HONG KONG – Origin X was awarded the Excellent Start-up Award from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide (FHKBA). Chambers of Commerce offices from all over the world were in attendance to celebrate the achievement.
The FHKBA introduced the Excellent Start-up Award “to recognize the outstanding achievements of the member associates of the Federation who have developed their start-up business through Hong Kong or with business links with Hong Kong.” Applicants from three regions (Asia, Europe, and North America) competed for this prestigious award.
Origin X is a consultancy firm specialized in global business, legal, governance, and regulatory compliance for multinationals and start-up companies. The company’s mission is to build the legal infrastructure that powers the most successful businesses around the world. “We want to break down barriers and make opportunities accessible and available to anyone,” CEO Maarten Verweij says. Since 2018, Origin X has helped numerous businesses expand to new international markets by assisting them with fund formation, entity structuring, banking solutions, and fundraising.
The company, which has offices in the Netherlands and Singapore, is headquartered in Hong Kong, one of the most powerful financial centers in the world. “This is due to its position as Asia’s super-connector which, is particularly useful for our B2B solutions globally,” founding partner Sandra Wu says. “Hong Kong’s leading private wealth management center provides an immediate attraction for legal and fintech companies, which have driven its development in recent years.”
With three offices and a growing international presence, Origin X intends to expand its services to help growing enterprises start, operate, and scale through their legal and consulting services.
In the past year, Origin X has advised several of the largest institutions and conglomerates on incorporating blockchain solutions. The firm also assisted numerous fintech and blockchain-related businesses as their General Counsel on regulatory and compliance issues. As one of Hong Kong’s leading start-up companies, Origin X helps innovation thrive in Asia Pacific’s start-up capital.
“Significant progress has been made since we started in 2018, including our recent expansion into Singapore and the Netherlands earlier this year,” Maarten says. “However this is just the beginning – we anticipate incredible growth in the near future.”