From Laidlaw Scholars to Startup Success: Henry Wong & Saad Shahid’s Kodifly Secures $750K in Funding

From Laidlaw Scholars to Startup Success: Henry Wong & Saad Shahid’s Kodifly Secures $750K in Funding

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Last month at the Global Induction, we had the pleasure of hearing the inspiring entrepreneurial journey of Laidlaw Scholars alumni Henry Wong and Saad Shahid from the University of Hong Kong. Today, we’re thrilled to share some big news: Laidlaw Scholars Ventures (LSV) has invested $750K in their startup, Kodifly.

Kodifly founders Henry Wong and Saad Shahid Anwel, former Laidlaw Scholars at The University of Hong Kong, pictured with Susanna Kempe, CEO of Laidlaw Foundation, and Niall Santamaria, Chief Investment Officer of Laidlaw Scholars Ventures.

Kodifly uses AI to support infrastructure management and increased safety in the Transportation sector. Their products include solutions for traffic management, pedestrian safety, driver aids and environmental monitoring, enabling any combination of fixed and mobile input data, and real-time or periodic analysis, to deliver actionable insights for rail operators, transport managers and city planners. 

This is a major milestone for Kodifly—it’s their first round of funding from external investors. With this support, they’re gearing up to expand beyond railways into Airport and Highway Management, already securing contracts in Hong Kong.

Huge congrats to the team! 🎉

If you’re an entrepreneur or have an idea you’d like to explore, reach out to LSV at You can also dive into more resources on the LSV Resource Centre.

For more details, check out the full press release 🔗 here.

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This is mind blowing! congratulations for this big step.