AI startup Appier gets $33M Series C from investors, including SoftBank Group, Line Corp. and Naver

Appier, a Taiwanese startup that helps companies harness artificial intelligence to make marketing decisions, announced today that it has raised a $33 million Series C round from an impressive roster

SparkLabs launches its latest accelerator program in Taipei

Accelerator network SparkLabs opened its newest program today in Taipei. Headed by managing partner Edgar Chiu, SparkLabs Taipei will focus on preparing Taiwanese startups to enter other countries.

Taiwan will finally get its first Apple Store

Apple is getting ready to launch its first retail store in Taiwan. According to its Taiwan website, the Apple Store will be in Taipei 101, the landmark skyscraper, and decorated with papercut art by Y

MOCACARE Gets $4M Series A To Create Consumer Health Trackers

MOCACARE, the maker of heart tracker MOCAheart, plans to develop new products and find distribution channels in China after raising a $4 million Series A.

Pura Lets You Monitor Your Finicky Cat’s Water Intake

You can lead a cat to water, but you can’t make it drink. Even though felines are vulnerable to kidney disease, many are constantly dehydrated because they don’t have a well-developed sense of thi

Taiwan-Based Media Startup The News Lens Raises Series A To Grow Its Global Viewership

The News Lens, an independent news site based in Taipei, has scooped up its series A. The exact amount of the funding was undisclosed, but the startup tells TechCrunch it was between $1 million to $2

Gogoro Will Sell Smartscooters For The First Time In Taiwan This Summer

Gogoro, the startup whose battery-powered scooters were one of the highlights of CES in January, announced today that the bikes will go on sale for the first time this summer starting in Taiwan, where

Taipei-Based Accelerator AppWorks Launches $50M Startup Fund

Tech startups in Taiwan have the benefits of plentiful engineering talent and great hardware manufacturers. What they often lack, however, is money to fuel post-seed stage growth and guidance on what

Taiwanese Live Streaming Video Site Raises $350,000 Seed Round, Eyes Asian Expansion, a real-time video platform based in Taipei, Taiwan, has raised $350,000 in seed funding from Cherubic Ventures. The company will use the capital to expand its team.

Jumpy Is An Open-Platform Smartwatch Just For Kids

A Taipei-based hardware startup called JoyRay wants to create a smartwatch for kids that won’t end up abandoned like the Velveteen Rabbit. Founder and CEO Jerry Chang, who was division head of Foxco

500 Startups-Backed Roam And Wander Presents DiDi, An Interactive Teddy Bear

Roam And Wander, a toy and children's entertainment studio that is currently participating in 500 Startups' accelerator program, is now raising funds for its latest stuffed animal on Kickstarter. Call

As Uber Drives Into India, It’s Shifting Its Emerging Market Strategy Up A Gear

Transportation tech startup <a target="_blank" href="">Uber</a> is continuing its aggressive expansion across Asia. As of this week, it is now live in India, starting first with a

Uber Launches In Taipei, Just Two Days After Debuting In Seoul

Uber is moving forward with its Asian expansion at a quick pace with the <a target="_blank" href="">start of limited service in Taipei</

More Details On The Taipei Mini-Meetup

As you may have noticed last week that I planned an impromptu <a href="">mini-meetup in Taipei</a>. We've decided on a loca

Taiwan: How About A Taipei Mini-Meetup?

I'm going to be heading over to Taipei next week and I'd love to connect with entrepreneurs, programmers, nerds, hackers, fun people, and/or sourpusses. To that end, I'd like to propose a small meet-u

TechCrunch/CrunchGear Meetup Taipei: 6 Taiwanese tech startups demo their services

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Reminder: TechCrunch/CrunchGear Meetup In Taipei Tomorrow, October 5

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Join the TechCrunch/CrunchGear meetup in Taipei on October 5

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TechCrunch/CrunchGear Meetup In Taipei, October 5 (Update: Event is full now)

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