Founder Series: Rick Chen of Pozible

Crowdfund Vibe spoke to Rick Chen, co-founder of Pozible, about crowdfunding awesome stuff and its future. 


CFV: What motivated you to start a crowdfunding platform?

RC: The passion to see great project come alive, to offer an alternative funding sources help achieve that goal.


How well known is crowdfunding in Australia? What is the coverage on crowdfunding in the traditional media?

Crowdfunding is growing very healthily in Australia, mainstream media have mostly covered crowdfunding as a valid way to fund projects. The likes of government agencies, investors, peak bodies also see crowdfunding as a way to proof concept.

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Founder Series: Gregor Gregersen of Silver Bullion

Crowdfund Vibe has sat down for a fascinating interview with Gregor Gregersen, CEO of Silver Bullion, whose novel take on P2P (Peer to Peer lending) has helped build a solid reputation in Singapore and abroad. 


CFV: What motivated you to start Silver Bullion?

GG: I was in the trading room of one of Germany’s largest banks when the 2008 financial crisis occurred.  It became very apparent then that the financial system is fragile and that the best way to protect oneself from bank defaults is ownership of physical precious metals as it provides a hedge to systemic financial risk.

Silver Bullion’s mission is to provide the safest store of value possible by eliminating financial counterparty risk and storing bullion in the safest jurisdiction today – Singapore. Our bullion secured P2P loan platform was a natural extension of our precious metals storage, making our P2P loan platform unique in the industry.

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Hong Kong Crowdfunding: Strong Potential Requires Action

By Henry Flood

As one of the world’s leading financial investment centres Hong Kong has tremendous potential in the field of crowdfunding. They are looking to capture a slice of the international crowdfunding market as part of a broader plan to develop their Financial Technology industry.

As part of their development drive Professor K C Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, as well as Chairman of the Steering Group on Financial Technologies, released his report on the Hong Kong Fintech industry earlier this year. He is buoyed by the opportunity for crowdfunding growth and wants to improve how innovation and the supply of technological talent are viewed in the region.

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