Taiwan’s AppWorks Demo Day #19 Puts 18 of the Most Promising Greater Southeast Asian AI / Blockchain Founders on Stage

AppWorks Accelerator, the region’s longest-running accelerator with a focus on AI / blockchain, presents Demo Day #19, a showcase of 18 founders from Greater Southeast Asia (ASEAN + Taiwan), who are pushing innovations in AI / IoT and Blockchain in a US$ 3 trillion region. 

Founding Partner and Chairman of AppWorks Jamie Lin

This founder-focused showcase underpins the case that Taiwan as a startup hub is an integral component of this growth region. Within only 18 months, AppWorks alumni have expanded their presence in GSEA 1.6x, testimony that the accelerator and the country are a launchpad for founders driving business change in a region where population growth is rising 3.5x the pace in Greater China. 

The 18 founders pitching today demonstrate experiments in the AI / IoT and Blockchain frontiers that are catalyzing growth in industries from real estate, to finance, to medical science. 

Our founders represent innovations in AI and blockchain that are happening across Greater Southeast Asia.

A total of 14 AI / IoT startups and four Blockchain startups pitched. Six of those founders are from Taiwan, and the other 12 come from around the world and GSEA. More than half of the founders in this batch are serial entrepreneurs, with many hailing from established tech companies like Google, Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, Agoda, IBM Watson, Initium Media, and PepsiCo. 

Having spent four months developing these frontier-shaping technologies in Taiwan, they will be pitching in front of the investors and potential corporate partners from Taiwan and SEA, including investment professionals and executives from Fubon Financial Holdings, Taiwan Mobile, Cathay Life Insurance, Wistron Corporation, Hungtai Group, UDN, FarEasTone, as well as Taiwan’s National Development Council,  and many more. The purpose is to provide an opportunity for investment and business collaboration for these founders. 

All of the founders pitching today have produced early traction, especially in customer acquisitions. Their products have pushed into new markets and many used Taiwan as a launchpad for potential accelerated growth throughout the region. 

Telepod is a smartEV shared scooter and a battery kiosk network, already rolled out in seven markets

Jin-Ni Gan, founder of Telepod, a miniEV mobility startup based in Singapore, has grown her mobility and battery kiosk platform to seven markets in an effort to bring transport efficiency and climate harm reduction to cities in developing SEA markets. 

Matters founder Annie Zhang was influenced by her journalism background to help content creators get paid, and remembered, through using blockchain

Annie Zhang, founder of Blockchain startup Matters from Hong Kong, will demonstrate a Blockchain platform that enables content providers to be paid for their content, rather than to have their content and revenue opportunities taken hostage by advertising algorithms and walled social media gardens. She has scaled to over 20,000 customers during her accelerator session. 

Shaq Tu, founder of Beseye, has booked giant Tokyo Railways as a client for the startup’s wifi-managed AI cameras, which scan the movement of people near railway tracks to prevent accidents.

SELF TOKEN from Taiwan creates Blockchain digital assets through Ethereum Smart Contracts and is committed to creating an ecosystem of immersive entertainment experiences.  Founder Jack Hsu also directed “The Last Thieves”, the world’s first film based on Blockchain. He was nominated this year for the Best New Director in the 56th Golden Horse Awards in Taiwan.

WeavAir is a sensors and analytics company started by Singularity University graduate Dr. Natalia Mykhalova. The company uses AI and IoT sensors to build a recurring revenue business model that helps developers and landlords pinpoint trouble spots in their building control systems. The team have embarked on projects with 12 clients in SEA, including FarEastone and the Airport Authority of Hong Kong. 

Arical co-founders Clement Tien (left) and San Wong (right) are using AI to work with companies like HongKong Land to shrink the amount of time it takes to perform real estate market analysis and architectural feasibility studies

Arical, co-founded by Clement Tien and San Wong from Hong Kong, is a platform that “unlocks the potential of property development” by using AI to create “instant” feasibility studies that provide value to investors and communities. Their AI 3-D generation engine enables clients like HongKong Land to spend only a few minutes to map out all feasible possibilities to optimize for the ideal product mix / tenant mix, as they have done recently in a project in Manila, the Philippines. This is an order of magnitude more efficient than the weeks and months it often takes to come up with new proposals.

The construction equipment platform Fourcons was started by founder Felix Hartantio, from Indonesia. Fourcons provides an AI-driven platform for finding, verifying and managing construction equipment. Only one month after launch, they have fulfilled US$11k in orders in several provinces in Indonesia, and they are rushing to fulfill the remaining US$800k, even as they scale to new provinces.

In the area of real estate, Blyng is an AI virtual assistant created by co-founder Julien Priour, which helps agencies cut down on missed opportunities in qualifying inbound leads. The company has secured several real estate agency clients in Europe and in GSEA. 

Anthony So, co-founder of OnMyGrad, faced a difficult time after his education and now wants to help other students like his former self understand exactly what they need to do to succeed in careers of their choice

Career development and workforce transition platform OnMyGrad, co-founded by Anthony So, from Hong Kong, works with recruiters to help students prepare for roles in several industries. They have engaged with 3,800 participants and 10+ universities over the course of the accelerator period, and taken in HKD $2 million (US$ 256k) in total revenue in just two months. 

