW. Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging progresses. All battery life claims are approximate and based on an average mixed use profile that includes both usage and standby time on a 4G LTE network. Out-of-box settings are applied to the mixed use profile to project battery performance. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of battery, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data, and other application usage patterns.

4 45 hours in Hong Kong. All battery life claims are approximate and based on a mixed use profile (which includes both usage and standby time) under optimal network conditions. Actual battery performance will vary and depends on many factors including signal strength, network configuration, age of batter, operating temperature, features selected, device settings, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.

5 Battery must be substantially depleted; charging rate slows as charging processes. Charger sold separately in some markets.

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NexChange’s Fintech O-2-O Event Series Joins InvestHK’s Fintech Week

NexChange’s Fintech O-2-O Event Series Joins InvestHK’s Fintech Week

Hong Kong’s fintech community explores the state of the ecosystem


Hong Kong:
NexChange, the professional social network for the financial services industry, has expanded its successful Fintech O-2-O event series after its first multi-day conference in Hong Kong in September to join InvestHK’s Fintech Week.

The first Fintech Week will take place at PMQ in Hong Kong the week of November 7, with NexChange hosting an all-day event on Thursday, November 10. More than 25 speakers and 400 attendees from around the region will meet to discuss the state of the fintech ecosystem, with a special focus on the development of fintech careers. Speakers and panelists include:

  • Feridun Hamdullahpur – President and vice-chancellor of the University of Waterloo
  • Edward Tse – Founder & CEO of Gao Feng Advisory Company
  • Stephane Dubois – CEO and Founder of Xignite

Tickets for the Fintech O-2-O Fintech Week are on sale now at Eventbrite.
Miss FQ readers have 20% discount, please use this Discount Code to register: MissFQ

The Fintech O-2-O initiative began in 2015 as a monthly meetup in Hong Kong. The initiative aims to bring together like-minded professionals who recognize the impact of technology on traditional finance. Past events have covered topics such as digital payments, insurance, and venture capital.

About:
NexChange is the professional social network designed exclusively for the financial services industry. Founded in 2014 by investment professional Juwan Lee, NexChange’s mission is to unite the global financial community, enabling professionals to reach their full potential. Through NexChange, financial professionals can connect with their peers, discover events, engage with industry content, and access financial charts and quotes – all in one place.

 

PulseOn announces its new white label OHR Tracker availability for B2B customers

PulseOn announces its new white label OHR Tracker availability for B2B customers

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Hong Kong – October 12th 2016 – PulseOn released its first white label Optical Heart Rate (OHR) Tracker solution for B2B customers in sports, fitness, wellness and healthcare. We now have availability of test devices for chosen customers.

The PulseOn OHR Tracker is an ODM device for customers who are looking for a white label solution for their own branding. The device is designed for easy variant creation for wide range of use cases and offers open interfaces and tools for seamless integration with third party applications and services.

– Accurate up to maximum HR for reliable monitoring during sports
– HRV; Beat-to-beat accurate, high resolution for stress and recovery analysis
– Low power consumption for maximum battery life up to 7 days
– Enables 24/7 activity monitoring with HR tracking
– Communication over Bluetooth® low energy
– Sleep analyses including smart wake-up feature using vibrating motor
– Very simple and easy to use with stylish design and easy customization

About PulseOn:
PulseOn has over 50 man years of OHR research and development expertize and various pending patents for algorithms and device design. We offer our customers the highest quality OHR modules, tracker products and licensing solutions. PulseOn was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Finland with subsidiary in Switzerland. Company is privately owned.

The constant development of our technology towards even higher heart rate accuracy, reliability and power optimization offers our customers the highest quality solutions for today and the future.

RIO 2016 Worldwide Product Launch – A New Era of Sports Begins!

RIO 2016 Worldwide Product Launch – A New Era of Sports Begins!

Rio de Janeiro, August 2016 – every year new records are set, and the Olympics are no exception. Intense training, talent, and unbreakable will lead athletes to new heights. But significant and less well known are the technical innovations or new trainings methods that also contributed to these successes. Adidas helped Jesse Owens to his four gold medals using revolutionary spiked track shoes during the 1936 Olympics. In 1954, the German national team overpowered Bern using innovative cleated shoes. This year, the 2016 Olympics begin a new era of sports with the German-made ANTELOPE.TECHWEAR!

