Selected as one of the 46 must-see startups by the Garage+ program of Epoch Foundation at the Computex Taipei 2021 Virtual Exhibition, Netherlands-based InPhocal develops laser technology, which it demonstrated during the event.
Good product managers matter, especially for consumer product or service companies. Melody Koh left Blue Apron two months after its IPO as its chief product officer. During her tenure, she helped scale the business through hyper-growth (25x in 3.5 years), building and leading a 35-person team across product management, product design, and analytics/data science. She joined NextView Ventures' New York Office in 2017.
A team of 25 startups from Taiwan participated in the French government-supported VivaTech 2021 in Paris in mid June, with five of them winning four awards of the annual event, according to Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST).
Optimal network coverage is a key indicator of the effectiveness of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. In the past, the high power consumption and design cost of network architectures limited the generalization of IoT applications, but in recent times, low-power wide-area networks (LPWAN) have effectively resolved this bottleneck. The MYTHINGS platform provided by Canadian company BehrTech can further strengthen the interference immunity and scalability of LPWAN, and assist system vendors to build high-quality IoT architectures.
India-based AI startup Dynopii is showing a real-time speech accent changer at the ongoing virtual Computex Taipei 2021, aiming to help solution centers address the pain points of communicating with customers carrying different accents, according to company CEO Anubhav Singh.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, investors in Thailand have turned their investment targets to enterprises in the stage of growth, resulting in a reduction in number of loans to startups in 2020 to 30 from 2019's 41, but the overall investment amount still went up from US$109 million in 2019 to US$364 million in 2020, according to a report by Techsauce.
Though neuromorphic computing is still in the early stage, it promises a new way to make AI devices smarter, smaller, and more efficient by incorporating design elements from the study of how human brainswork.
In today's world of computer vision AI, there is a significant challenge of running AI models on the limited compute power of edge device chipsets, as they are typically too large, process heavy and consume significant power. Furthermore, there is the rising costs of IT infrastructure (e.g. cloud) to support AI models, which is not green-tech friendly, as well as the costly process of spending months to manually optimizing AI models, while trying to maintain accuracy.
As the modern smart connected devices are getting smaller, thinner, and supporting more stringent protocols such as 5G, GPS, UWB, BLE, and Wi-Fi 6, they need high-performance timing solutions that are accurate, scalable and able to fully integrate with electronics chips; however, it's something that traditional quartz timing is practically unable to do.
X-ray imaging has existed for more than 120 years, but a Canada-based start-up, KA Imaging Inc, is trying to be a game changer for the long-established market. With the world's first portable dual-energy detector, the company aims to revolutionize the X-ray market and realize its vision of "Innovative X-ray everywhere".
OwlTing, a Taiwan-based startup engaged in blockchain applications, aims to increase business by 50-100 times from the current level in 5-7 years, with new FinTech services to be the major driving force, according to company founder and CEO Darren Wang.