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January 14, 2020 - [Sina news] Velotrade attended sub-forum on "Releasing Fintech Creativity: Virtual Banking and Trade Finance"
In this event, our co-founder and CEO Gianluca Pizzituti described how Velotrade created a digital marketplace structured around financing and lending to meet the needs of virtual lenders for a new distributed ledger in an efficient way.
Read more (Chinese news)

December 27, 2019 - Seminar on "Cross border ecommerce with Amazon and financial support for the exporters by Velotrade"
The event took place in the Labor and Culture Center of Binh Duong Province, renowned industrial area near Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). Velotrade was proud to bring its innovative projects -- "Amazon Seller Financing" and "Invoice Financing" -- to the attention of more than 100 participants including corporate members of Binh Duong Wood Association (BIFA), local agencies, government departments and other associations.

4 December, 2019 - Velotrade joins Amazon Global Selling Cross-Border E-commerce Summit in HCMC, Vietnam
We have been glad to be part of this large-scale event together with our strategic partner On Brand. Helping companies to build and optimize their selling presence on Amazon, providing them with the due financial support for expanding their business: this is the primary mission of On Brand - Velotrade cooperation.

3rd December, 2019 - [PRNewswire] Velotrade embraces blockchain technology by signing a strategic partnership with HashKey Digital Asset Group
It is a fact that blockchain is already disrupting the financial world: thanks to such technology provided by Hashkey, Velotrade will speed up payment and onboarding process, reducing drastically human errors as well. Read more

28 November and 3 December 2019 - Velotrade shares about Invoice Financing at Alibaba E-commerce events in HCMC, Vietnam
Our partner Innovative Hub invited us to Alibaba office in Saigon Center at two events regarding e-commerce and support for exporters: we conveyed the idea of our invoice financing model to more than 80 sellers and service providers coming from China, Taiwan and Vietnam.

08 November, 2019 - Velotrade joins Hong Kong FinTech Week 2019
Thank you Finnovasia and Invest Hong Kong for hosting another edition of this event. We made hundreds of meaningful connections with like-minded fintech enthusiasts from all over the world, who were interested in hearing how Velotrade addresses the tradefinance gap and the role we serve by helping SMEs grow!



23 October, 2019 - Velotrade joins event at Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA)
Our CEO Gianluca Pizzituti was invited to discuss the current status of the HK FinTechs Trade Finance and Invoice Financing environment. A plethora of institutional investors and more than 50 banks were in the audience! Jointly organized by Cyberport Hong Kong and HKSTP - Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

24th September, 2019 - Velotrade organized "Digital Transformation Gateway to Global Market" forum in cooperation with Alibaba provider Innovative Hub (Singapore)
Velotrade presented in HCMC in front of a broad audience composed mainly by Vietnamese exporters who are looking at "digital transformation" avenues to expand their global reach.

12th September, 2019 - Velotrade joined 2019 Belt and Road Summit at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
The Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for promoting business collaboration along the Belt and Road. Velotrade's CEO was invited to share views on how Fintech can help to shape a better Belt and Road on the Trade Finance ecosystem.

1st August, 2019 - [Greater Bay Insight]: Cross-border Trade Financing in China made easier by Velotrade.
Greater Bay Insight has written about Velotrade that performed its first cross-border trade financing transaction in China through cooperation with QEX on May of this year. Read more

21 May, 2019 – [PRNewswire]: Velotrade is the first international platform to execute cross border transactions into China.
With the help of QEX owned by PING AN, Velotrade creates a new opportunity for international investors to access Chinese invoice financing. Reach out if you need your invoices to be financed or are looking to invest in this type of asset. Read more

2 February, 2019 – [Trade Finance Global] Velotrade is the first invoice trading platform located outside of China allowing foreign investment on Chinese receivables
The year of the pig is starting and it looks to be an auspicious one in the world of invoice discounting, especially for Velotrade: we have become the first foreign invoice financing company able to execute a factoring transaction in China with a pay-as-you-go solution through our online platform. Read more

15 January, 2019 – [The Corporate Treasurer] on Velotrade: Hong Kong accounts receivable platform chases speed and safety
Financing cash-flow needs with unpaid invoices may be nothing new, but Hong Kong-based fintech Velotrade has plans to use regulation to revolutionise them as an alternative asset class Read more

14 January, 2019 –Velotrade joins Asian Financial Forum (AFF)
This year's Asian Financial Forum (AFF) is probably twice as big as last year's event. Along with traditional financial institutions we are seeing a larger presence of fintech companies.

