Red Envelope, Ep 13: The Startup Ecosystem in Hong Kong

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Hong Kong’s startup ecosystem is one of the fastest growing in the world with over 3000 startups. It has a diverse mix of sectors, from fintech and ecommerce to advertising, software, and B2B, as well as a diverse mix of entrepreneurs, with 45 percent of them identifying as female and 35 percent of founders from overseas.

In today’s episode of Red Envelope, Theodora Lau talks to Karena Belin, CEO and Co-Founder of WHub. They talk about the hot trends in HK innovation ecosystem. HK has had several key headline grabbing updates off late (pun intended).



Arunkumar Krishnakumar

Venture Capital, Blockchain, Crypto, Fintech and AI

#Inclusion is the new #Innovation. Arun is a Venture capital investor, speaker and writer with particular interest in Fintech, Blockchain, Crypto and AI. He loves use cases with a strong emerging markets angle to them, serving the underserved and tapping the untapped.


Theodora Lau

Founder, Speaker, Writer, Startup Advisor

Theo is a speaker, writer, and advisor, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of corporates, entrepreneurs, and VCs to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.

Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Writer, Speaker, Advisor on Banking & Technology

Bradley is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. His belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance to succeed.



Belina Karena, founder of WHub fostering growth of Startups and Ecosystems @BelinKarena

Karena co-founded W Hub out of Passion for entrepreneurs and startups to make a difference to the growth of the ecosystem, believing in startups to drive innovation and improving the world we live in. In line with this passion, she also co-founded AngelHub, HK’s fist SFC licensed startup investment platform for professional investors and global startups raising growth capital.


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