We at Speakers Connect are delighted to share that Angie Lau ‘s online news platform Forkast raised $1.7 Million in its seed round.
Forkast, a blockchain-focused multimedia platform, announced it has raised US$1.7 million in its seed round from AMTD Group, Fenbushi Capital, and Alibaba Hong Kong Entrepreneurs Fund.
Forkast is an online news platform that covers blockchain and emerging technologies operating within the business, economy, and finance industries. It was founded in 2018 by former Bloomberg TV anchor Angie Lau and Sarah Chang, a former McKinsey & Company consultant.
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Her flagship morning show “First Up with Angie Lau” on Bloomberg was broadcast globally into 350 million homes and offices around the world. She has interviewed leading newsmakers, CEOs, and icons, including her exclusive with Li Ka-shing — his first television one-on-one in more than a decade — that continues to be watched in syndication globally. As a communications leader, Angie has advised CEOs and executives at global firms including: Li Ka-shing Foundation, UBS, Horizons Ventures, and Walmart, among other global organizations.
She is a sought-after speaker, and her TEDx Talk “I Am Not Supposed to Be Here” was turned into a TED Ed Lesson for its global audience of 6.7 million followers.
Angie, who is a director on the Executive Committee Canadian Chamber of Commerce of HK, a senior board member of Asian American Journalists Association Asia Chapter and a serving on an advisory board for Journalism & Media Studies Center at University of Hong Kong, has held several important leadership positions. She was:
- former two-term President of the Asian American Journalists Association Asia Chapter (AAJA)
- past Correspondent Board Governor at the Foreign Correspondents Club of HK
As a communications advisor, she has media trained and helped framed strategic communications for high-level executives from Walmart, UBS, Li Ka Shing Foundation, Fresco Capital, Lane Crawford, Antler, and others.
Angie has helped inspire leaders and worked with executives at Marriott International, UBS, The Women’s Foundation, Women Directorship Program, and other multinationals..
As a moderator and emcee, Angie has helped navigate important conversations for organizations like PricewaterhouseCoopers, Credit Suisse, Bloomberg’s Most Influential Summit, GREAT, and Asian Development Bank’s GMS Business Summit with heads of states from six ASEAN nations.
Angie‘s speaking topics are:
- future of business
- power of communications
- finding your voice