AIA Accelerator 4.0 Demo Day

December 15, 2016

AIA Accelerator 4.0 in partnership with KPMG Digital Village held their Demo Day last week on December 7th, 2016 at KPMG’s office in Central, Hong Kong. Six international startups were in this batch, coming from Thailand, Spain, United States, China and Singapore. Interestingly, there was no Hong Kong founded startup.   Corporate X Corporate This

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Oddup Tips Summary: What To Look For In a Potential UNICORN?

December 13, 2016

We hope you have enjoyed our first Oddup Tips series on our social media channels. Here is a quick summary on “What to look for in a potential Unicorn?”.   1. Truly Disruptive     The startup needs to able to shake up the market by doing something different. They should either be able to

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Most Difficult Task of the Year: What to Buy for X’mas?

December 9, 2016

Are you having trouble finding the perfect Christmas gift for your family and friends? Are you tired of being that person who gives photo frames and coffee mugs as gifts? Let Oddup help you with gift ideas of products from different startups around the world. Be the Santa everyone loves!   For the Photo Enthusiasts

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Vacation or Business in Bangkok? These 3 Startups Can Help.

December 5, 2016

Last week, we introduced our coverage on Bangkok with the city’s ecosystem report as part of our Oddup X ASEAN Launch Series. We also looked into a travel startup in Bangkok called TakeMeTour in our article “Rising Travel Startups in Asia that You Should Know”. Today, we introduce you to three startups from non-travel industries (Ecommerce,

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Rising Travel Startups in Asia that You Should Know

December 2, 2016

Following on from yesterday’s blog post “Wow! Early X’mas for Skyscanner’s staff (est. £122m in the pocket)”, we said we will showcase a few travel related startups that could help with your X’mas holiday plans or could even add color to your investment portfolio.   Geographical expansion is not the only factor In the last article, we

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Wow! Early X’mas for Skyscanner’s staff (est. £122m in the pocket)

December 1, 2016

One of the biggest news for travel industry last week was China’s leading online travel agency – Ctrip’s acquisition of Scotland-based travel search website Skyscanner. The deal values Skyscanner at US$1.74 billion, making it the largest corporate transaction in Scotland this year. This also signals an early Xmas for the 674 employees in Skyscanner as

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[Oddup x ASEAN] Series #3 – Bangkok

November 28, 2016

This week, Oddup would like to bring you to one of the most popular tourist destinations – Bangkok Situated in Southeast Asia as the capital of Thailand, Bangkok attracts a lot of travelers every year, thanks to its low living costs & friendly culture. However, Bangkok is so much more than your next vacation. The

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FinTech Boxing: Hong Kong and Singapore battle it out again

November 25, 2016

Source of Picture: companyincorporationsg.com New York, London, Singapore (SG) and Hong Kong (HK) are all seen as international financial centres in the World. SG has experienced an increased flurry of activity in November, with FinTech activities in both HK and SG making headlines. InvestHK presented the 1st HK FinTech Week during Nov 7-11, immediately followed by SG Fintech

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Hillary May Have Lost, But These Ladies Are Winning Big in the Startup World

November 23, 2016

The crashing election loss of Hillary Clinton makes people question whether the unbreakable glass ceiling is once again shatterproof. At the concession speech, Clinton held back tears as she asked her supporters not to lose heart. Indeed, a few ladies have already shattered the glass ceiling in the startup world of Hong Kong, and are

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3 Startups & Industries that help you tap into the 250 million population market

November 21, 2016

Last Monday, we introduced our coverage on Jakarta with the city’s ecosystem report as part of our Oddup X ASEAN Series #2. 3 X 3 in Jakarta This week, we are showcasing three startups from three different industries (Ecommerce, Transportation and Fashion & Beauty) in the city that are leading the charge in the ecosystem. Let’s spend 5 mins going

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