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Hong Kong Startup News Roundup

Hong Kong's Kello launches a smart device to help users be a morning person

Kello, a product of a Hong Kong based IoT accelerator Brinc, has launched a smart device that helps to change people’s sleeping habits. It allows users to set limits on hitting the snooze button and create actions once the limit is reached. You can back the project on Kickstarter, pre-ordering the product at a discounted price of US$89. 

City University of Homg Kong launches new undergraduate degree to boost veterinary medicine

The new 6-years bachelor of veterinary medicine programme commences in the academic year 2017–18, the programme will promote One Health and sustainable development, and expand educational choice and career paths for the youth in Hong Kong. 

Singapore's FinTech tracking app Spiking raises US$750K

Singapore-based Spiking has raised S$1 million (around US$750K). The funding will be used for product development and data coverage expansion.

Spiking helps retail investors make a better investment decision by providing them timely data.

VC firm Vickers Venture Partners leads US$3.5M investment in SiSaf

Singapore-headquartered venture capital firm Vickers Venture Partners, together with Exen Captial, led a US$3.5 million Series A investment into Irish biotech startup SiSaf, with the participation from Invest Northern Ireland.

Grab raises US$750M in an oversubscribed round

Singaporean startup Grab raised US$750 million in a round led by SoftBank, with the participation from existing and new investors. The money raised will be used to expand its presence in Indonesia and invest in its mobile payment service.


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