‘It’s Not Rocket Science’ - Uber Exec Hits Out on Taiwan

ZiQing Low

Taiwan needs a legislative structure that fosters the new digital economy, according to David Plouffe, a visiting Uber executive and former advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama.


Investments in Taiwanese Start-ups Nearly Tripled in 2015

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In 2015, 29 Taiwanese start-ups received investments of more than US$450 million in total, which is almost triple the amount estimated in 2014. The considerable growth in incoming capitals shows that Taiwanese start-ups are attracting more attention from international venture capitalists, and actual investments are also increasing.

Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Ma gestures while giving a speech at National Taiwan University in Taipei

Alibaba Launches US$ 307 Million Fund for Taiwan Start-ups

Zou Chi

Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai points out, executive chairman Jack Ma found out from talking to Taiwanese entrepreneurs that the common concern is a lack of young successors. In order to help young people build start-ups, Alibaba will give out NT$10 billion (approximately US$ 307 million) of venture funds.

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