KaChick co-founder Peggy Cheung and her fellow co-founder Larry Lam are travelers who want to unite photographers and brands through the capture of beautiful moments with loved ones

KaChick co-founders Peggy Cheung and Larry Lam have built a platform for sourcing authentic photography from over 1,500 amateur and professional photographers, and have taken steps to pair those media assets with brands in the hospitality and entertainment space to drive more engaging marketing and branding campaigns at lower margin cost. They have beta trials in place with regional companies like Dyson, Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong’s Ocean Park, and AIA. 

Dent & Co founder (and dentist) Steve Chu will attempt to bring more smiles to the world through a medical services AI chatbot

Other AI startups include Dent & Co, a medical services AI chatbot created by dentist Steve Chu. Fluv, a pet care platform for local pet parents and sitters, is being demonstrated by former PepsiCo marketing staffer Candace Chen. 

Mellow, created by first-time founders Chester Szeen and Teresa Chan from Hong Kong, is an app to help young people and families manage finances. It enables children to use their “first money” through debit card usage and parent-regulated accounting. The app aims to grow into a platform targeting a US$2 trillion market, and they have created early development success in Hong Kong and Japan. 

Also in the vertical of payments, but focused on Blockchain, is Dapp Pocket, a crypto wallet app for Dapp lovers, created by Anderson Chen. And Portto, a Blockchain startup created by three former members of the crypto company Cobinhood promises to make the KYC and onboarding process for using Blockchain simpler. 

AI/IoT startup  Whoopee Robot, created by founder Morris Lu, is now operating in five local shops and has served over 10,000 cups of robotically-delivered espresso beverages.

Chien Lee demonstrated his AI-powered PR service SparkAmplify, which delivers an automated public relations system for clients. In one case, the platform generated 127,000 views for Mavin, Inc. during recent press events. 

Husband and wife team Dr. Lisa Hsu and Mark Mai built Gigvvy Science to shorten the time it takes to push scientific research into the hands of people who can use it to save lives

Finally, New Zealand-based co-founders Lisa Hsu and Mark Mai will demo Gigvvy Science, a platform for speeding up the sluggish vetting and reviewing of critical science research. 

Background and Recap 
AppWorks Chairman and Partner Jamie Lin said at the opening of the event: 

“The twice a year AppWorks Demo Days have always been THE go-to event for investors and corporate leaders to witness firsthand the development of cutting-edge technologies and their business applications that have a GSEA twist as well as meeting future startup stars. 

With AW#19, 68% of the founders hail from countries such as Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Ireland, Canada, the US, and China. Of the 31 teams that were admitted to the AW#19 program, 19 are working with AI/IoT, 10 with Blockchain/Crypto, and 2 are incorporating both technologies. What’s more, 23% of founders from this batch are female, which marks one of our highest percentages in recent years. 

With the addition of the graduates from AW#19, there are now a total of 376 active startups and 1,113 founders in the AppWorks Ecosystem. Collectively, all companies produced a turnover of US$ 4.97B, an annual increase of 98% compared to the same time last year, and have fostered the placement of 11,162 employees, 1,047 more than the year prior. Altogether, the Ecosystem raised a total of US$ 1.1B, an annual increase of 36%, with an aggregate valuation reaching US$ 4.72B, growing 29% YoY.

While the numbers alone are impressive, the trend of ASEAN+Taiwan is even stronger. Over time this connection continues to mark Taiwan as a launchpad for SEA founders. As we observe today’s pitches, keep in mind that as growth continues to accelerate in this dynamic region, this integral connection will continue to deepen and grow stronger.”

The State of AppWorks Ecosystem

Active Startups:       376 (+48 YoY)

Total Founders:      1,113 (+188 YoY)

Total Raise:    US $ 1.11B (+36% YoY)

Total Valuation:   $ 4.72B (+29% YoY)

Annual Revenues:   $ 4.97B (+98% YoY)

Total Employees:    11,162 (+16% YoY)

A list of today’s founders and teams

1TelepodSGIoTUrban mobility with a network of swappable battery kiosks.
2Dent&CoTWAIMedical AI chatbot.
3MellowHKAIMobile finance solution for kids and parents.
4MattersHKBlockchainShared Infrastructure for content creators on blockchain.
5Beseye 雲守護TWAIAI Video analysis platform for security cameras.
6BlyngFRAIConversational AI chatbot for real estate.
7Self TokenTWBlockchainIntegrating entertainment and Blockchain technology.
8Fluv 毛小愛USAIPet care platform for local sitters and pet parents.
9WeavAirCLIoTSmart sensor and predictive analytics that helps building owners and service providers save energy, improve indoor air quality & prevent equipment failure.
10porttoTWBlockchainMake blockchain simple and accessible for everyone.
11KaChickHKAIAn AI-powered platform that connects travelers with local photographers and experiences through business partnerships in Asia.
12AricalHKAIAI real estate investment predictive analytics platform.
13Dapp PocketTWBlockchainCrypto wallet app for Dapp lovers.
14FourConsIDAIOne-stop solution for heavy equipment needs.
15Gigvvy ScienceNZAIAI platform for science research publishing.
16OnGradHKAIAI career learning platform.
17SparkAmplifyUSAIAI-powered PR service.
18Whoopee Robot TWIoTAIoT controller for robot arm in the service industry, like a turn-key robot arm solution for Cafe Shops.

