INTERVIEW: Venture capital market seeing revival

Taipei Times
Date: Nov 16, 2015
By: Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

“There seems to be a revival of venture capital companies in Taiwan in the last six months to a year,” H&Q Asia Pacific (漢鼎亞太) founding chairman Hsu Ta-lin (徐大麟) said in an interview at his Taipei office. “There has been serious activity over the past year, which we had not see for about a decade.”

The revival reflects the growing interest of foreign private fund managers on local start-up technology companies, including US venture capital firm Sequoia Capital.

Sequoia has invested in two Taiwanese start-ups including artificial intelligence (AI) developer Appier (沛星科技) and Internet retailer Pinkoi, which sells local brands.    [FULL  STORY]

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