WineWorld Xplorer has been admitted to the January 2020 intake of the Cyberport Incubation Programme (CIP), a HK government-funded first launched in 2006 to accelerate business growth for Hong Kong startups with solid potential in various fields. Since its inception, more than 650 startups have joined this programme, during when each of them received a maximum of HKD 500,000 worth of monetary and network resources to springboard specific project research and overall development.
“We are absolutely thrilled to be part of the programme. Beyond monetary support, Cyberport’s extended investor, alumni, current community and fintech startup networks are instrumental to our future growth, especially when it comes to promoting the concept of wine-as-an-asset. We look forward to using Cyberport’s manifold resources to enhance our Big Data and AI research and development initiative, whilst continuing to fine tune our daily operations and business development,” commented Mariana Lam, founder and managing director of WineWorld Xplorer.
Cyberport is an innovative digital community with about 1,400 technology companies. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, which is wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. With a vision to be the hub for digital technology thereby creating a new economic driver for Hong Kong, Cyberport is committed to nurturing a vibrant tech ecosystem by cultivating talent, promoting entrepreneurship among youth, supporting start-ups on their growth journey, fostering industry development by promoting strategic collaboration with local and international partners, and integrating new and traditional economies by accelerating digital adoption in the public and private sectors.
Cyberport focuses on fostering the growth of major technologies application namely FinTech, smart living, digital entertainment & esports, as well as technology development such as artificial intelligence (AI) & big data, blockchain and cybersecurity. With a team of committed professionals providing all round, value-added services, state-of-the-art facilities and smart workspaces to support our digital community, Cyberport is the flagship for Hong Kong’s digital tech industry.
About WineWorld Xplorer
WineWorld Xplorer (WWX) is an award-winning multi-market wine trading platform enriched with a powerful suite of asset management and investment advisory tools.
With a vision of enabling wines as an asset, WWX maintains and constantly grows a transparent, open and connected global wine database with an aggregate current worth of HKD 900+ million. Users can freely buy, bid, sell, ship and store wines anytime among three major wine markets: France, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. On top of that, WWX offers one of the most sophisticated wine valuation and portfolio alerts and monitoring tools; as well as a smart bottle authenticity and integrity tracking system. Since last year, WWX has added following wealth-tech solutions for wine lovers: wine-as-a-collateral loan, wine portfolio valuation tracking and wine investment advisory.