Greater SEA’s Leading Accelerator + VC
Founded in 2010, AppWorks is a startup community curated by founders, for founders. We are committed to fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs in Greater Southeast Asia (TW+SEA) and helping them facilitate the region’s transition into the digital era. Just as how mobile completely transformed the status quo, we believe nascent technologies such as AI and Blockchain will eventually redefine the global paradigm.
As such, whether it’s mentorship, investment, or talent, AppWorks has established a one-stop shop for ambitious founders willing to bet against the consensus and drive a change they see in the world. We help startups build disruptive businesses from even an inkling of an idea into world-class enterprises through our three primary lines of service: Accelerator, Funds, and School.
AppWorks Accelerator 之初加速器
AppWorks Accelerator is the leading launchpad for bold and ambitious entrepreneurs targeting Greater Southeast Asia. Every 6 months, we take in batches of 30 - 40 startups operating on the frontiers of AI and blockchain, equipping founders spanning all walks of life with the necessary resources, mentorship, and guidance to get their ventures off the ground.
Today, the AppWorks Ecosystem stands stronger than ever, now encompassing 328 active startups and 925 founders. Together, AppWorks startups generate US$2.5B in annual revenue, have created 9,586 jobs, and boast an aggregate valuation of US$3.6B.
More information: appworks.tw/accelerator
AppWorks Funds 之初創投基金
AppWorks manages two venture capital funds totaling US$ 61 million. We’ve attracted a diverse array of LPs who believe in our vision including but not limited to the National Development Fund, Cathay Life Insurance, CID, Far EasTone Communications, Fubon Life, and China Trust Ventures. We fund 10-15 deals a year, now with 42 companies in our portfolio, which has so far produced 2 IPOs—NetPublishing and KuoBrothers.
More information: appworks.tw/investments
AppWorks School 之初學校
Quality talent has always served as the bedrock of innovation, yet shortages still remain the foremost challenge that tech companies in GSEA face today. Established in 2016, AppWorks School has strived to cultivate a continuous pipeline of skilled labor to help our community meet the technical demands of tomorrow.
The program has now graduated 49 newly trained software engineers through our 14-week free coding program. 80% of these graduates went on to pursue successful software engineering careers in prominent internet companies such as Pubgame, 91APP, and Bahamut with an average annual salary of US$ 20,400.
More information: appworks.tw/school
Helping tech startups disrupt the world since 2009.
In the making of a great company, the founders make all the big calls. And investors play supporting roles. As prior founders ourselves, we started AppWorks to play that role. So you can count on our support. We love founders with passion, grit, and determination. We want to be the first investor to fund you and we want to help you go all the way.