Boosting 35 Top Asian Startups Every 6 Months
State of The AppWorks Network
Help Solve Problems, Cross-Promote, Connect with Investors & Business Partners
Once you join AppWorks, you are immediately connected to our extraordinary alumni network of 720 founders. When you run into problems and need advice from those who had done similar things, when you need help with product promotions, want to check references on an investor or a potential business partner, or when you simply need an intro to someone, you’ll find the AppWorks Network extremely powerful. By size, it is the largest of its kind in Asia. But more importantly, our culture of helping each other out is the real reason why it is so valuable.
The AppWorks Network is really powerful. Within days of joining the Accelerator, I was already connected to all the e-commerce platforms I could work with. It would have taken me months if I were to do it alone.
JOEL LEONG, CO-FOUNDER, SHOPBACK (AW#13)
Your Mentors =
With the help of AppWorks, we successfully raised our seed funding from Steven Ho (何英圻), one of Asia’s most successful e-commerce startup founders. The ability to learn from his decades-long experience in online retail and in managing growing companies really shaped my development as a founder / CEO.
JEFFERY WU, FOUNDER / CEO, MORNINGSHOP (AW#4)
Connect with the Right Coach, Acquire the Right Mindset, Become the Best Founder You Can Be
Steven Ho, Founder of 91APP whose previous startups were successfully exited to eBay and Yahoo!; Ming Chen, Founder of KKday who successfully completed 2 IPOs and 1 M&A exits earlier; Jerry Kuo of Kuo Brothers (創業家兄弟), Ben Tseng of Net Publishing (隆中網絡), and Jamy Lin of i-Part (尚凡國際) all started and ran their companies all the way to IPO; Mike Jiang of GameSofa, Sega Chen of Gamer.com.tw, Vincent Hsieh of FashionGuide as well as 40+ other successful startup founders are all AppWorks Mentors that you can connect and build a lifelong coaching relationship with.
Your Next Fundraising
Round, Led by AppWorks
With AppWorks leading the way, we completed 4 rounds of funding raising US$ 14.4 million, from reputable investors such as Ikyu, CID Group, I-Mei, Steven Ho’s NineYi Capital and Clayton Christensen’s Disruptive Innovation Fund.
ALEX CHEN, FOUNDER / CEO, EZTABLE (AW#1)
Terms, Structures, and Syndicate, Tailored to Your Needs
Venture capital is an extremely sophisticated ecosystem with lots of firms specializing in different segments and stages as well as a slew of complicated terms and game rules. First-time founders often find the learning curve difficult to overcome and getting to the right investors a daunting task. To help our startups solve this problem, AppWorks decided to become a venture capital firm ourselves. With 2 funds and US$ 61 million under management, we’re always ready to put the money to work in our startups. After all, who knows our startups better than us? On top of that, we can often act as the bridge between our startups and the venture capital community, by leading financing rounds and putting together a syndicate tailored to your needs.
Application for AppWorks Accelerator #15 has been closed, if there’s any reasonable cause for your late application, you can still apply through here. (Please let us know what caused you a late application with Question 26. Anything else we should know?)