GFA023. Today we are bringing back Chris Gormley, who was on the show back in Episode 9 on B2B Global Business, he has always been a reference point for me and others when getting credit cards in Hong Kong . This podcast may sound a bit dry talking about interest rates, accounting, grace periods, and bank statements – but I believe its extremely eye opening for those doing business overseas.
GFA021. Today’s episode is at the tail end of my 1 month USA road trip (sorry I missed last week, too much traveling!) and I was able to get some juicy inside information about how my friend Attila runs his international business, dealing with international banking, cash flows , import and export headaches for consumer electronics in and out of China, and some business lessons with business partners. Enjoy!
GFA016. One of the top questions I get asked is how can Hong Kong companies accept credit cards (Visa / Mastercard) for their online businesses? We know what a headache it is for hong kong merchant account applicants and they are left in the dark. So many are only using Paypal, due to either application processes being tedious and expensive, or just not knowing of a feasible solution. So today my friend Gary Lam helped connect me to Jo Chan, the Founder and President of AsiaPay – the leading merchant services provider for Hong Kong companies.
GFA015. Part 2 of a 2 part series, Jon gets deep into equity financing structure at the seed level, breaking down the 3 main structures when raising startup capital. He also goes over the difference raising money in Hong Kong (Asia) versus USA (Silicon Valley). Take out your notebooks, this is jammed with value and examples.
GFA013. Today is a special one for me, being an alumni of Chinaccelerator program’s 3rd batch where I started Social Agent and met my soon-to-be-wife Wendy, I get to host a “fireside chat” with Todd and Cyril while Todd was in Shenzhen on a roadshow. Applications for their 5th batch are open for another week so check it out and see if you can Apply your startup in their program today!
GFA012. The final part of our special StartMeUp Hong Kong series, we have here with us Tim Draper a world renowned venture capitalist! He’s visiting Hong Kong as the Venture Forum’s keynote speaker, and shares some valuable insights about trends in industries happening around the world, and opportunities for Hong Kong, Asia based companies specifically.
GFA010. We’re in for a treat! This is a special 3 part series for the StartMeUp.Hk’s Venture Forum speakers. I was able to interview Doug right off the plane from London, getting some great insights on his experiences selling his company in USA, moving to UK to start an investment fund, getting to become a Dragon on Dragon’s Den and his new venture School for Startups.
GFA009. Chris Gormley is the guy to know for doing International Business and we’re really lucky to have him on the show! He has setup and operated companies all over the world, with 11 current entities structured in places such as UK, Hong Kong, Montreal, Australia, China, Singapore, and United States.
GFA007. Today we’re in for a treat – Andrew Leyden, my good friend having met in the Hong Kong startup community, a retired American lawyer, spills his guts on how it is as an American doing business overseas, as well as straight up legal advice and tax advice. Again, he and I want to be careful, don’t quote us – please consult a professional tax accountant or attorney for your specific case! Enjoy this one everyone!
GFA005. Interested to learn about Hong Kong’s government initiatives to help businesses startup, base, and grow with Hong Kong as their headquarters? Then today’s episode is for you! We’ll sit down with Charles Ng, Associate Director of InvestHK and heading their new initiative StartupMeUp.HK. Listeners today can learn how they can better get benefit from the Hong Kong government programs, and talk to a real person about finding their way in Hong Kong’s many business programs offered!