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Taiwan entrepreneurship
Digitimes has conducted a series of interviews with angel investors and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and Taiwan. In the series, they analyze the problems and opportuities that Taiwan-based startups face, and offer advice.
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Wednesday 11 December 2019
XFail 2019 Conference to open in Taiwan
XFail 2019 Conference, an occasion for entrepreneurs to share their experiences of failure to improve startups' chance of success, will open in Taipei on December 14.
Tuesday 11 September 2018
Taiwan startups should eye applications combining hardware, software, says Gwong Lee, managing director of Translink Capital
Successfully starting his own business twice, Gwong Lee, managing director, Translink Capital, sold his second firm for a high price 15 months after its establishment and he was named...
Monday 10 September 2018
Taiwan biotech can take off by overcoming challenges, says Frank Kung, founder of Vivo Capital
Having started three businesses, two of which successfully went public, founder of Vivo Capital Frank Kung set foot in the biotech sector in the 1970s. Thanks to Kung's decades of...
Friday 7 September 2018
Investments in startups provide good opportunities for large enterprises, says Jackie Yang, co-founder of Translink Capital
Co-founder of Translink Capital Jackie Yang has accumulated 21 years of experience in venture capitalism since he first set foot in the field in 1996. Having witnessed the rise and...
Wednesday 22 August 2018
Taiwan has advantages in developing healthcare innovations, says Acorn Campus co-founder Chester Wang
Co-chairman of SVT Angels and co-founder of Acorn Campus Ventures, T Chester Wang taught college courses in Saudi Arabia and invested in real estate in Silicon Valley before he began...
Tuesday 21 August 2018
Taiwan should encourage early-stage investments, says LuxNet chairman Hsing Kung
LuxNet chairman, Hsing Kung, has founded three companies. Among them, SDL was established in 1983, specializing in manufacturing optical communication devices. It was sold for US$41.1...
Wednesday 1 August 2018
CEO with leadership is key to success for startup, says Chun P Chiu, senior advisor of InnoBridge
Technology only accounts for 25% of what makes a startup successful while the CEO's leadership can contribute to 50% of its success, said Chun P Chiu, national policy advisor to the...
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Taiwan startups should focus on 3 major directions, says Bob Lin, co-founder of Acorn Campus
Co-founder of Acorn Campus Ventures Bob Lin started six businesses, three of which succeeded and the others failed. In addition to being an angel investor, Lin is also the author...
Tuesday 31 July 2018
Hong Kong FPCB maker Compass shifting operations to Xiamen
As a veteran flexible PCB maker, Hong Kong-based Compass Technology has made moves that will relocate its headquarters to Xiamen, a booming IT hub in the southeast coast of China.
Monday 16 July 2018
Technology is only one of the ingredients to startup success, says Tally Liu
In a media career spanning nearly three decades, Tally Liu served as senior vice president of Knight Ridder, in charge of finances, operations, internal audit and new technologies...
Friday 13 July 2018
Success is the mother of failure, says Sandy Chau, Acorn Campus co-founder
Sandy Chau, co-founder of Acorn Campus Ventures as well as an active real estate investor, engages in investment undertakings throughout the United States and Greater China. His success...
Friday 29 June 2018
Taiwan needs internationalized talent, says Wretch Chien, AME Cloud Venture principal
Wretch Chien, principal of AME Cloud Venture, was himself an entrepreneur when he founded a community website Wretch.cc in Taiwan. Since then his career has taken several turns, taking...
Thursday 28 June 2018
Entrepreneurs should aim at creating world-class products, says ASVDA CTO TC Wu
Currently the CTO of Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley Development Agency (ASVDA), TC Wu had spent 35 years working in the bona fide Silicon Valley's semiconductor industry. He retired...
Wednesday 27 June 2018
Taiwan must be prepared for entrepreneurship, says Acorn Campus Taiwan chairman Wu-Fu Chen
Chairman of Acorn Campus Taiwan Wu-Fu Chen, with a record of having founded 13 companies within a 15-year period and having all of them either acquired or listed, clearly showed his...
Tuesday 26 June 2018
Taiwan needs to build angel investor culture, says David Weng, CEO of Taiwania Capital
David Weng, CEO of national-level investment firm Taiwania Capital, worked in Silicon Valley for as long as 37 years with 20 years of them spent in the venture capital industry. He...