Huobi and 500 Startups to Incubate Blockchain Startups

New enterprise will be called Batch 23 and will support startups in various ways
21 February 2018   537

Startups accelerator from the Silicon Valley 500 Startups announced the conclusion of an agreement with the division of the Huobi exchange, pursuing the same goals, Huobi Labs. This is reported by Coindesk.

Both organizations will support start-ups in various aspects, including helping them in drafting business plans, white paper, marketing strategies, engaging the community and attracting funding.

Huobi Labs will provide its links in the blockchain space, which will help 500 Startups program participants to work more actively with this technology. The group of startups included in the joint program Huobi Labs and 500 Startups, will be called Batch 23.

Our teams will learn so much especially around the ins and outs of how a digital exchange works.
 

Edith Yeung

Partner, 500 Startups

The founder of Huobi Labs, Junfei Ren, said that his company will work with the participants of 500 Startups and Batch 23 to "provide maximum assistance and support to all new projects".

500 Startups is an early investor in several crypto-currency projects. However, the company refuses to participate in the ICO, citing financial and legal risks.

Huobi to Acquire Public Firm for $70M

Company took another step forward to enter the stock exchange through a reverse takeover procedure
30 August 2018   395

Huobi Global Limited completed the acquisition of Hong Kong's Pantronics Holdings Limited and took a step closer to enter the stock exchange through a reverse takeover procedure. This is stated in the joint statement of enterprises.

It is reported that the Huobi acquired about 199 million shares of the company through subsidiaries of Huobi Capital and Huobi Universal.

So, at the moment Huobi owns 66.26% of Pantronics Holdings. The average price of the share in the transaction was HK $ 2.72 ($ 0.35), and the total value of the stake is about $ 70 million.

Note that earlier Huobi was going to take over most of the shares of Pantronics Holdings. It was assumed that the chairman of Huobi Group Li Lin will become the owner of 73.73% stake in Pantronics.

Reverse takeover procedure assumes that a non-public company acquires a public company and automatically enters the stock exchange.

Earlier, the bitcoin-exchange Huobi Global announced the launch of a new platform designed for automatic listing of tokens.