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Two and a half years of in-house development have gone into creating ANTELOPE.TECHWEAR – now on August 19 the complete series were presented to Sportsmen, international olympic athletes, journalists as well as authors at the worldwide product launch in Rio.

PURPOSE/VISION STATEMENT
ANTELOPE is the sportswear of the future! Our vision is that every person regardless of their age and individual fitness level reaches their fitness goals and unlocks their potential. With ANTELOPE you can workout wherever and whenever you want in the most effective way, using the same technology as the world’s best athletes.  ANTELOPE is the first series of technologically-enhanced sportswear embedded with muscle-targeting electrodes that stimulate each of your major muscle groups. ANTELOPE is a game changer. It will disrupt the whole fitness and sports apparel industry. Our multiple award winning innovation can substitute every personal trainer, fitness machine and fitness club – our sportswear is the gym!

COMPANY DESCRIPTION
Wearable Life Science (WLS) was founded in March 2014 by Philipp G. Schwarz (serial entrepreneur) and Kay Rathschlag (EMS pioneer) together with sports scientist Patrick Thumm. Dr. Mynia Deeg (finance and medical expert) joined the management team in January 2016. In less than two years they built up an interdisciplinary team of currently 25 members. The team includes textile and electrical engineers, software and IT specialists, distribution, marketing and PR experts. They developed a never seen sports tech product consisting of three parts: a compressive textile with embedded electrodes and wiring and an innovative hardware and app to control the system. WLS raised 1.7 million EURO seed- and early-stage investment from nine experienced Business Angels.

ANTELOPE is the world’s first performance enhancing sportswear. The innovation is based on electro muscle stimulation (EMS). This technology originates from rehabilitation and competitive sport. EMS is used by many sports superstars like Usain Bolt, Rafael Nadal, the Klitschko brothers as also by the world’s best football teams Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

i Lume – Hong Kong Company wins Wearable Technology Innovation World Cup

i Lume – Hong Kong Company wins Wearable Technology Innovation World Cup

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26th January 2016, Munich

In an award ceremony in Germany, i-Lume was announced as winner of the prestigious Wearable Technology Innovation World Cup in the Safety & Security category.  i-Lume beat stiff competition from more than 500 international companies, innovators and startups who entered and shines a spotlight as i-Lume as a world leading wearable technology product.

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i-Lume is a wearable LED lighting technology developed specifically for integration in garments and any type of fabric product.  i-Lume provides a safety feature for a sportswear, outerwear, industrial clothing, children’s wear and is already used by many global apparel brands to provide high visibility functionality for their garments.  i-Lume is now poised to make millions of garments more visible!

The Innovation World Cup, held annually, is the worldwide leading innovation competition in the fast paced wearable technologies sector.  i-Lume, based in Hong Kong, was the only Asian company to not only reach the finals (best 26 companies) but also go on to become a winner of the competition.

Isaac Man, i-Lume General Manager, says “We are delighted to be selected among so many high calibre entries in the wearable technology field.  It’s great to have an international jury as excited by this technology as we are.  The jury stated that they selected i-Lume for its for its beautifully engineered simplicity, its effective function and that it allows any garment to be turned into an item of Wearable Technology.

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http://www.innovationworldcup.com/wt
http://www.i-Lume.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMiH346M89Y

Babaali in Hong Kong for Wearable Technologies Conference 2016

Babaali in Hong Kong for Wearable Technologies Conference 2016

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The demonstration will include Stripe LED Turn Signal Indicators, located front and back, which are controlled by a wireless remote. Featuring four (4) Functions – Double Flashing / Turn Left / Turn Right and also braking. The Wireless Remote attaches easily to handlebars which can be transferred between bikes.

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Exhibiting over the two days of the conference, Babaali will also be showcasing the advanced features of its a heart rate monitor is seamlessly integrated into this cycling helmet. Connecting wirelessly to any smartphone using Bluetooth technology, this cycling helmet monitors your heart rate, giving you an accurate analysis of your performance.

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Attendees will gain insight into the updated technologies along with appearance and accessories . Take advantage of the opportunity to witness a whole host of babaali helmet integrated into many new design and advanced functions designed for multi wearer using.

