392%

funded

US$75,200

backed of US$19,170 goal

Funded

on 8 June 2015

Launched: 10 May 2015

Funding ends: 8 Jun 2015

Final push and expanded HKFP team

Update on 3 Jun 2015

Dear Backers,

Hong Kong Free Press is grateful for the continued support from our backers. With just five days to go, we have set a new target of HK$500,000. Our campaign is the fastest-funded on FringeBacker and, if we reach our new goal, we will be the largest project it has hosted.

Since the start of the crowd-funding round, we have doubled the size of our team from four to eight reporters. Despite a DDoS cyber-attack on Monday, we are set to move into our office on Friday and will begin building content. 

 

 

Over the past few weeks, we have also struck content sharing partnerships with local media platforms such as Stand News, D100 and InMedia. Our informal agreements with other outlets will allow us to share key content between our platforms on a story-by-story basis. The arrangement also speeds up the process of breaking news in English. We look forward to establishing other partnerships in keeping with our aim to become the first truly local and independent English news source in Hong Kong.

As we head towards a final push to meet our new target, we are on track to launch at the end of the month, as planned. Thank you once again to all of our backers, and please continue to help us spread the word!

Thanks,
Tom

A New Target

Update on 22 May 2015

Dear Backers

The Hong Kong Free Press team is grateful for the unprecedented, record-breaking response to our campaign. Today, we renew our crowdfunding project, setting a new target of HK$500,000. 

Our first target was set to sustain HKFP throughout our two-month start-up period with minimal staff. Further contributions strengthen our independence, bolster our capacity to provide breaking news and will allow us to employ an extra reporter as we move towards sustainability. 

Please continue to share our project over the final fortnight and many thanks to all who have supported us so far!

Best Regards,
Tom

 

Thank you to all of our backers! Let's keep up the momentum!

Update on 12 May 2015

Dear Backers,

The Hong Kong Free Press team is grateful for the unprecedented response to our campaign - thanks to our backers, we achieved our initial goal within 48 hours. This original target was set to sustain HKFP throughout our two-month start-up period with minimal staff. 

Further contributions will strengthen our independence, help us to kick-off stronger and will bolster our capacity to provide a much-needed credible news source for Hong Kong. Every HK$50,000 provides the basics for us to survive for an extra month, support an extra reporter and build audience in order to become self-sustaining. 

Please continue to share our project over the coming month and many thanks to all who have supported us so far!

Best Regards,
Tom

Tom Grundy
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Tom Grundy

HK$200

(approximately US$26*)

  • A permanent note of thanks on our website as a founding contributor (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).

Estimated Delivery: Jun 2015
137 Backers

HK$500

(approximately US$64*)

  • A 'Bronze Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen.
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded badge.
  • A free Hong Kong Free Press mobile news app when it is complete (normally a paid-for Android/iPhone app).

International delivery +HK$60
Estimated Delivery: Aug 2015
202 Backers

HK$1,000

(approximately US$128*)

  • A 'Silver Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen, badge and free mobile news app when it is complete (normally a paid-for Android/iPhone app).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded tote bag.

Estimated Delivery: Aug 2015
124 Backers

HK$5,000

(approximately US$639*)

  • A 'Gold Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen, badge, tote bag and free news app when it is complete (normally a paid-for Android/iPhone app).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded mug.
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded t-shirt.

International delivery +HK$100
Estimated Delivery: Aug 2015
15 Backers

HK$10,000

(approximately US$1,278*)

  • A 'Platinum Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen, badge, tote bag, mug, t-shirt and free news app when it is complete (normally a paid-for Android/iPhone app).
  • Drinks with the Hong Kong Free Press team.

International delivery +HK$100
Estimated Delivery: Aug 2015
3 Backers

HK$50,000

(approximately US$6,390*)

  • A 'Diamond Patron' note of thanks (Optional. Please write the name you'd like to appear in the comment section when you back this project).
  • A Hong Kong Free Press branded pen, badge, tote bag, mug, t-shirt and free news app when it is complete (normally a paid-for Android/iPhone app).
  • Drinks with the Hong Kong Free Press team and dinner with the directors.

International delivery +HK$100
Estimated Delivery: Jul 2015
0 Backers

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