網絡時代集資方法大躍進,只要有創業大計,毋須向財務機構伸手,也不用四出找尋投資者,只要在網上發起「眾籌」(Crowdfunding),有機會積少成多,籌集資金開業,打拼天下。 

資深記者吳曉東早前倡議創立一個不受任何干擾的通訊社,主打調查報道,這個嶄新念頭最後成功落實,籌集資金手法則借助於近年在本港冒起的「眾籌」。見證眾籌在港開步的FringeBacker執行董事許婷婷形容,一個中立而具公信力的眾籌平台,可令不可能的集資變成可能。

 網絡時代集資方法大躍進,只要有創業大計,毋須向財務機構伸手,也不用四出找尋投資者,只要在網上發起「眾籌」(Crowdfunding),有機會積少成多,籌集資金開業,打拼天下。 

資深記者吳曉東早前倡議創立一個不受任何干擾的通訊社,主打調查報道,這個嶄新念頭最後成功落實,籌集資金手法則借助於近年在本港冒起的「眾籌」。見證眾籌在港開步的FringeBacker執行董事許婷婷形容,一個中立而具公信力的眾籌平台,可令不可能的集資變成可能。

 

http://hd.stheadline.com/news/daily/hk/384768/



  



  

TVB/RTHK 7pm tonight: The Power of Crowdfunding. FactWire's and Hong Kong Free Press' FringeBacker-funding journeys dissected.



  






  



  



  

Hong Kong Free Press, the city’s new English news source founded by British multimedia journalist Tom Grundy, has broken Hong Kong records for online fundraising. More than 700 donors donated almost HK$600,000 (almost US$77,000) during the 1-month campaign to fund the launch of this non-profit English news source for Hong Kong. The huge groundswell of public support resulted in a final tally that reached 4 times the original HK$150,000 (US$19,200) target.

 

Launching this month, Hong Kong Free Press seeks to provide a platform with a diversity of voice and to bridge the language barrier between local Chinese and English media, raising local and global understanding of Hong Kong news. Contributors include Tom Holland, Stephen Vines, Howard Winn, Jason Ng, Surya Deva, Hemlock, Suzanne Pepper, Nury Vittachi and others.

 

Tom Grundy, Hong Kong Free Press Editor-in-Chief, said: “The response has been overwhelming up until the last minute of fundraising. We are very thrilled to have raised more than half a million dollars on FringeBacker. We considered Kickstarter and other platforms for the project, but – unlike other crowdfunding sites - FringeBacker is bilingual, has a good track record and allowed backers to donate in Hong Kong dollars.” 



  

Hong Kong Economic Journal interview with FringeBacker.

http://www.ejinsight.com/20150526-hong-kong-yet-to-catch-up-on-crowdfunding-boom/