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Friday 30 April 2021
VC, startup ecosystem expansions: Q&A with AppWorks founder Jamie Lin
AppWorks, the largest venture capital (VC) firm in Taiwan and Southeast Asia, manages three VC funds with a total asset of US$212 million after 10 years of efforts. Not only has the firm reached profitability, but it has also incubated an accumulated total of 56 startups, including four successful IPOs, one centicorn (worth over US$100 billion), one decacorn (worth over US$10 billion), one unicorn and six centaurs (worth over US$100 million). The entire ecosystem is made up of 400 active startups reaching an estimated total worth exceeding US$10 billion, employing 17,000 professionals and generating annual revenue of US$8 billion.
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Major events, including those organized by the government, DIGITIMES, and others, featuring startups, innovative technologies and products from Taiwan, Asia and around the world.
LATEST STORIES
Monday 19 April 2021
Taiwania stepping up investments in startups
Taiwania Capital is set to complete the fifth round of fundraising in June, targeting startups at Pre-A as well as Series A and Series B rounds, according to company CEO David Weng.
Friday 16 April 2021
AR to create ultimate user experience, igniting huge business opportunities
Wired Magazine once indicated in a report that as the ultimate human-machine interface for various technological devices, AR technology in the 5G and 6G era will be used for integrating a comprehensive range of information and presenting it to the user in real time. With the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world, remote communication has become an important operating mechanism of society, highlighting the crucial role AR/VR plays in such systems. From this perspective, two resident teams at Taiwan Tech Arena (TTA), HorusEye Tech and Toii, led a discussion, "Crossing X Realms: Utilizing AR's new 'Realm of Vision' to enhance your immediate combat power," at a recent forum organized by Digitimes.
Wednesday 14 April 2021
Wistron partners with AppWorks to recruit startups for emerging businesses
Wistron has partnered with AppWorks to activate an accelerator program, aiming to recruit startups particularly from the AI, cloud computing and cyber security industries.
Wednesday 7 April 2021
Virtual Antenna: Q&A with Ignion VP of innovation Carles Puente
Fractus Antennas, formed by engineers who invented the technology allowing smartphone antennas to automatically switch between different bandwidth networks and launched mini-antennas for the Internet of Things (IoT) era, has recently rebranded itself as Ignion.
Tuesday 6 April 2021
SiriuXense develops fetal monitoring patch
SiriuXense has developed a medical patch equipped with physiological sensors to monitor fetal heart rates, movements and ECG (electrocardiogram) during pregnancy, according to Tsai Fu-ji, CEO of the startup.
Tuesday 6 April 2021
CHPT cooperates with CHT to set up 5G-based smart factory
IC testing interface solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test (CHPT) has upgraded its factory in northern Taiwan into 5G-based smart facility through cooperation with Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), its parent company, according to CHPT.
Thursday 1 April 2021
Symroc expands from earthquake prediction applications to industrial risk control solutions
Natural disasters represent a major threat to infrastructure, industries, and human civilization. That is why the scientific and technological communities have always paid close attention to research related to earthquake prediction. The R&D team at Symroc, an innovative technology company in Canada, has developed an earthquake monitoring solution based on high-performance ultra-low frequency sensing technology. It has been applied to oil wells and natural gas extraction operations, and has been tremendously successful in many cases.
Friday 26 March 2021
SaaS for component pricing: Q&A with Lytica chairman Ken Bradley
How much should one pay for a chip or a component? Lytica, a Canadian supply-chain pricing analytics company, has the answer. Founded by former Nortel chief procurement officer Ken Bradley, who, like many others in the IT industry, was once bemused by component pricing, Lytica is transforming itself into a software-as-a-service (SaaS) company, helping OEM and EMS make well-informed deals when buying or selling.
Wednesday 24 March 2021
Qualcomm Advantage Network sees two new members from Taiwan
Taiwan-based QT Medical and Lubn Taiwan have joined Qualcomm Advantage Network (QAN), with both participating in Qualcomm's Smart Cities Accelerator Program and focusing on developing IoT innovations.
Wednesday 24 March 2021
PatSnap receives US$300 million in funding from SoftBank, Tencent and others
PatSnap, a Singaporean provider of innovation intelligence, has announced it has secured US$300 million in Series E funding, led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and Tencent Investment with participation from CPE Industrial Fund and existing investors Sequoia China, Shun Wei Capital, and Vertex Ventures.