France Expands Efforts To Build Ties With Taiwanese Startups

France Expands Efforts To Build Ties With Taiwanese Startups

French officials want their country known worldwide not just for fashion and cuisine but also for high-tech discoveries. So the European country, also the world’s sixth largest economy, is trying to retool its public image in tech-intensive Taiwan. Benoit Guidee,...
Taiwan Aims to Foster its First ‘Unicorn’ Within 2 Years

Taiwan Aims to Foster its First ‘Unicorn’ Within 2 Years

There are 228 unicorns in the world. That figure effective in February refers not to mythical beasts but to private startups with market capitalization over US$1 billion and often less than 10 years in business. Taiwan’s government wants some of them now. It’s hoping...
Taiwan Bolsters Startup Environment with More Funding

Taiwan Bolsters Startup Environment with More Funding

Taiwan’s government took steps last month to transition local high-tech talent into new start-ups, an industry which has been plagued by insufficient funding. On February 8, a government fund for start-ups increased an investment cap in individual start-ups from 5...
Foreign professionals recruitment act takes effect

Foreign professionals recruitment act takes effect

Legislation to relax requirements for foreign professionals working or seeking employment in Taiwan took effect Feb. 8, spotlighting government efforts to foster the recruitment and retention of top talents and boost the nation’s economic development. According to the...
Eager Dutch Startups Sight Taiwan as a Place for Business

Eager Dutch Startups Sight Taiwan as a Place for Business

Booking.com is one of the world’s better known hotel reservation websites. You might have heard as well of WeTransfer, a tool for sending files via internet. The two services have one little known point in common. Both are Dutch. The Netherlands has just 17 million...