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Venture Funding powerhouse GGV’s Yearly Review: Apps, AI, and new Asian
Venture capital firm GGV Capital recently published their yearly review for 2016. Looking back at their growing success in funding East Asian and Southeast Asian startups, GGV also offers an insightful outlook on emerging markets and new technologies. Her
International demand high for Taiwanese engineers, says mit.Jobs
January saw a high international turnout at mit.Jobs’ networking event for engineers. With participants hailing from tech hubs like Silicon Valley, Singapore, Hong Kong, or Taiwan, the occasion had renowned companies and startups mingle with local talent,
Setting an example: Japan’s new startup hub Fukuoka
Recently, Fukuoka City’s mayor Takashima Sōichirō sat down with BNext to discuss his city’s transformation into a startup-friendly regional center. Visiting Taiwan for a meeting with Taipei City’s mayor Ko Wen- Je, Takashima outlined his vision of Fukuok
Startup Lessons with Taiwan’s ‘Adobe-Killer’ Part 4
Vectr is a Taiwan-based startup going places in the world of graphics and design software. It has already netted close to US$1 million in angel investment from Silicon Valley and has more funding on the way. Chief executive and co-founder Nick Budden talk
Startup Lessons with Taiwan’s ‘Adobe-Killer’ Part 3
Vectr is a Taiwan-based startup going places in the world of graphics and design software. It has already netted close to US$1 million in angel investment from Silicon Valley and has more funding on the way. Chief executive and co-founder Nick Budden talk
Startup Lessons with Taiwan’s ‘Adobe-Killer’ Part 2
Vectr is a Taiwan-based startup going places in the world of graphics and design software. It has already netted close to US$1 million in angel investment from Silicon Valley and has more funding on the way. Chief executive and co-founder Nick Budden talk
Startup Lessons with Taiwan’s ‘Adobe-Killer’ Part 1
Vectr is a Taiwan-based startup going places in the world of graphics and design software. It has already netted close to US$1 million in angel investment from Silicon Valley and has more funding on the way. Chief executive and co-founder Nick Budden talk
Andy Zhong Enjoying Success in Founding New Companies
Although only 30 years old, low-key serial entrepreneur Andy Zhong already has an impressive list of accomplishments to his name. He started one company and sold it, and his newest venture has already raised around US$25 million (about NT$800 million) in
Taiwan Startup Ecosystem: 2016 Survey Results
Taiwan's startup ecosystem has gradually come together over the past few years. Taipei City, in particular, has experienced a flourishing of entrepreneurial activities. Nevertheless, the landscape in which Taiwan's Internet technology entrepreneurs and in
AirSig Branches Out Into Gaming Industry
AirSig announced that it has received a US$2 million investment from Foxconn Technology Group, bringing the Group’s total investment to US$20 million. AirSig’s main product is Air Signature, a digital signing technology that enables both user identificati
Next Entertainment Benefits from Live-Streaming Popularity, Receives Capital Infusion
The live revolution is underway in Asia, and startup Next Entertainment is well positioned to capitalize on the industry’s explosive growth. The company recently completed a US$25 million Series A funding round to be used for developing a series of mobile
For 17 Media, Controversy Sells!
Wildly successful Taiwanese startup 17 Media and Singaporean Dating Network Paktor have announced a new partnership. According to the deal, Paktor will obtain a controlling stake in 17 Media for NT$1 billion (US$31 million). This investment will allow the
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