AppWorks Demo Day #19 登場,18 支國際新創備受矚目!AppWorks 生態系募資突破 10 億美元、總估值達 47.2 億美元

大東南亞 (GSEA,東協 + 台灣) 最大創業加速器 AppWorks Accelerator (之初加速器) 在今日 (11/26) 舉辦 AppWorks Demo Day #19,共計 18 組加速四個月有成的 AI / IoT 與 Blockchain 新創登台,吸引超過 1,200 位投資人、業界代表出席。

自 AW#17 (2018 年 8 月進駐、2019 年 1 月畢業) 起,AppWorks Accelerator 開始限定招募 AI / IoT 與 Blockchain 團隊,至今已是第三屆。AW#19 團隊自今年八月正式進駐,經過三個月密集加速,於 AppWorks Demo Day #19 登台,尋求媒合投資人與企業合作夥伴的機會 。

本屆 Demo Day,18 支登場團隊中,11 支新創以 AI、3 支以 IoT、4 支以 Blockchain 為創業主題。這群潛力新創中有 12 組國際團隊,比例高達 67%,分別來自印尼、新加坡、香港、美國、加拿大、法國、紐西蘭等地。這群未來之星中,有出身自 Google、Qualcomm、Samsung、聯發科技、Agoda 的高管,以及《端傳媒》的創辦人。

觀察 AW#19 新創團隊,可發現兩個重要趨勢。第一,AI / IoT 與 Blockchain 這兩個巨大典範轉移已經成為主流,吸引全球最優秀、經驗最豐富的創業者投身其中。第二,成立超過 9 年的 AppWorks Accelerator,校友網路發展蓬勃且區域化,持續扮演支持創業者長期成長的重要平台,因此吸引越來越多國際優秀創業團隊進駐,繼續引領大東南亞地區創業生態前進。 

促進新創社群的國際交流、投資、商務媒合,以及更多的可能性,是 AppWorks 每年舉辦兩次 Demo Day 的主要目的。本次活動,共有來自產官領域逾百位高階主管與代表到場參觀,尋求投資、合作標的。包括國家發展委員會、富邦金控、台灣大哥大、國泰金控、宏泰人壽、UDN、緯創、遠傳電信、Amazon AWS、Nvidia、中信金控、華南金控、兆豐金控、統一國際開發、中華開發資本、台新金控、花旗銀行、基石創投、義美食品、光寶、宏碁、友達、瑞昱、華碩、佳世達、瀚宇彩晶、阿里巴巴、Facebook、Google、Line、KKday、雄獅旅遊、Nokia、Razer、台灣大車隊、資誠聯合會計師事務所等,都派經營、投資團隊出席。

潛力新創亮眼登場!

Telepod 電動滑板車與換電系統,獲評全球最值得關注微型移動企業

SELF TOKEN 發行全球首部 Blockchain 主題的華語電影《聖人大盜》

來自新加坡的 Telepod,是大東南亞地區領先的電動滑板車廠商。除了銷售滑板車與電池外,也佈建自有的電池交換站,目前,服務網絡遍及美國、新加坡、馬來西亞、日本、印尼、印度、智利等國家,2018 年獲得新加坡公共運輸集團 SMART (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit) 種子輪 50 萬美元投資,預估 2020 上半年,營收將突破 600 萬美元,並被科技專業媒體《The Information》評選為全球最值得關注的八家微型移動 (Micro-Mobility) 企業之一。

來自新加坡的 Telepod,是大東南亞地區領先的電動滑板車廠商。除了銷售滑板車與電池外,也佈建自有的電池交換站,目前,服務網絡遍及美國、新加坡、馬來西亞、日本、印尼、印度、智利等國家。

來自台灣的 Beseye 雲守護,提供 AI 安全攝影機的影像分析服務平台,透過獨家的人體骨幹分析技術,為商業場域或家庭進行自動化的安全監控和商情分析。目前客戶包括微軟,以及日本的東急電鐵、JFE 鋼鐵,台灣的中華電信、遠傳電信、研華科技等,服務版圖涵蓋台灣、日本、香港、泰國、新加坡、紐西蘭、荷蘭、英國、烏克蘭、美國等國家地區。

來自台灣的 Beseye 雲守護,提供 AI 安全攝影機的影像分析服務平台,透過獨家的人體骨幹分析技術,為商業場域或家庭進行自動化的安全監控和商情分析。

來自香港的 Matters,是以 Blockchain 為底層技術、Crypto 驅動作者回饋機制的公民媒體平台,創辦人為前《端傳媒》創辦人張潔平。自 2018 年 5 月上線至今,已擁有超過 2 萬名作者、每月流量突破 200 萬人次、流量進入全球網站排名前 8 萬名。

