Best Pitches At Silicon Dragon Awards 2016
Presenting Awards for Top VC, Founder, Pitch & Exit of the Year
- Skytree Digital
Silver Yu, Director & CEO
Skytree Digital is specialized in development of mobile applications, games, websites and IT consulting. It is staffed by a group of computer scientist and masters of art to serve consumers with cutting-edge technology and high-quality user experiences. Skytree is effective at translating the needs of business into robust and efficient software solutions.
2. TeamNote HK
Roy Law, CEO
TeamNote is a mobile application designed for enterprises and developed specifically for mobile workforce communication and operational needs. Using a mobile workforce tool, TeamNote helps corporations unleash the productivity of their mobile workflow and maximize their working efficiency.
Justin Ling, CEO & Co-founder
EquitySim is making great strides in technological advancement with unique machine learning algorithms, and shifting the way recruiting is done in the finance industry. EquitySim services financial institutions, investment banks, asset management firms, and hedge funds, with clients that include Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, and Fidelity.
Bhavneet Chahal, CEO, GoSkills
GoSkills creates personalized online courses for career advancement. It selects top instructors from around the world, and works with them to create customized content for GoSkills. The content is presented in short and engaging 3-5 minute videos, interactive quizzes, exercises and quick reference guides. Courses are tailored for the busy, working professional that wants to learn new skills, in order to keep up with the changing technologies and requirements of the workplace. GoSkills has reached $1 million in revenues and is bootstrapped.
Richard Hanson, CEO
Jobable is a Hong Kong-based recruitment technology company. It combines world-leading data science methodologies with deep expertise in recruitment to provide software solutions for recruitment agencies and corporates. Jobable has raised $900,000 in seed round from angels.
Amar Dhillon, Co-founder & CEO
Auluxua is providing connected devices for the home on a subscription basis, and is in 20 residential pilot projects. Its hardware consists of a hub that enables control of, among other things, lighting, shades and air conditioning. Its software connects to Amazon Echo and other third party devices. Auluxa is funded internally.
7. Kuaiwear Limited
Carlos Marco Rider, CEO
Kuai launched in 2014 as a marketplace for sports and fitness training plans featuring Kuai headphones, a “wearable coach” that automatically adapts downloaded training plans and provides personalized smart voice coaching for many sports. Kuai leverages accurate sensors, patented technology and proprietary software algorithms. The project was fully funded in Kickstarter.8. Spincle
Nicole Or, Co-founder & CMO (pitching)
Tim Lo, Founder & CEO
Spincle is a Hong Kong-based tech startup that makes a camera app to capture 360 video recorded by smartphone for sharing over social media. It records 3D content of both photos and videos. The team of programmers in image processing and UX design are focused on product development for VR lovers.
9. DME Micro
Elizabeth Wai, Senior Manager (pitching)
Philip Kwok, Co-founder
DME is a fabless semiconductor company that provides powerful low cost Bluetooth Smart (low energy) single chip solutions for wireless applications. Its system-on-chip solutions are among the first to deliver the most advanced Bluetooth Smart v4.2 compliance. DME chips provide a low cost solution for applications such as keyboard, mouse, gamepad, remote toy control, proximity and security alert devices, anti-loss tags, beacons, remote TV control, and LED light control.
Alex Chen, (pitching) Harrison Chen, Co-founders
These two co-founder brothers from Taiwan got their start in robotics at an early age as computers and robotics engineers. They created portable robots that can be used for sports training and later moved into designing robotic arms and a self-driving robot, but their favorite remains the one for ping pong. Early this year, they raised a seed round of $100,000 from HAX Accelerator, and later had a successful campaign on Kickstarter and Indiegogo, drawing $258,000. They’re now entering into production of Trainerbot.
Eric Gnock Fah, Co-Founder, Klook Travel
A cultural explorer and travel enthusiast, in 2014, Eric started Klook Travel, an online and mobile travel platform for booking a curated selection of tickets to attractions, tours and local transfers at exclusive rates throughout Asia. Klook, which now has 160 staffers, has clocked $100 million in annual revenues and millions of downloads and page views. In 2015, Klook raised $6.5 million in capital from Matrix Partners China, China Growth Capital and Francis Leung-Pak-To. Eric is a native of Mauritius, where he grew up speaking seven languages. He was educated in the U.S. on a full scholarship and started his career with Morgan Stanley investment banking in Hong Kong, specializing in advising consumer and travel companies in Asia.
Huang (Simon) Xiao, Co-Founder & CEO, Xberts
Xberts is a cross-border hardware marketplace reviewed and curated by a community of influencers and distributed through their social media network. Leveraging the power of crowdsourcing and social distribution, Xberts seeks to improve the relationships between China’s wholesale manufacturers and worldwide consumers. With Xberts, manufacturers can build a better brand image while consumers can buy quality hardware products from China at 60% lower cost.
Simon, based in Beijing and Silicon Valley, has led the team to grow to more than 1,200 Chinese manufacturing suppliers and 10,000+ influencers across 25 countries. In 2016, Xberts received more than $1.3 Million from Y Combinator, Plug and Play Ventures, AV Capital, Hiro Mashita from m&s partners, and Albert Ni, an early employee at Dropbox. Xberts was the third Chinese startup accepted by Y Combinator.