7 January, 2019 – Velotrade, an "alternative finance player"
According to PYMNTS(Payments News & Mobile Payments Trends) News Website, in an ecosystem of disruption such as China–United States trade war, the gaps in trade finance availability become an attractive target for "alternative finance players": Velotrade is one of them. Read more

January 7, 2019 – [Mingpao news] Founders of Velotrade: "Solid entrepreneurial foundation, but lacks of entrepreneurial atmosphere in Hong Kong“
The two co-founders of Velotrade, Gianluca and Vittorio comment: " Hong is a breeding ground for entrepreneurship, but its entrepreneurship trend clearly fails to reach the level of Mainland China. The main reason is that Hongkongers are more likely to look for stable jobs than become entrepreneurs. Read original text here in Chinese

7 January, 2019 – Mingpao News on Velotrade
Receivables financing platform Velotrade helps SMEs to receive money "in advance", giving at the same time the  chance to investors to purchase percentage of big amount invoices and "reduce their risk" See original text here in Chinese

4 January, 2019 – Ejinsight on Velotrade
From the article published today on Ejinsight, the online English language news website of the Hong Kong Economic Journal, it's clear to see how Velotrade makes it easier for SMEs to get trade finance. Read more

31 December, 2018 – [The Paypers] News:Velotrade launches account receivables financing platform
Velotrade provides  short-term alternative investment for yield-seeking institutional investors, drawning interest from institutional investors, including global long-only institutions, hedge funds, family offices and high-net-worth individuals. Read more

28 December, 2018 – [Asia Asset Management] Magazine on Velotrade
The renowed magazine published an article in which explains that Velotrade is the first account receivables financing platform in Hong Kong to provide a short-term alternative investment for yield-seeking institutional investors. Read more

24 December, 2018 – Bloomberg interview with Velotrade's CEO
Our CEO Gianluca Pizzituti joins a TV interview with Bloomberg broadcasted live in "Bloomberg Markets Asia", where he discusses about the gap in the trade finance in Asia and how Velotrade helps to establish a fintech regulated market in invoice financing. See original text and video here

16 December, 2018 – [Digfin]Online magazine: Why did Velotrade spend 20 months on a securities license?
Last month, our company obtained a Type 1 license from the Securities and Futures Commission, enabling us to deal in securities. Velotrade Chairman Vittorio explains: “It takes regulation to make this a recognized asset class. We are the first trade-finance platform to have an SFC license." Read more

14 December, 2018 – [The Asset] Magazine: "Technology plugs SME finance gap" and "Velotrade model is to attract sizeable companies to discount a decent slice of receivables".
The Asset, Financial magazine for Asia's decision makers, explains that "lack of finance" is a perennial challenge for small companies. However, the slow emergence of a plethora of technology tools is playing a part in helping these neglected companies:  Velotrade takes centre stage as a potential financing revenue for companies. See original text here (you need to be registered on The Asset.com)

12 December, 2018 – Mergermarket on Velotrade: Trade financial platform operator aims Series A fundraise next year
We are aiming our Series A round of capital raise next year, as we set out to expand our business in the biggest Asian markets, including Vietnam, Shenzhen and Taipei. See original text here (you need to be registered on Mergermarket.com)

12 December, 2018 –“Velotrade obtaining the SFC licence” -- news released by [PRNewswire's press].
Velotrade, the first Account Receivables Financing Platform in Hong Kong to obtain a Type 1 Regulated Activity licence by the Securities and Futures Commission, is now ready to provide leading institutions with access to new investment opportunities in this steadily developing alternative asset class. Read more

11 December , 2018 – Apple Daily states: ‘Alternative Investments Financing Platform Velotrade got Licensed, Accounts Receivable Annual Rate up to 9%’
After 20 months we have obtained the first Type 1 Regulated Activity licence from the Hong Kong's SFC. Our Co-Founders Gianluca and Vittorio explained that Velotrade can provide financing at annual interest rate up to 9% and have a portfolio of target customers which goes from Hong Kong local companies to Taiwan and Vietnam SMEs. Read original text here in Chinese

7 and 8 December , 2018 – Velotrade joins Taipei Fintech 2018
Very successful event for Velotrade at the Taipei Fintech 2018. Taiwanese alternative financing market has its unique attributes that makes it a very promising target segment for our business model.

21 November, 2018 – Interview: Velotrade Chairman on Banks versus Fintech in Asia
Our Chairman Vittorio made a full analisys of SMEs funding situation in Asia and explained why to choose a fintech instead of a bank, showing advantages and benefits of receivables financing. Read more

29 October, 2018 – Velotrade attends the Hong Kong FinTech Week
This large-scale event attracts every time a big portion of Asian Fintechs and many visitors from all over the word. Velotrade had a booth, as well as the pleasure to share its innovative services.