來自台灣的 SELF TOKEN,透過以太坊智能合約創建 Blockchain 數位資產,並致力打造沉浸式娛樂體驗的生態系。2019 年發行、打破虛擬與現實界線的沉浸式娛樂電影《聖人大盜》,是全球首部以 Blockchain 為題材的華語電影,由創辦人徐嘉凱執導,獲得知名電影人曾志偉與《我的少女時代》總監製葉如芬全力支持,徐嘉凱也因此部電影獲得第 56 屆金馬獎最佳新導演提名。

來自台灣的 SELF TOKEN,透過以太坊智能合約創建 Blockchain 數位資產,並致力打造沉浸式娛樂體驗的生態系。

不容小覷的 AI 新創!

Dent&Co 開發應用在牙醫診所的客服機器人

FourCons 打造重型機具設備的租用媒合平台

值得注意的,從本屆新創團隊中,可看到 AI 不斷深入各產業與垂直領域,出現更多創新應用。例如,來自台灣的 Dent&Co,由一群牙醫師共同創辦,協助牙醫診所打造跨 Messenger、Line、WhatsApp 等通訊平台的客服機器人,提供自動提醒回診、診後追蹤、線上約診等服務,降低診所的人力成本與看診爽約率,上線半年來,已獲得破百間牙醫診所使用,服務超過 7 萬人次;來自美國的 Fluv 毛小愛,則透過 AI 系統打造寵物照顧平台,針對臨時需要寵物照顧服務的毛孩家長,媒合經過線上認證的寵物愛心家長協助照顧,上線一週內,就媒合達 1,300 位使用者、完成超過 200 次服務;來自印尼的 FourCons,則以 AI 系統提供挖土機、吊車等重型機具設備的租用媒合服務,上線四個月後,服務已遍佈印尼 8 個省,10 月收到的訂單總值達 80 萬美元。

來自美國的 Fluv 毛小愛,透過 AI 系統打造寵物照顧平台,針對臨時需要寵物照顧服務的毛孩家長,媒合經過線上認證的寵物愛心家長協助照顧。

來自法國的 Blyng,建構 AI 房地產仲介經紀系統;來自紐西蘭的 Gigvvy Science,由一對科學家夫妻共同創辦,運用 AI 與 Machine Learning 技術,提供學術論文發表平台,致力提升科學論文的發表效率與品質;來自美國的 SparkAmplify,則以 AI 系統推薦線上記者的模式,協助企業與品牌進行 PR 推廣。  

在本屆來自香港的新創團隊中,同樣也可發現各種結合 AI 技術的創新服務。例如,KaChick 建立以 AI 驅動的平台,串連起亞洲遊客以及在地攝影師,以效率更高、品質更佳、費用更低的方式,捕捉旅遊的精彩瞬間,2018 年上線以來,已建立起涵蓋 60 個城市、超過 2,000 位攝影師的服務網絡;Arical 則建立針對房地產開發投資的 AI 資訊分析平台;OnMyGrad 則運用 AI 技術,建立針對大學畢業生的職涯進修的教育平台;Mellow 的 App,則可協助父母培養小孩的金錢觀念與責任感。 

來自香港的 KaChick 建立以 AI 驅動的平台,串連起亞洲遊客以及在地攝影師,以效率更高、品質更佳、費用更低的方式,捕捉旅遊的精彩瞬間。

後勢看漲的 IoT 與 Blockchain 新創!

Whoopee Robot 開發餐飲業專用機器手臂

Dapp Pocket 推出新一代 Crypto 錢包

在 IoT 領域,本屆也有兩支讓人印象深刻的新創團隊。來自台灣的 Whoopee Robot,針對餐飲服務業,搭配 AIoT 控制器,開發協同式機器臂,並由雲端派送機器人所需的程式,無需任何工程背景就能在兩週內順利導入,協助客戶節省人力、降低培訓成本、穩定品質,滿足快速布建餐飲業自動化的需求,客戶包括台灣前三大商用咖啡機通路商、泰國咖啡豆廠商以及曼谷的無人咖啡店。來自加拿大的 WeavAir,利用智慧感測器與預測分析系統,幫助建築物所有者或服務商節省能源,並可自動改善空氣品質並防止設備故障,客戶與技術夥伴包括香港機場管理局、聯合利華、LG、遠傳電信、研華科技等。

來自台灣的 Whoopee Robot,針對餐飲服務業,搭配 AIoT 控制器,開發協同式機器臂。

在 Blockchain 領域,本屆則有兩支來自台灣的新創團隊,企圖促成更多 Blockchain 的落地應用。Dapp Pocket 推出新一代的 Crypto 錢包,可支援超過 2,000 種 Ethereum 和 TRON 的 DApp,2019 年 1 月上線,至今月活躍用戶已達 1,000 人次; portto 的成立目標,是讓 Blockchain 變成人人都能方便使用的技術,第一個推出的產品 Blocto,是專門針對 DApp 使用者開發的瀏覽器,希望降低使用者進入 Blockchain 的障礙,以及簡化 Crypto 購買過程,進而為 DApp 開發商降低獲客成本。

