What we're about

Anchor Taiwan is a platform to connect international entrepreneurs, professionals and creatives with the ecosystem in Taiwan. We've hosted top founders/executives from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, UBS, Warner Bros. and Deutsche Telekom to name a few. As an active community builder, we curate fireside chats, tech forums, cultural salons, CEO Roundtables and more to facilitate conversations that translate into actions.

Our mission is to empower change-makers with the access and resource to create a more open and abundant tomorrow. Check out our events and join our movement.

Find out more: http://anchortaiwan.com
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Upcoming events (3)

Asia Venturing (II): Tech-Driven Mobility

Online event

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A rare fireside chat featuring 2 trailblazers leading the way to redefine the future of mobility, from East to West, brand to supply chain, and legacy to possibilities! Join us with Jack Cheng, CEO at MIH Consortium / Co-founder of NIO, and Monika Mikac, CBO at QEV Technologies / Former COO at Rimac, interviewed by tech banker, author and speaker Vitaly Golomb to cover topics such as:
- Hardware excellency at scale - legacy or opportunity? How will ODMs/OEMs participate in the next generation of electric and software-defined vehicles?
- How do EV brands strategize around the supply chain, especially with battery, semiconductor, and overall cost-effectiveness with volume?
- How do incumbent automakers, tech giants, mobility startups and ODMs/OEMs best access the mobility mega trend through corporate venturing?

📍 Time:
Aug 9, 5-6:30pm PST: SF-LA-Seattle
Aug 9, 8-9:30pm EST: New York-Toronto
Aug 10, 8-9:30am Taipei-SG-HK
Aug 10, 9-10:30am Tokyo-Seoul

📍 Speakers:
▧ Jack Cheng, CEO at MIH Consortium / Co-founder of NIO
▧ Monika Mikac, CBO at QEV Technologies / Former COO at Rimac
▧ Interviewer - Vitaly Golomb, Mobility & Energy Transition Partner at Drake Star Partners

📍 Agenda (in PST)
4:55pm Door Open
5:00pm Session Starts
5:00-5:05pm Welcome Message by Anchor Taiwan (Elisa Chiu, CEO)
5:05-5:10pm Welcome & "In Figures" by DIGITIMES (Eric Huang, Vice President)
5:10-6:00pm Panel Discussion
6:00-6:30pm Q&A

📍 About Asia Venturing:
Asia Venturing is a series of monthly roundtables with roadmaps to the future focusing on the hype v.s. the reality of Asia's supply chain-boosted innovation ecosystem, jointly powered by DIGITIMES and Anchor Taiwan. We bring together leading industry luminaries, corporate strategists, experienced investors and entrepreneurs to expand your network and redefine the possibilities of cross-border opportunities.

* Link to join via ZOOM Webinar will be emailed prior to the event.
* Real time session has limited capacity. We will send you the recording if we are full.

Anchor Roundtable: Women in Venture (XIII) - Joan Yao, Kickstart Ventures

📍 Fill out this form to RSVP / Apply / Get the recording: https://forms.gle/Nm4raZbwAGNs3YoG8
Anchor Roundtable: Women in Venture is a network of 100+ female investors mostly based in Taipei. We meet regularly to connect and grow, harnessing the power of diversity to bring talent, resources and investment returns for an inclusive innovation ecosystem.
We’ve hosted top notch guest speakers such as Holly Liu (YC / Kabam), Abigail Hing Wen (Intel Capital), Morgan Lai (Foundation Capital) and many more. For our 13th Roundtable, we are thrilled to welcome Joan Yao, VP at Kickstart Ventures.
Women in Venture是Anchor Taiwan所創立、目前連結了超過一百位女性投資人的社群,第十三場的圓桌聚會將邀請東南亞電信商Kickstart Ventures的副總Joan Yao,進入企業創投之前,她有多年影響力投資經驗。
We will cover topics such as:
▧ Impact investing: unique challenges and opportunities in Asia
▧ Corporate venture capital (CVC)
▧ Hands-on tips for working with investors and founders from SE Asia
The real time gathering is designed for the investment community, but we will release the shareable content later on our channels for a wider audience. RSVP to attend or get the recording!

