This May, Zeroth organized several startup community building events in Taiwan and Korea. Including Zeroth's portfolio companies, local partners, and local medias joined the event and participated in the panel discussions. For example in Taiwan, one of the portfolio company UNH3O, a CRM tool for social media, from the second cohort joined the event at AppWorks and shared their experience in being part of AppWorks and Zeroth’s accelerator program. Whereas in Korea, Han Bin Lee, Captain from Seoul Robotics (3D computer vision software for Lidar sensors used for autonomous cars), shared their experience of getting investment from Zeroth and its Korean partner, Futureplay.
In the series of events, Zeroth's Partner Jin hosted 1-on-1 mentoring sessions with local founders, an initiative that Zeroth has always been doing in order to grow local AI ecosystems as well as to recruit startups that are a good fit for Zeroth's accelerator program.
Zeroth's portfolios includes:
- UNH3O: A portfolio in Taiwan, providing the CRM for Social platform called "FRM."
- SeoulRobotics: 3D computer vision software for Lidar sensors. Used for autonomous driving and smart city.
Zeroth has strong partnership with various local partners in Taiwan and Korea. Such as Taiwan Startup Stadium(TSS), a leading ecosystem builder in Asia that works to help Taiwanese startups go global and rock the world. Another important local partner to Zeroth in Taiwan is Appworks s Accelerator, the renowned 6-month free accelerator program, admits 30 - 40 AI / blockchain startups per batch from across the region and boasts 351 active startups and 1,044 founders in its alumni network. All AppWorks startups together generate US$ 2.86 billion in annual revenues, provide 10,115 jobs, and are valued at US$ 3.97 billion. As a VC, AppWorks has US$ 146M under management. It funds 10 - 15 deals a year, owns 48 names in its portfolio and has so far produced 3 IPOs.
In Korea, Zeroth also works with local partner such as FuturePlay, a hyper-growth investor who supports rapidly growing deep-tech startups to disrupt the way people live.