來自台灣的 Dapp Pocket 推出新一代的 Crypto 錢包,可支援超過 2,000 種 Ethereum 和 TRON 的 DApp。

AppWorks 生態系再放大

AppWorks 從 2010 年正式啟動 AppWorks Accelerator 至今,已來到第 19 屆,整體生態系持續成長。成績包括:活躍新創累積至 376 家、共 1,113 位創業者,所有企業的加總年營業額來到 49.7 億美元 (約為 1,516 億新台幣),較去年同期大幅成長 98%,員工數 11,162 位,年增達 16%,生態系累積募資金額首度突破 10 億美元來到 11.1 億美元 (約為 339 億新台幣),年增率達到 36%,總估值突破 47.2 億美元 (約為 1,440 億新台幣),較去年此時增加 29%。

在 AppWorks 生態系快速成長的過程中,AppWorks 董事長暨合夥人林之晨持續看好大東南亞區數位經濟圈的發展,他指出:「大東南亞區人口成長率是大中華區的 3.5 倍;印尼、越南、菲律賓、泰國、馬來西亞更位居 IMF 帶動全球經濟成長的前 20 大國家之列。印尼過去幾年來,也誕生了 Gojek 一隻十角獸 (Decacorn,市值超過 100 億美元),以及 Tokopedia、Traveloka、Bukalapak、OVO 等四隻獨角獸,這是百年難得一見的成長機會,AppWorks 很榮幸能透過我們的加速器、校友網路,持續幫助創業者參與這個廣大市場的形成,發展區域級科技企業。」

AppWorks 董事長暨合夥人林之晨持續看好大東南亞區數位經濟圈的發展,他指出:「AppWorks 很榮幸能透過我們的加速器、校友網路,持續幫助創業者參與這個廣大市場的形成,發展區域級科技企業。」

AppWorks Demo Day #19 登場團隊介紹

【歡迎所有 AI / IoT、Blockchain 的創業者,加入專為你們服務的 AppWorks Accelerator

Introductions to the startups pitching on AppWorks Demo Day #19

AppWorks Demo Day #19 將於今天 (11/26) 下午隆重登場,無法親臨現場的朋友,可以到 AppWorks Facebook Page 觀賞本次活動的實況轉播。

若你也想登上 AppWorks Demo Day 的千人大舞台,展現自己的產品與商業模式,AppWorks Accelerator 現正招收 AI / IoT 與 Blockchain 團隊,歡迎加入我們。

以下是將在 AppWorks Demo Day #19 出場的 18 支新創團隊簡介:

AppWorks Demo Day #19 will take place this afternoon. If you’re unable to physically attend the event, you can catch the Livestream on the AppWorks Facebook Page.

If you are an AI / IoT or Blockchain startup founder and also excited about the opportunity to pitch your product and business idea to over 1,000 people on the AppWorks Demo Day stage, join us by applying to AppWorks Accelerator. We look forward to receiving your application!

The following are brief introductions of the 18 startup teams at AppWorks Demo Day #19: 

1. Telepod

Urban mobility with a network of swappable battery kiosks.

Jin Ni Gan | jinni@telepod.sg | https://www.telepod.co

2. Dent&Co

Medical AI chatbot.

Steve Chu | steve123933@gmail.com | LINE ID : @dentco

3. Mellow

Mobile finance solution for kids and parents.

Chester Szeen | chesterszeen@mellowapp.io | https://www.mellowapp.io/

4. Matters 

Shared Infrastructure for content creators on blockchain.

Annie Zhang | az@matters.news | https://matters.news/

5. Beseye 雲守護

AI Video analysis platform for security cameras.

Shaq Tu | shaq.tu@beseye.com | https://www.beseye.com/tw/home

6. Blyng

Conversational AI chatbot for real estate.

Julien Priour | jp@blyng.io | https://blyng.io/

7. SELF TOKEN

Integrating entertainment and Blockchain technology.

Jack Hsu | jack@selfpick.cc | https://selftoken.co

8. Fluv 毛小愛

Pet care platform for local sitters and pet parents.

Candace Chen | candace.chen@ifluvyou.com | https://www.ifluvyou.com

9. WeavAir

Smart sensor and predictive analytics that helps building owners and service providers save energy, improve indoor air quality & prevent equipment failure. 

Natalia Mykhaylova | natalia@weavair.com | http://weavair.com

10. portto

Make blockchain simple and accessible for everyone.

Hsuan Lee | hlee@portto.io | https://portto.io/ 

11. KaChick

An AI-powered platform that connects travelers with local photographers and experiences through business partnerships in Asia.

Peggy Cheung | larrylam@kachick.com | https://www.kachick.com/

12. Arical

AI real estate investment predictive analytics platform.

San Wong | contact@arical.ai | https://www.arical.ai/

13. Dapp Pocket

Crypto wallet app for Dapp lovers.

