My Experience Crowdfunding a Kids Book in Hong Kong

Last year I crowdfunded "My Hong Kong Vehicles Book" through Next Chapter Ventures. Here's what I learned. Something you need to know upfront: crowdfunding is hard...

Interview with SunPort, $120,599 raised on Kickstarter (160% funded)

Tell us about SunPort! SunPort is a device that allows anyone to plug in and use solar power out of the grid, without needing to...

How to Produce a GREAT Crowdfunding Video

The purpose of a crowdfunding video is to ask people who you’ve never met to believe in something that you feel so strongly about....

Interview with Thin Ice, World’s First Weight-Loss Clothing Line (funded 3,000%+)

Tell us about Thin Ice, how did this project come about? Thin Ice is the very first, technology-enhanced weight-loss clothing line. It’s embedded with specialized...

Successful Kickstarters: Interview with Decadent Minimalist, raised $519K from 4,000 Backers

1. Tell us how DM1 came about, what inspired it? I was a student at Stanford Graduate School of Business and had the opportunity to...

Successful Kickstarters: Interview with BedJet

The award winning BedJet is the world's first ultra rapid cooling, heating and climate control system made just for your bed.  It's silky quiet...

Interview with Slick Stabilizer funded 400%+ on Indiegogo

Tell us about Slick Stabilizer, how did this project come about? Are there similar products on the market? To begin with, let me tell you...

Successful Kickstarter: Interview with $5 Drawings by Dada

Note from Jumpstart: What caught our eye about this successful Kickstarter (funded 200%+) was that $5 drawings already exist as widely popular micro-gigs on platforms such as fiverr.com where...

Interview with Helix: The World’s First Wearable Cuff with Stereo Bluetooth...

The Helix is the first wearable with headphones on your wrist. Tell us how the product came about, what inspired it? Here at Ashley Chloe...

Interview with SmartHalo, Turning Bikes into Smart Bikes

SmartHalo is a smart biking system that lets you focus on what matters the most - the road. SmartHalo finds the quickest, safest routes to...

Atom, the portable battery with a built-in power outlet on Indiegogo

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2F92U27gDk] Tell us about the built-in power outlet. How did you come up with the idea? In 2014, ATOM began as a project in our...

Why use a Hong Kong-based crowdfunding platform?

You’ve got an idea in mind and you want to bring it to life, but you don’t have the funds for it. You’re convinced...

Chinese dating app, Tantan, raises US$70 million in Series D funding

Known as China's Tinder, Tantan has raised US$70 million in their latest round of Series D funding. The company is looking to monetize their...

What is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding seems to be a hot topic these days - you hear about it all the time, but chances are you might not know...

10 Highest Grossing Crowdfunding Campaigns from Hong Kong

When people think of crowdfunding, they tend to associate it with big campaigns like the Pebble Time Smartwatch (made 20 Million!) generating global buzz on...

The Maker Movement And The Rise of Crowdfunding

From where I sit, Hong Kong has already been crowned a new role and is well on its way to becoming a very important...

Crowdfunding Regulations

What more natural place than Hong Kong to assume the role of Asia’s FinTech hub. Hong Kong has emerged as a global financial centre,...

Successful Kickstarters: Interview with Zondo

1. Tell us how Zondo came about, what inspired it? How did you come up with the name? Zondo is a sister company of Sports...

Kickstarter Interview with Phil and Spencer, authors of “Could You Hug...

If you ever wanted to publish a book, get inspired by this duo who made it happen on Kickstarter! "Could You Hug A Cactus?"...

Interview with Fringebacker.com

Tell us about Fringebacker! FringeBacker is the world’s only entirely bilingual crowdfunding website, with everything in English and Chinese. It's an online platform for creative,...