The News Lens is an independent media company established in 2013. It received a nomination in 2014 for the best 20 startup companies in Taiwan. The News Lens has sought to develop a reputation for editorial integrity and political neutrality, encouraging diverse perspectives. Now in 2022, The News Lens is featured in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Top 500 High-Growth Companies.

In the 4th Financial Times Asia-Pacific Top 500 High-Growth Companies Selection, the technology industry accounted for the highest number of finalists. At the same time, there were only 14 media organizations shortlisted, with The News Lens featured as the only one from Taiwan. The News Lens CEO and Co-Founder Joey Chung said, “To adhere to the core values of an independent media organization, The News Lens pays special attention to our selection of investors and partners, maintaining our credibility with the highest standards, and striking a balance between revenue and credibility. We are proud of our continued adherence to our values. At the launch of our business, we couldn’t imagine that we would be shortlisted in the Financial Times Asia-Pacific Top 500 High-Growth Companies.”

The News Lens continues to publish works of traditional written journalism, along with developing digital narratives. Most prominently, these include video programs like WorldView, The World This Week, podcasts like “Drink with Mario,” and podcast channels for various vertical media. Besides the previous editions in Taiwan, Hong Kong and International (English), The News Lens recently launched a Japan edition. “We hope to become one of the biggest media groups in Asia,” Joey Chung said.

The News Lens is affiliated with TNL Media Group. The group owns the following media brands: INSIDE, Sports Vision, Cool3c, everylittled, Becoming Aces, Agent Movie, and ohsowaw. In addition, from 2019 to 2021, the group acquired the big data market research company EK2A, digital advertising company Ad2, integrated marketing company Shih Chi Communication, and the joint venture DaEX Intelligent with AccuHit. With 18 million unique visitors and 50 million page views per month, taking media as its core mission, while combining the power of technology and data, TNL Media group has become an essential and trusted partner of its audience and corporate partners as it breaks new ground in the media world’s digital transformation.

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About TNL Media Group

TNL Group is one of the fastest-growing digital advertising, data analytics, and media platforms for the Asian market.

TNL was launched in both Mandarin and English editions to provide inclusive, in-depth, diverse, and highly influential content for digital readers.

It has since expanded and acquired a mobile ad network, big data research company, and launched a data analytics platform. As a result, the group can effectively grasp user information through zero-party, first-party, third-party databases, AI analysis, Martech, and other cross-domain core products.

TNL serves the public with news and informed commentary, empowers brands with data, and connects with technology, becoming an essential partner for the digital transformation needs of enterprises.

TNL Group consists of seven content brands and ten subsidiaries, with over 230 staff members in Taipei, Hong Kong, and Japan. TNL Media Group’s existing high-profile investors include North Base Media, an original seed investor in The News Lens, YouTube co-founder Steve Chen, Twitch co-founder Kevin Lin, and famed Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper.

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TNL Editor: Mario Yang