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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
World’s First Bopomofo Virtual Laser Keyboard Kickstarter Conducts First Capital Raising
Virtual laser keyboards have already been on the market for a couple of years, but versions on the horizon are multilingual and have multiple functions. Taiwan-based Serafim is launching a round of crowdfunding on a Kickstarter project for their multiling
Taiwanese Travel Platform KKday Raises US$7 Million
Having already received an investment of US$4.5 million (NT$140 million) in September 2015, Taiwan-based travel marketplace KKday recently completed a subsequent round of funding, raising more than US$7 million (NT$220 million).
Codementor Launches New Freelance Developer Platform
Codementor, the world’s largest provider of on-demand software development assistance, has announced that it has raised US$1.6 million to be used to fund the launch of a new freelance developer platform called CodementorX. This platform enables companies
Wistron CEO Robert Hwang: The Best of Innovation Comes from the Bottom Up
In the past, the Wistron ODM process was like entering a waterslide with a fixed path and a clear exit. But now, CEO Robert Hwang wants to give everyone a path to create their own opportunities.
Taiwanese Startup Appier Raises Another Series B Funding of US$19.5 Million
Taiwanese adtech and artificial intelligence (AI) startup, Appier has just raised US$19.5 million in its second Series B funding. The raised money will be used in AI product development, Asian market expansion and talent recruitment.
Taiwan’s NDC Establishes NT$100 Billion Investment Company to Help Startups Grow
Taiwan’s National Development Council (NDC) Director Kung Ming-hsin on October 26th unveiled a plan to establish a new National Investment Company with a NT$100 billion (approximately US$3 billion) fund designed to support Taiwan’s most promising star
France Announces Partnership With Taiwan To Promote IoT, Startups
The initiative will let startups from Taiwan, one of 22 international cooperation hubs picked by France, join French business accelerators.
Nokia's global startup contest picks 2 finalists from Taiwan
IoT analytics firm MoBagel placed third and iXensor, which makes devices that monitor blood sugar, made the top 12.