📍 Date: Thur, Aug 26, 2021
📍 Time: 8:00pm - 9:30pm, Taipei Time (GMT+8)
📍 Fill out this form to RSVP / Apply / Get the recording: https://forms.gle/Nm4raZbwAGNs3YoG8
📍 Special shoutout to our strategic partner: SEMI Taiwan

* 圓桌聚會為邀請審核制 - ZOOM連結將寄發給審核通過的投資圈朋友
* 講者分享內容的錄影將在活動後寄給有登記的朋友
* 特別感謝: 策略夥伴 SEMI 國際半導體產業協會

🚩 Speaker: Joan Yao, VP at Kickstart Ventures
Joan is the Vice President of Investments at Kickstart Ventures Inc., the corporate venture capital arm of Globe Telecom. Prior to Kickstart, she was Investment Manager for Southeast Asia at LGT Venture Philanthropy, a global impact investing firm headquartered in Europe. For six years, Joan was primarily responsible for the
sourcing, screening, execution, and management of LGT VP’s deals in the region.
In 2015, she served as a consultant to the Secretary of Trade and Industry of the Republic of the Philippines, advising on policies and programs related to MSME development, tech startups, inclusive business, and social enterprise.
🔥 Women in Venture select event recap | 前場活動紀錄:

🔥 Women in Venture select speakers |
- Foundation Capital 賴怡安:疫情將淘洗出真英雄: https://bit.ly/3juAxvh
- 新創如何締造25倍成長佳績?NextView創投合夥人分享秘訣: https://bit.ly/2VWLZtw
- Meet MS&AD Ventures Partner Tiffine Wang: https://bit.ly/2SPQcxC
- Promoting trust in AI: Q&A with Intel data-centric tech evangelist Abigail Hing Wen: https://bit.ly/3ylQXPe

🎥 YouTube Playlist: https://bit.ly/3xvyyOO
🎥 Select Facebook video recap: https://bit.ly/3q8IvPR
Anchor Taiwan is a platform to connect the world with Taiwan through entrepreneurship, focusing on cross-border expansion and corporate/startup engagement. Since its inception in 2017, it has hosted top founders, executives and investors from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, UBS, Deutsche Telekom, Warner Bros., Uber, Orange Silicon Valley, and Intel, to name a few. Specializing in curation, mobilization and execution for win-win global collaboration, Anchor Taiwan provides business advancement and market/cultural immersion for its members while engaging and empowering local communities. Find out more: anchortaiwan.com

SEMI connects more than 2,400 member companies and 1.3 million professionals worldwide to advance the technology and business of electronics design and manufacturing. SEMI members are responsible for the innovations in materials, design, equipment, software, devices, and services that enable smarter, faster, more powerful, and more affordable electronic products. Electronic System Design Alliance (ESD Alliance), FlexTech, the Fab Owners Alliance (FOA) and the MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) are SEMI Strategic Technology Communities, defined communities within SEMI focused on specific technologies.

Anchor Roundtable: Corporate Venturing | 企業創投沙龍系列 (VIII)

深耕國際鏈結的Anchor Taiwan攜手電子時報DIGITIMES,在秋日的台北,邀您一起在圓桌一隅小酌。不論英雄,倒是歡迎聊時勢、交朋友,一同談談台灣如何打入國際一線的創新戰場。
2021年如火如荼,是時候盤整策略,想像未來。Anchor Roundtable 企業創投沙龍系列,電子產業與傳統產業的跨界交流,每場10-15位投資人採邀請審核制,歡迎企業負責人、企業創投專業人士加入。

