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5 in 5 minutes - November 18th

Hong Kong Startup News Roundup

1. SuperCharger 2.0 reveals the 8 finalists.

SuperCharger, a FinTech accelerator programme powered by Standard Chartered and Fidelity International, welcomed the eight finalists during the Big Reveal. Now in its second year, the 12-week programme received almost 200 applications from 33 countries, 4 startups among the finalists are based in Hong Kong.

The eight selected startups will have partnership opportunities with SuperCharger main partners Standard Chartered and Fidelity International, as well as a venue partner Cyberport. The programme will kick start officially in January 2017 at the Cyberport Smart-Space FinTech Centre.

2. theDesk opens pop-up art exhibition

Hong Kong co-working space theDesk, one of the biggest co-working spaces in the city, is hosting COLLABORATION, the first of a series of art exhibitions that engages homegrown creative talents whilst also providing inspiration to members of theDesk and the public from November until January 2017. The exhibition will showcase artworks from local and Hong Kong-based artists including Jake Tse, Vera Chiu, Sarie Moolenburgh and Sharon de Lyster .

3. Dragon Law launches legal services platform for startups

The Hong Kong-based startup provides legal services with the aim to help owners and leaders of businesses of all sizes modernize their business and increase their efficiency. Dragon Law claims the online legal software can help reducing risk, increasing accuracy and enhancing compliance, allowing startup founders to spend less time on legal procedures.

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4. Singapore's Apvera raises US$1.2M to automate cybersecurity

Apvera, a Singapore-based startup has raised S$1.7 million (around US$1.2 million) led by ACP and SPRING SEEDS Capital, with the participation from Nest Ventures, muru-D and Central Exchange. The funding will be used to develop the threat intelligence platform.

5. Korea's Miso secures $2.7M funding from Silicon Valley investors, including Y Combinator

Miso, a Korea-based startup that connects Koreans with cleaners, has raised US$2.7 million in seed funding in a round led by Silicon Valley investors, including Y Combinator. The funding will be used to expand the company's service as well as expand their service to other markets.

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