Hong Kong-based financial trading and dashboard startup, 8Securities, has just informed us of a $1.5 million round of investment from Velocity Capital B.V. and Full Global. Both investors also led the first round of $8 million which was announced just two months ago. Co-founder, Mikaal Abdullah shared more with me:
This additional capital will allow us to invest more in advertising and marketing to accelerate our growth. We are also expanding the Portal and our Investing App Market in more languages (English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, and Japanese). In addition, we are in partnership discussions to launch 8 Securities presence in China and Japan.
It has been quite a rapid session of fund raising made by 8Securities, certainly not too common in Asia. But these guys somehow pulled things together very nicely. You can find out more about 8Securities in the video below: