Jeffrey Huang’s brainchild focuses on live-streaming

The China Post
Date: March 10, 2017
By: James Lo

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Widely known as the leader of local hip-hop bands “L.A. Boyz” and

Jeffrey Huang poses for a photo at the headquarters of 17 Media in Taipei on Tuesday, March 7. (Morgan Lin, The China Post)

“Machi” (麻吉), Jeffrey Huang (黃立成) is a perceptive entrepreneur in his own right.

One can even argue that the Taiwanese-American businessman has never shirked from seeking new challenges when it comes to creating companies and jobs.

Huang’s recent ventures include creating Taiwanese professional E-Sports team Machi 17 and an app called 17.

17, officially referred to as “One Seven” in Mandarin, was created by the entrepreneur’s startup, 17 Media. The app is the company’s flagship social media platform and focuses on live-streaming and the uploading of video content as its main business model.

Featuring over a million daily active users and over 2,000 daily content creators, the platform is currently one of the most popular mobile applications in Taiwan, and it competes among a pantheon of social media giants including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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