About Babaali:
Babaali is a world leading helmet manufacturer focusing on combining application of technology with performance and safety for the wearer in all aspects of life. Everything we do at Babaali is designed, tested and continually improved, in the field or on the trail. Also continually strive to make improvements and incorporate the latest technologies.

Contact us:
info@babaali.cc
TEL: 086 13302560352

Hong Kong’s TNG Wallet Unveils Plans to Go Global

Hong Kong’s TNG Wallet Unveils Plans to Go Global

Launches Four Revolutionary Features
Extends Footprint Across 12 New Countries

– Launches “Going Global” strategy
– First Hong Kong eWallet to allow instant Global Money Transfer, without transaction fees
– Foreign exchange transactions for up to 16 currencies
– Global bill payment support for 14 service categories
– Mobile air-time top-up supporting 64 mobile operators in 10 countries

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Mr. Alex Kong, Founder & CEO of TNG Wallet, Hong Kong’s leading eWallet, speaking at a launch and press conference today at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. TNG announced it is rolling our major features to allow Money Transfer, Foreign Exchange transactions, Mobile Air-time top-up globally, and that it is extending its eWallet across 12 countries in Asia.

Hong Kong, 27 September, 2016 TNG Wallet (“TNG”), Hong Kong’s leading eWallet, held its TNG 3.0 New Product Launch and Press Conference today at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

TNG announced four revolutionary features including Global Money Transfer, Foreign Exchange, Global Bill Payment and Global Mobile Air-time Top-up. The new features distinguish TNG from competitors in Hong Kong and help lift the city’s financial technology (“FinTech”) industry to new heights. Bolstered by the strong organic growth achieved in Hong Kong since its launch in November 2015, TNG has set its sights on global expansion.

Global Money Transfer (Real-Time)*
This feature allows TNG users to transfer money from their TNG app to over 800 banks across12 other countries, where up to 80% of the population do not have bank accounts. Once the identification is verified, recipients can withdraw cash immediately at more than 190,000 cash pick-up points. There is no transaction fee for users and TNG promises very favourable exchange rates. TNG is Hong Kong’s first licensed eWallet to offer cross-border financial transactions.

Foreign Exchange (Real-Time)
TNG users can now transact in 16 foreign currencies in real-time at very favourable exchange rates compared to traditional channels. They can collect currencies purchased from any of 27 conveniently located foreign exchange outlets in Hong Kong within three days. Situated along the MTR and railway routes, many of these outlets operate until midnight, 365 days a year, giving users much greater flexibility compared to banks. This will be a major boon to outbound travellers who no longer have to queue at money changers, and can also avoid foreign exchange rate fluctuations.

Global Bill Payment
Many Hong Kong residents who own homes overseas can now make bill payments, without incurring transaction fees, across TNG’s regional network with just a few taps on their phone, anytime, anywhere. The network covers 14 service categories, including electricity, Internet, water, telecoms, utilities, etc.

Global Mobile Airtime Top-up (Real-Time)*
This feature allows TNG users to top up their foreign mobile SIM cards in real-time with 64 mobile operators in 10 countries. Residents and foreign workers in Hong Kong can now add value to their overseas SIM cards through the TNG app anytime, anywhere. They can also pay for or top up family members’ mobile accounts back home.

At the launch attended by hundreds of partners, merchants and potential investors, TNG Founder and CEO, Mr. Alex Kong, announced the establishment of the GLOBAL EWALLET ALLIANCE (“GEA”) covering Hong Kong and 12 countries. This will spur TNG’s global expansion as GEA members can facilitate free flow of transactions with economies of scale.

TNG also unveiled two other lifestyle functions. The first is “Make Money”, TNG’s first gaming function which enables users to earn money by carrying out tasks such as online market surveys. The second is “Salary Payout” which is highly suited for paying domestic helpers and part-time/ casual workers instantly. Both features will have full online transaction records.

“Having begun as a homegrown eWallet, TNG is introducing major new features and embarking on an exciting regional expansion. We are leveraging on our success in Hong Kong to roll out a global roadmap to accelerate our mission to build a global cash-less and card-less eco-system, and to facilitate the adoption of a truly digital lifestyle,” Mr. Kong said.

“I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to our merchants, business partners and users for their continuous support of TNG so that we can join hands to bring Hong Kong’s FinTech to new heights,” Mr. Kong added.