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]