Monaco Strengthens Management Team with Four Key Hires

Appointments of Chief Operating Officer, Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, and Platform Architect ahead of global rollout   <HONG KONG, December 19, 2017> — Monaco, the pioneering payments and cryptocurrency platform, today announced a series of new appointments to its senior management team, with Erald Ghoos as Chief Operating Officer, Sean Rach as Chief Marketing Officer, Ken Baylor as Chief Cybersecurity […]

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Thomson Reuters Partners with SuperCharger FinTech Accelerator

Thomson Reuters, leading global mass media firm, has announced their partnership with SuperCharger, a Hong Kong-based FinTech Accelerator. The partnership will allow FinTech startups undergoing the accelerator to gain access to Reuter’s technology and market-related information and data. Besides that, Thomson Reuters will also provide mentorship and advice to the FinTech startups. The SuperCharger Accelerator is a 12-week long program […]

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Fintech Accelerators in Asia

Here are some fintech-focused accelerators in the region of Asia! Singapore Startupbootcamp Fintech Startupbootcamp is a global accelerator awarded Best Startup Accelerator at The Europas in 2014. The Singaporean fintech-based accelerator runs for 13 weeks. The program offers mentorship, networking opportunities, entry into the Startupbootcamp global network, office space and S$25,000 per team in exchange for 6% equity. The Open Vault […]

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Commonwealth Bank of Australia launches Fintech Innovation Lab in Hong Kong

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) launched an Innovation Lab in Hong Kong just last month. The lab aims to steer the fintech industry by connecting consumers and fintech startups to solve on-the-ground problems faced by them in financial services. “The strong interest in our Sydney Innovation Lab demonstrates the emphasis business and government place on innovation as an integral […]

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WeLab $160 Million Series B funding round led by Khazanah Nasional

Khazanah Nasional Leads Series B investment for WeLab

Malaysia’s government sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional has led a Series B investment exercise of $160 million in WeLab, a Hong Kong-based fintech startup. WeLab is a mobile lending and credit analytics platform in China, and they operate Wolaidai, one of China’s largest mobile lending platforms. Just a year ago, WeLab completed a Series A funding round of $20 million, […]

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Amex to bring Apple Pay to Asia

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With Samsung Pay going online and companies, banks and startups venturing into mobile payments, we see no slowing down in this fintech segment. American Express (Amex) has announced their plans to bring Apple Pay to Singapore and Hong Kong this year. When this is launched, Amex card users will be able to use Apple Pay (which links up to their […]

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