17 October, 2018 – We've got chosen for the first batch of Ping An Accelerator
Velotrade was proud to join this  noteworthy project, and we are honoured to be one of the 10 innovative companies selected by Ping An out of 120 applicants coming from 30 different countries. Read more

10 October, 2018 – Velotrade participate in ICC event
Our Chairman made a speech in an interesting event organized by Italian Chamber of Commerce of Hong Kong and Macao on cash management solutions.

05. October 2018 – APEC Symposium on Fintech and Supply Chain in Ha Noi, Vietnam.
Our CEO Gianluca Pizzituti presented at a conference organised by The World Bank and Ministry of Planning and Investment, Vietnam.
Our solution focused on Supply Chain Programmes with large corporates to help smaller suppliers to obtain fast and affordable financing.

12. July 2018 – RISE Conference 2018
Velotrade attended RISE 2018, Asia’s largest tech conference, which attracted participants from over 100 countries during the four-day event.
Velotrade was proud to host a booth where we were able to showcase our platform.

11. June 2018 – Presentation at the GTR Asia TradeTech Forum
We were pleased to be on stage at the Global Trade Review event in Hong Kong, a key event for the trade industry that discussed and debated the influence of technology on the trade finance sector and its players.

13. April 2018 – Presentation at the International ICT Expo
Velotrade presented at the forum on "Cultivating Fintech entrepreneurship and Innovation for Hong Kong" jointly organised by HKTDC and Cyberport.

23. March 2018 – Presentation to delegates of China Banking Association
Velotrade presented to delegates of prominent regional banks in Mainland China as part of an annual training seminar hosted by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority and China Banking Association.

16. January 2018 - Velotrade presented at the Asian Financial Forum
Organised by the HK Government, this event attracted many distinguished leaders from government, finance and business globally. We were invited to present during the Financial Technology session

8. November 2017 - Velotrade presented at Finovate Asia 2017
We showcased our platform, both the web-based and the mobile app interfaces

Finovate Video

23. October 2017 - Velotrade was in Fintech Week Hong Kong 2017 for the first time
Velotrade was in Fintech Week Hong Kong 2017 for the first time with CEO Gianluca Pizzituti as one of the panel speakers of the Start-up pitching workshop. We also secured a booth to showcase our latest version of Velotrade platform to Mr. James Lau, JP ,Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of HKSAR and Director General of InvestHK, Mr. Stephen Philips and they both had shown great interest in our offerings.

27. September 2017 – VParty of Velotrade at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club
On September 27th, 2017, if you weren’t at the V party by Velotrade, you missed a great night. The party was hosted by Velotrade in association with Italian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and Macao (ICC). The party was attended by over 80 guests with a broad range of professions such as key executives from HKSMEGA, InvestHK, Cyberport, WHub, NexChange, Belt and Road Global Development Alliance, FHKI, Euler Hermes, MSCI, Hedge Fund, Investment Manager, Foreign Bank, Accountancy firm, Head Hunter, Trading and logistic company, entrepreneurs, etc.


News from HKGATHERING
News from Hong Kong SME General Association, on 27 Sep 2017’s activities.

8. September 2017 - Velotrade to deploy VASCO's e-signature solution
Following top U.S. banks and financial services firms, Velotrade has deployed eSignLive™, VASCO's e-signature solution to securely sign and process documents for digital client onboarding and account opening. (Read more).

6. September 2017 – Velotrade is one of the presenters amongst the First Wave of FinovateAsia 2017 Presenters
Velotrade is proud to be chosen by FinovateAsia 2017. We will be the first wave of companies to showcase our platform. (Read more).

20. July 2017 - Velotrade chooses GBG to speed up business financing
GBG today announced its identity verification and ongoing monitoring technology has been selected by invoice discounting service, Velotrade (Read more).

5. July 2017 - InvestHK event in Milan
Our CEO spoke at an event in Milan hosted by InvestHK about the opportunities in Hong Kong for Italian Startups and FinTechs (Read more).

29 June 2017 - Velotrade becomes first member of FTAHK
Velotrade becomes one of the first members of the newly established FTAHK (Fintech Association of Hong Kong)

20 April 2017 - Seminar event at the French Chamber of Commerce in HK
Our CEO together with our senior advisor Emmanuel Pitsilis presented in front of the FCC Fintech group meeting (Read more).

 

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