Anderson Chen | anderson@dapppocket.io | https://www.dapppocket.io/

14. FourCons

One-stop solution for heavy equipment needs.

Felix Hartantio | felix@fourcons.com | https://www.fourcons.com/

15. Gigvvy Science

AI platform for science research publishing.

Lisa Hsu | lisa@gigvvy.com | http://www.gigvvy.com/

16. OnMyGrad

AI career learning platform.

Anthony So | anthonyso@ongrad.com | https://www.ongrad.com/ 

17. SparkAmplify

AI-powered PR service.

Chien Lee | chien@sparkamplify.com | https://www.sparkamplify.com

18. Whoopee Robot 

AIoT controller for robot arm in the service industry, like a turn-key robot arm solution for Cafe Shops.

Morris Lu | yesinlu@gmail.com | http://bit.ly/whoopeeRobot-Video

AppWorks Demo Day #19 is coming on November 26

AppWorks’ highly anticipated semi-annual Demo Day is ready to bring you once again founders who are working at the leading edge of rapidly developing technologies in the AI / IoT and Blockchain economies.

AppWorks #19 consists exclusively of AI/IoT & Blockchain startups. At this Demo Day, there will be 20 startups pitching, with 16 focusing on AI/IoT and 5 on Blockchain, and including 12 international teams joining us from Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the US.

More than half of the founders in this batch are serial entrepreneurs, with many hailing from established tech companies and accelerators like Google, Qualcomm, Samsung, MediaTek, Agoda, Initium Media and Y-Combinator.

Whether you’re looking for opportunities to invest, to collaborate, or to stay abreast of the latest applications of AI/IoT and Blockchain across industries, this is an event you definitely don’t want to miss.

半年一次,AppWorks Demo Day 帶您看見數位經濟最前緣,這一屆,我們將再次帶給您專屬於 AI/IoT 與 Blockchain 團隊的一場新創盛會。

本次 Demo Day 將有 20 支優秀的 AppWorks #19 團隊輪番登台,其中 16 組以 AI/IoT 為主、 5 組以 Blockchain 為主。這群未來之星中,有 12 組國際團隊,來自香港、新加坡、印尼、加拿大、英國,及美國等地,有出身自 Google、Qualcomm、Samsung、MediaTek、Agoda 的高管,和 Initium Media 端傳媒的創辦人,以及 Y-Combinator 的校友。

無論您是想找投資機會、合作夥伴,或是想追上 AI、IoT、Blockchain 的最新脈動,這都是一場您不能錯過的盛宴。

If you would like to join AppWorks Demo Day #19, please RSVP on Eventbrite

[Date] Tuesday, November 26, 2019

[Venue] 5F Grand Ballroom, Taipei Marriott Hotel 台北萬豪酒店(No. 199 Lequn 2nd Road, Taipei / 台北市中山區樂群二路199號) (Google Map)

[Agenda]
12:30 – 13:00 Registration
13:00 – 13:30 Opening Remarks
13:30 – 15:30 Startups Demo
15:30 – 17:30 Open Floor

We look forward to seeing you at the event.

AppWorks Demo Day #18 精彩登場,25 支大東南亞新創讓人驚艷!AppWorks 生態系突破千位創業者、創造上萬份工作機會

大東南亞 (GSEA,東協 + 台灣) 最大創業加速器 AppWorks Accelerator (之初加速器) 在今日 (6/4) 舉辦 AppWorks Demo Day #18,共計 25 組加速四個月有成的 AI 與 Blockchain 新創登台,吸引超過 1,200 位投資人、業界代表出席。

自 AW#17 (去年八月進駐、今年一月畢業) 起,AppWorks Accelerator 開始限定招募 AI 與 Blockchain 團隊,至今已是第二屆。AW#18 團隊自今年三月正式進駐,經過加速四個月,於 AppWorks Demo Day #18 登台,尋求媒合投資人與企業合作夥伴的機會 。

本屆 Demo Day,25 支登場團隊中,14 支新創以 AI / IoT 為主,11 支新創以 Blockchain / Crypto 為主。這群潛力新創中有 18 組國際團隊,比例突破七成,是 9 年以來最國際化的一屆,分別來自香港、新加坡、越南、馬來西亞、美國、加拿大等地。這群未來之星中,有曾擔任 Google、Microsoft、Ripple、Uber、Amazon 高管所創辦的公司,也有來自 Y-Combinator 的校友、獲選為 Forbes 30 Under 30 的年輕創業家。

在本屆團隊身上,可看出兩個重要趨勢。第一,AI / IoT、Blockchain / Crypto 這兩大快速崛起中的典範轉移,在全球吸引眾多優秀、經驗豐富的創業者投身其中;第二, AppWorks Accelerator 啟動 9 年至今,持續成為協助創業者加速前進的重要力量,因此吸引來自大東南亞等眾多優質的國際創業團隊申請進駐,持續穩居大東南亞地區創業加速器龍頭。

促進新創社群的國際交流、投資、商務媒合,以及更多的可能性,是 AppWorks 舉辦 Demo Day 的主要目的。本次活動,共有來自產官領域逾百位高階主管與代表到場參觀,尋求投資、合作標的。包括美國在台協會、富邦金控、台灣大哥大、國泰金控、宏泰人壽、群益金鼎證券、UDN、緯創、遠傳電信、Amazon、Nvidia、花旗銀行、中信金控、台新金控、華南金控、玉山金控、LINE Bank、INFINITY VENTURES、基石創投、統一國際開發、寶成集團、鴻海、華碩、瑞昱、友達、燦坤、智冠、中小企業信用保證基金、KKday、理慈國際科技法律事務所等。

潛力新創驚艷登場!

