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Top 5 Startups to work for in Hong Kong in 2018

Working at a startup can be one of the most rewarding experiences in a career. Startups are amongst the most progressive employers out there, offering a dynamic environment that rewards creativity and autonomy over hierarchy and bureaucracy. You can almost guarantee that you'll be making huge contributions to the business, and most importantly, you'll be doing more and achieving more for your experience level than in a corporate.

But which startups are hiring and which offer the best culture, perks, environment and opportunities for their employees?

1. Deliveroo


What they do: A Hong Kong favourite, Deliveroo brings the best food right to your door.

Culture: Fun and open culture with a team that loves what they do.

Cool perks: 'Fun Friday' lunches Deliveroo'd to the office, gym subsidies and regular social events.

Office: Bright, open office in Sheung Wan, with lots of social spaces for the team.

Development: Deliveroo offers employees a huge range of development opportunities including training courses, personality tests and a wealth of online resources.

Ideal candidate: Those who can take responsibility and ownership of tasks, and, above all, put team work first.

Hear from Deliveroo's team on what life is like at the startup and check out their open job opportunities.

2. Lalamove


What they do: A hyper growth startup, Lalamove has expanded its same day delivery and courier service across China and Southeast Asia.

Culture: With such a dynamic and fast-moving business, Lalamove's team is agile and collaborative, working together to overcome challenges.

Cool perks: Friday jam sessions, weekly sports activities, weekend trips.

Office: Based in the Innocentre in Kowloon Tong, Lalamove's office has large relaxation spaces with bean bags.

Development: Lalamove focuses on how individuals and the company can grow together. With such a fast-growing business, there are many opportunities for junior staff to develop into managers.

Ideal candidate: Those that are passionate to learn, humble to put the team before self, and show grit to band together as a team when the going gets tough.

Hear from Lalamove's team on what life is like at the startup and check out their open job opportunities.

3. Easyship


What they do: E-commerce platform that's streamlining logistics for online businesses.

Culture: Young, energetic and motivated team that work hard but keep a fun and relaxed office atmosphere.

Cool perks: Equity share for every employee, gym allowance, office video games, regular team building activities.

Office: Easyship's Sheung Wan headquarters has sofas and video games for relaxing at lunch and after work.

Development: With a flat team structure, employees work alongside the co-founders and managers, receiving excellent on-the-job training, feedback and coaching.

Ideal candidate: Those that are humble and willing to learn yet ambitious and motivated to achieve the company's goal of making e-commerce truly global.

Hear from Easyship's team on what life is like at the startup and check out their open job opportunities.

Hear from Easyship's team on what life is like at the startup and check out their open job opportunities.

4. vivovii


What they do: Tech startup that's digitising the executive coaching space.

Culture: Collaborative culture with a friendly and talented team that works closely together.

Cool perks: Regular happy hours, free snacks and drinks, fun office environment.

Office: Bright and fun office located in Kwun Tong and overlooking Kowloon Bay.

Development: Being in the personal development industry, management spend a lot of time and effort to help staff grow and become better every day, fully supporting them in trying new things and always being available to offer advice.

Ideal candidate: vivovii looks for talented individuals who are introspective, open to learning, keen to take responsibility and can think independently.

Hear from vivovii's team on what life is like at the startup and check out their open job opportunities.

5. foodpanda


What they do: Another Hong Kong favourite, foodpanda delivers great food to your door.

Culture: Friendly, team based culture with a management team that listens to employees and is willing to give responsibilities early.

Cool perks: Discounted foodpanda orders, free snacks and drinks, regular team activities, monthly social budget, restaurant opening events.

Office: foodpanda's young team works closely together in an open plan office located in the centre of Sheung Wan.

Development: foodpanda is willing to give responsibility and challenge employees, providing an environment for employees to grow quickly. Employees also get regular one-on-one meetings with management.

Ideal candidate: Those that are passionate about F&B and understand foodpanda, its competitors and the industry. foodpanda looks for candidates that understand excellent customer service and can demonstrate they have great growth potential.

Hear from foodpanda's team on what life is like at the startup and check out their open job opportunities.

James Lewis

Vanna co-founder and employer branding expert

4 min read

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