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[Reprint] Analyse Asia 209: The Thailand startup ecosystem with Michael Waitze
Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community.
[Reprint] Co-working in Shanghai: A new way to work
Editor’s note: This was produced in partnership with Start Alliance, a business network between the most vibrant startup hubs around the globe. Start Alliance supports startups to adapt business models to international requirements and accelerates corpora
[Reprint] Taiwan, an Easier and Effective Entry Point into Asia
Home to the world’s leading electronics contract makers, Taiwan has the ingredients to foster a thriving startup ecosystem. But the island has yet to produce a tech startup that’s a household name, and industry insiders have cited many reasons for the sit
[Reprint] Investing in China, Korea, and Southeast Asia: Q&A with CyberAgent Ventures Managing Director Nobuaki Kitagawa
Overseas expansion is not only important for startups, but also for VCs. CyberAgent Ventures is a venture capital firm that does early-stage investments focusing on consumer internet startups in China, South Korea, and Southeast Asia, among which six comp
Fleur Pellerin: Her Journey from Minister of France to Sharp-eyed CEO
Following her first visit earlier this year, former French Minister Mme. Fleur Pellerin arrived in Taiwan again for the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT). Although no longer Minister of SMEs, Innovation, and the Digital Economy, the first Ma
[Reprint] Analyse Asia 201: Cherubic Ventures & the Taiwan startup ecosystem with Tina Cheng
Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community.
[Reprint]:Podcast- Analyse Asia 191: The Taiwan Startup Stadium and ecosystem with Holly Harrington
Editor’s note: This originally appeared on Analyse Asia, a weekly podcast hosted by Bernard Leong, dedicated to dissecting the pulse of business, technology, and media in Asia. The podcast features guests from Asia’s vibrant tech community.
A family firm as FinTech leader? Olivia Wu on Shin Kong’s entry into the digital economy
One of Taiwan’s 15 leading finance companies, Shin Kong Financial Holding is now starting to turn heads thanks to its ambitious FinTech endeavors. Over a century old, the family-owned firm is actively seeking to grow its business by incorporating digital
A Moody’s for startups: rating platform Oddup obtains $6m in Series A round
Hong Kong-based startup Oddup on April 26 announced the successful closure of its Series A funding drive. Spearheaded by Brand Capital, investors pledged $6m for the rating platform’s expansion. Known as the Startup Rating System, the company aims to beco
Taiwan’s whiz-kid government minister plots to ease stress, costs for startups
Taiwan Digital Minister Audrey Tang, 36, will use her office to offer startups free resources, online expertise and deregulation helpful so they can afford to fail – then grow.
Taiwanese crowdfunding startup Dodoker: Doing good through blockchain
In a first for Taiwan, blockchain technology has been integrated into operations by an e- commerce company. The technology allows nonprofit crowdfunding platform Dodoker to render the use of its donations transparent.
AppWorks launches $100m fund targeted at Southeast Asian startups
Having successfully completed funding projects I and II, AppWorks announced its most recent investment endeavor. With an initial amount of $100m, AppWorks’ funding project III will be inaugurated in mid-2017.
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