Lucid 首創應用在雙鏡頭手機 AI 視覺平台

Xfers 數位金融平台在新加坡、印尼擁有 25 萬用戶

來自美國矽谷的 Lucid,推出全球第一個應用在雙鏡頭手機的 AI 視覺平台。看好全球在雙鏡頭手機與設備的高滲透率,Lucid 運用獨家的 AI 及深度成像技術,開發的解決方案,可讓配有雙鏡頭以上的設備,透過軟體而不需透過硬體升級,就能如同人眼一般,將拍下的景象,轉化為視覺數據,上傳至雲端進行 AI 數據運算。目前技術與商業夥伴包括 Qualcomm、Samsung、華為、Oppo、Nokia、HTC、緯創、威盛等大廠。

來自新加坡的FinTech 新創 Xfers,以 Blockchain 技術打造面向大東南亞區的數位金融交易平台。針對 Marketplace、電商、群眾募資等業務型態的企業客戶,提供支付、付款、電子錢包等解決方案。目前在新加坡與印尼,已擁有超過 25 萬名用戶,投資人包括 500 Startups、Convergence Ventures 等知名創投,更在防禦網路金融犯罪技術上,獲得新加坡政府與警察的肯定。

來自美國的 Peeksoft,開發針對個人投資者的資產管理線上服務,運用 AI 技術,提供多元且個人化服務,例如媒體報導、投資報告相關的相關金融資訊。開發的 App “My Stocks Portfolio & Widget”,已累積 120 萬用戶,其中有 75% 集中在美國、加拿大、英國等三個國家,並獲得平均高達 4.7 分的用戶評價。

來自越南的旅遊新創 Triip,正在用 Blockchain 技術為旅遊產業帶來革命。Triip 透過發行加密貨幣,鼓勵用戶分享旅遊行程計畫與心得等資訊作為網站內容,以每一次心得分享都能得到加密貨幣的回饋做為誘因,獲得穩定、高品質的社群內容,2019 年一月上線至今,共累積超過 12 萬名用戶,其中 35% 為日活躍用戶,共提供超過 1.3 萬篇旅遊心得文,涵蓋全球 227 個國家、超過 1,000 個城市。

來自越南的旅遊新創 Triip,正在用 Blockchain 技術為旅遊產業帶來革命。

USPACE 開發「共享車位」的媒合平台,車位擁有人只要在離開車位時,升起使用 IoT 技術的智慧地鎖,並設定預計開放共享的時段,就能透過 App,媒合附近有停車需求的駕駛,以新科技解決城市車位不足的問題。目前,USPACE 已在台北、新北市掌握超過 1,000 個停車位,並在近 18 個月內,累積 8,000 名用戶、完成超過 10 萬筆交易。

在 AW#18 的新創團隊身上,最讓人驚艷的,就是面對 AI 與 Blockchain 帶來的轉變,優秀與積極的創業者,已逐漸在當中掌握機會。不論是 AI 或 Blockchain,這群 AW#18 團隊在應用場域、落地推廣、商業模式上,都提出了讓人耳目一新的創業主題,並已繳出初步成果。

不容忽視的 Blockchain 新創!

Accupass 活動通再度創業 EvenToken

LikeCoin Foundation「化讚為賞」改革媒體產業

在 Blockchain 領域的新創中,來自台灣的 EvenToken,是 Accupass 活動通創辦人謝耀輝的再度創業。希望運用 Blockchain 的技術,打造一個去中心化的活動贊助平台。希望在活動贊助、攤位招商、測試市場等環節,導入智能合約,讓活動主辦方能有錢提早運作,活動贊助人也能透過各種支持的方式賺取獎勵、獲得 VIP 身份等好處;Formosa Financial 則是成立於台灣的數位資產交易平台,致力於透過「一站式交易」解決方法,數位資產擁有者提供更便捷的管理方法,幫助進行風險控管,近期也與新一代交易所 CEZEX、代幣銷售平台 Katalyse.io 合併,為一站式數位資產管理平台服務創造更大商機。

