OneBusinessAsia identifies the business and market dislocations in Asia and hence narrows the gap by introducing a spectrum of intellectual services for the commercialization of innovative and business ideas generated by startups, early stage and expanding business enterprises.
We deliver to you an online platform which is a portal catering for desktops and mobile devices that supports multi-languages including English, Chinese and Korean. OBA is well positioned to deliver total solutions as a stronger team-player to funding needs.
Who We Are
The OneBusinessAsia group and brand was established by four co-founders and a number of advisers based in Asia Pacific.
Our four co-founders bring over 80 years combined experience in IT, securities brokerage, investment banking, legal services and entrepreneurship:
Matthew Au: over 30 years of industry experiences in IT, securities brokerage, investment banking and legal services;
David Ferris: former financial services executive with over 20 years experience in operations, technology and finance;
Raymond Wong: former general manager of a US-based global software vendor and co-founder of an Australia-based Software-as-a-Service company with over 20 years of experiences in IT and multi-disciplinary areas; and,
Chris Song: former director of PwC, current crowdfunding consultant and project juror of WADIZ, the number one crowdfunding platform in Korea, and with over 13 years professional services experiences in Hong Kong, China and Korea.
Our advisers comprise banking and finance executives with extensive experiences in compliance in financial industries, corporate governance, internal controls, statutory and compliance auditing, IPO and listing rules and regulations. As well, they include a distinguished actuary professional in the investment banking industry, focusing on financing and hedging solution, risk management and capital sales, covering Hong Kong, Greater China and Asia.
In December 2017, OBA Alliance of Intellectual Partners ( known also as OBA Alliance ) was established. OBA Alliance is one of the branded services of OneBusinessAsia to broaden its intellectual services to cross-border and into multi-disciplinary area. The founding alliance comprises 12 member firms which offer professional services in the area of legal, public accounting, company secretary, IP, tax, compliance, e-commerce and investment services and for the regions of Hong Kong, China, Korea and Global.
In October 2017, OBA China was established and based out of the Guangzhou, the capital and most populous city of the Guangdong province in southern China. Apart from fund raising and professional services, OBA China also offer co-working spaces from its own premises and partnership with other operators.
In July 2017, OBA Venture has made a second investment to Fundpark, a Hong Kong-based startup which develops and operates a trade finance platform and business in Asia.
In April 2017, Unicorn X 1 Limited, the business entity for OBA Venture has completed investment and equity transfer for its first MicroVC portfolio compring six Korea-based startups i.e. BeSuccess, Coresight, Maetel, Maytheli, Mobidoo and Smarf. They span across the industry and technology area of Online marketing intelligence platform, Big data analystics in gaming, IOT wearable material, Beauty and skincare online training, Contactless mobile payment and Intelligent/IOT farm.
In March 2017, OneBusinessAsia has set up Unicorn X 1 Limited as a new business entity to manage its OBA Venture business. OBA venture will provides seed funding through its MicroVC fund to potential Unicorn X Alumni, potential Asian-based startups as well as other selected early stage business.
In February 2017, OneBusinessAsia partnered with Startup-X , a Korean-based global accelerator to host its Unicorn X global acceleration program first time ever in Hong Kong and in Cyberport. The 5-day program is tailored to groom the eight Korean startups, selected from two rounds of audition in Seoul and Jeju, for their subsequent fundraising and expansion into Asia or China.
In January 2017, OneBusinessAsia has soft launch its OBA Advisors online service to provide startups and early stage business with professional advices and services. These services are to be provided by a growing number of intellectual partner companies aligned and partnered with OneBusienssAsia which cover currently Hong Kong, China and Korea.
In December 2016, OneBusinessAsia has extended its footprint into Korea, one of the key initial market the company aims to target in Asia. Further, OneBusinessAsia has acquired an intellectual services company as the business entity and tradename of its OBA Advisors services that aim to groom startups through three articulated services and partnership program of ONE Track, BUSINESS Track and ASIA Track.
In October 2016, OneBusinessAsia has formulated its company mission to be Asia’s Home for Startups through its enabling online platform for startups to collaborate with investors and professional services by way of IP-based crowdfunding. Along this, three key products and services will be developed and launched gradually in 2017. These include a startup-centric OBA Lounge services for project promotion and marketability check, an intellectual partner-centric OBA Advisors services to offer cross-border professional services as well as an investor-centric OBA Crowd funding services.
In August 2016, with revised strategy to include an OBA lounge on-line community for project promotion and collaboration by startups, OneBusinessAsia is uniquely positioned to be an encompassing commercialization platform. Also, the company was renamed officially as One Business Asia Limited to align with this new mission.
In June 2016, a fund-raising unit was set up to provide consultancy and deal processing services for startups, early stage or established business. Further, a portfolio seeking a total funding amount in excess of US$ 20 million was established and comprise Asian-based companies from Hong Kong, China and Korea.
In April 2016, a professional alliance framework was established and had acquired seed capital to kickoff. The alliance currently comprises Asian-based founding intellectual partner companies spanning across the professional service areas of business and incubation advisory, secretarial, intellectual property rights, e-commerce, legal and audit.
In March 2016, the OneBusinessAsia brand and its online funding platform had secured seed funding to kick-start its concept proofing development. It was also admitted as a Cyberport incubatee in Hong Kong.
In July 2015, the OneBusinessAsia brand, comprising an online funding platform and a professional alliance, was established by four co-founders and a number of advisors with background in banking, finance and compliance.