Taiwan has been praised for nurturing high-tech companies such as HTC, Acer, ASUS and Giant. Shifting 8,340 km away to the other side of the world, Israel has been ranked number five overall on this year’s Bloomberg Innovation Index, an annual ranking of countries that measures performance in research and development, tech education, patents, and other marks of technology prowess.
“Taiwan is an excellent location to launch products and services for companies that plan to enter China.”
“Easy logistics and transportation as well as proactive and skillful employees are essential to all business, I find all of this in Taiwan.”
Anemone Ventures, founded in 2009 by Ms. Revital Shpangental Golan from Israel, is connecting these two dynamic economies by helping technology SMEs and Startups from around the world to enter Taiwan, South Korea and China.
Golan has been in Taiwan since 2002. She originally was stationed to Taiwan by her then employer, Berlitz International, to oversee Korea, Taiwan and HK.
Golan says that Taiwan offers a cost effective entry for an entrepreneur who wishes to establish operations in Asia, with its proximity to other major cities in Asia, cost effective operational costs, and skillful and trustworthy employees who speak Chinese. Taiwan is an excellent location to launch products and services for companies that plan to enter China. It offers a good and controllable environment where one can learn and make adjustments before entering China while enjoying the great living conditions Taiwan has to offer.
Anemone Venture is headquartered in Taipei with an international team composed of talents from Israel, Taiwan, Korea and France dedicated to help suitable technology companies enter Asia. They also have a branch in Israel to be closer to innovation and R&D developartments. They are so good at what they do that they have even become an official service provider for the members of the Israeli Export Institute.
Anemone Ventures benefits greatly from Taiwan’s friendly environment. Since Asia’s main cities are very easy to reach from Taiwan, they can cover much of Asia from their Taipei office . Easy logistics and transportation as well as proactive and skillful employees are essential to all business; Golan says she finds all of this in Taiwan. Furthermore, Taiwan is a rule of law country with good protection and emphasis on intellectual property which is a crucial point for foreign technology companies entering a new market.
Taiwan and Israel are so far yet so close. Both countries are small countries filled with technology professionals. It will be exciting to see what future sparks will come from Taiwanese and Israeli companies cooperating and the changes that Anemone Ventures can help bring to this island. The day when Anemone Coronaria is blossoming around Taiwan is just around the corner!