來自香港的 LikeCoin Foundation 則運用 Blockchain 技術,致力提升創作者收入,推動媒體產業提供高品質內容。透過發行加密貨幣 LikeCoin,持有人可以「化讚為賞」,將每一個 Like 化成支持好品質內容,目前,LikeCoin Foundation 已與由《端傳媒》前主編張潔平所創辦的新媒體網站 Matters 在內的多家媒體,以及各種自媒體合作,共創造了近千萬個 Like,回饋支持了超過 1,500 名作者、近三萬篇內容。同樣來自香港的 Forbole,提供新一代的 Blockchain 驗證方式,目前是全球市值前二十大主網 Cosmos 以及 IRISNET、Terra 主網的驗證人,獲委託加密貨幣總市值超過 7 億新台幣,開發的 Blockchain 瀏覽器 Big Dipper,創下來自 120 個國家、一萬名訪客的成績。

來自香港的 LikeCoin Foundation 運用 Blockchain 技術,致力提升創作者收入,推動媒體產業提供高品質內容。

來自越南的 Aversafe,則用 Blockchain 技術來打造個人身份認證平台,協助企業雇主與獵人頭公司打擊假學歷,客戶包括全球最大獵人頭公司 Adecco 等;來自新加坡的 Real Estate Doc,則致力打造運用 Blockchain 的資產租賃管理平台,平台上管理超過 1,000 筆資產、創造 2,000 萬美元的交易金額,客戶包括知名地產商 Frasers 以及 8 座購物中心;來自馬來西亞的 LuxTag,則推出產品製造溯源的解決方案,致力協助企業解決仿冒與詐騙消費者的困擾。

來自越南的 Aversafe,用 Blockchain 技術來打造個人身份認證平台,協助企業雇主與獵人頭公司打擊假學歷。

後勢看好的 AI 新創!

交友軟體 Pikabu 用化身柴犬的聊天機器人協助破冰

MUDDY 開發專屬於美容產業的 AI 預約系統

AI 領域的新創團隊,表現也不遑多讓。由台灣團隊打造的交友軟體 Pikabu,除了用 AI 提升配對精準度外,也獨創化身為柴犬的聊天機器人,進入聊天室參與聊天,協助不擅交談的單身男女破冰、開啟話題,自三月上線以來,已累積超過 5,000 名日活躍用戶,七日內配對成功率高達 98%、交友成功率為 89%;WORD UP 則是由一群英文教師與開發人員所組成的團隊,開發結合 AI 技術的個人化英語學習教材,針對學生個人的程度,提供客製化的學習方式,希望藉此節省 40% 熟記單字的時間、少做 30% 的測驗題。

由台灣團隊打造的交友軟體 Pikabu,獨創化身為柴犬的聊天機器人,進入聊天室參與聊天,協助不擅交談的單身男女破冰、開啟話題。

來自香港的 MUDDY.IO,則協助美容 / 美甲店進行 CRM 管理,開發串接各社群平台的 AI 助理預約系統,不僅減少店家處理客服的時間,並能透過後台數據掌握消費者的消費行為,上線不到四個月,已在香港累積近百家店家客戶;另一組來自香港的團隊 Parami,則針對跨境電商賣家,開發共支援 92 種語言版本的客服聊天機器人;同樣來自香港的 Datax,透過打造數據群眾外包 (Crowdsourcing) 平台,協助 AI、Machine Learning 相關的企業,更快、更有效地收集、標籤化數據。來自加拿大的 Springdel,則推出全球第一個管理行動、IoT 裝置的 AI 平台解決方案;來自新加坡的 Tuple,則建立 CDP (Customer Data Platform) 決策平台,協助企業客戶進行更高成效的數位行銷。

來自香港的 MUDDY.IO,協助美容 / 美甲店進行 CRM 管理,開發串接各社群平台的 AI 助理預約系統。

AppWorks 董事長暨合夥人林之晨在活動開場時提到:「經過 9 年的努力,過去一年來,AppWorks  Ecosystem 整體有非常讓人興奮的表現。」成績包括:活躍新創累積至 351 家、共 1,044 位創業者,所有企業的加總年營業額來到 28.6 億美元 (約為 911 億新台幣),較去年同期大幅成長 46%,員工數 10,115 位,年增高達 40%,生態系累積募資金額為 8.7 億美元 (約為 277 億新台幣),年增率達到 79%,總估值突破 39.7 億美元 (約為 1,265 億新台幣),較去年此時大幅增加 134%。

AppWorks 董事長暨合夥人、四月起同時擔任台灣大哥大總經理的林之晨進一步指出:「未來將持續推動 AppWorks 生態系與台灣大哥大等企業合作,在 AI、Blockchain、5G 等領域,協助更多優秀的新創團隊成長,加速大東南亞區域合作,一同成為數位翻轉的命運共同體。」林之晨也再度公開邀請,歡迎來自 GSEA 的 AI / Blockchain 新創,加入由創業者、為創業者的 AppWorks Accelerator,成為這個 GSEA 最大創業者社群的一份子。

AppWorks 董事長暨合夥人指出:「未來將持續在 AI、Blockchain、5G 等領域,協助更多優秀的新創團隊成長,加速大東南亞區域合作,一同成為數位翻轉的命運共同體。」

AppWorks Demo Day #18 登場團隊介紹

【歡迎所有 AI / IoT、Blockchain / Crypto 的創業者,加入專為你們服務的 AppWorks Accelerator