📍 Date: Tue, Sep 28, 2021
📍 Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
📍 Venue: By invitation / application | 活動連結將寄發給邀請及審核通過的朋友
📍 Apply / RSVP: https://forms.gle/gsTkc6Nh6T7aWkRVA
📍 Agenda:
6:30pm Door Open
6:30 - 6:45pm Welcome remark: A few things to ponder about Corporate Venturing
6:45 - 8:15pm Round Circle Intro & Sharing
8:15 - 9:00pm Breakout Sessions & Deep Dive Discussion

* Corporate investors only
* Limited spots open for application (priority will be given to CVC professionals)
* This event will be conducted mainly in Mandarin
* Powered by Anchor Taiwan | DIGITIMES

Anchor Taiwan is a platform for corporates, startups and investors to harness ecosystem building and venture capital for cross-border innovation. Since its inception in 2017, it has been a powerful conduit between the world and Asia, providing corporate advisory, business softlanding, and strategic venture investing.
Through highly curated entrepreneurial residency programs, innovation sprints, hundreds of tech events and roundtables, it has brought together thousands of innovators, hosting global leaders from Y Combinator, 500 Startups, UBS, Deutsche Telekom, Warner Bros., Uber, Microsoft, Intel and such from 15+ countries. Its Women in Venture network consists of over 100 female investors in Taiwan, while the Corporate Venturing Roundtables have connected executives from 60+ leading corporates.
Through these dedicated efforts, it forms thriving communities, develops unique access for meaningful collaboration, and accumulates deep expertise about innovation stakeholders for effective strategies.
Find out more: anchortaiwan.com
Anchor Taiwan 透過商業對接、社群交流和文化體驗,吸引國際新創和科技人才在台駐點,提升台灣的能見度,並增加廠商合作和資金人才往來的機會。目前已經參訪配合過的企業及社群夥伴包含宏達電、光寶、緯創、大型加速器 AppWorks、Girls in Tech、工研院快制中心、外貿協會等等。成立至今,Anchor Taiwan 帶進全球加速器龍頭 Y Combinator 以及 500 Startups 投資的團隊,以及來自華納兄弟 (Warner Bros.)、德國電信 (Deutsche Telekom)、瑞銀 (UBS)、Uber、Intel 等國際人才,舉辦過的科技論壇以及創業沙龍含括物聯網、設計思考、群眾募資、農業科技、教育、虛擬實境、循環經濟等。Anchor Taiwan 於2019年開始 Anchor Venture Partners 的佈局,透過早期投資為創新創業帶來更多動能。| anchortaiwan.com

🚩 ABOUT DIGITIMES: An indispensable source of information about the global tech supply chain.
DIGITIMES, founded in 1998, takes readers to the core of the global tech supply chain, offering daily coverage of the latest developments in both Chinese and English.
Hundreds of thousands of readers, including IT professionals, managers, analysts, researchers, investors and journalists, rely on DIGITIMES and its English version, recently reshaped as DIGITIMES Asia (2021), to better understand the tech supply chain. Subscribers to its premium services include most of the major tech firms and investors around the world. DIGITIMES also devotes specific coverage to the innovation sector, highlighting latest development of corporate venturing and startups around Asia and helping readers identify potential unicorns.
Apart from news services, DIGITIMES also offers research services. The DIGITIMES Research team focuses on monitoring key trends of global market, and provides market intelligence and analysis with supply side perspectives. DIGITIMES Research is now expanding its fields of research in response to the rise of Asia supply chain with reports like Asia Supply Chain 100, featuring the long-term tracking of 100 key players in region.
DIGITIMES (in Chinese) : digitimes.com.tw
DIGITIMES Asia (in English) : digitimes.com
DIGITIMES透過會員服務體系,以線上即時新聞及完整的產業資料庫,提供第一手的資訊服務,讀者群遍及全球電子、科技、金融等重點產業,是產業及投資專業人員仰賴的資訊來源。因長期培養與產業深厚的關係,近幾年來,更成為新創生態圈與產業對接重要的橋樑。| digitimes.com.tw

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