Associates are the ones that make things happen at AppWorks. This position will offer first-hand experience making VC investments and advising startups. Your core responsibility is to manage full life cycles of our investments — from pre-investment research, forming theses, due diligence, structuring deals, closing process, post-investment tracking, adding value all the way to exits. You will also be contributing to the AppWorks Ecosystem and taking on new initiatives.
You will have the opportunity to:
To excel in this position you will need:
Genuine passion for technology, the Internet and making a big impact
5+ years of professional experience launching a startup, working in one, or in an Internet/tech company
Strong personal drive and motivation
High intellectual curiosity and strong critical thinking
The ability to see both details and the big picture
Great soft / networking skills
Substantial experience living/working internationally
Solid written and verbal English & Mandarin skills
Proficiency in financial modeling and with spreadsheets
It would be nice if you also have:
A strong online presence
An MBA from a top US business school
A computer science background
AppWorks was started by Jamie in 2010 to give Taiwan a push as it upgrades itself into a 21st-century digital economy and to connect Taiwan with ASEAN to form a collaborative Greater Southeast Asia ecosystem.
Today, AppWorks is the region’s leading startup accelerator and early-stage VC. Every 6 months, we invite the most talented AI / IOT, blockchain / crypto and Southeast Asia startups across the region to join AppWorks Accelerator, 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 372 active startups and 1,288 founders. Together, AppWorks startups generate US$ 5.76 billion in annual revenues, have created 15,014 jobs and are valued at US$ 5.25 billion.
As a VC, AppWorks has US$ 170M under management. It funds 10 -15 deals a year, now owns 50 companies in its portfolio, including leading startups in GSEA like 91APP, KKDAY, ShopBack, Carousell and iChef while having 4 IPOs — NetPublishing, KuoBrothers, Mobix, and Uber.
At AppWorks, you will contribute directly to the fast-growing AppWorks Ecosystem. You will have access to AppWorks Founders and CEOs, many of whom are on their way to becoming leaders in the business community.
Team AppWorks is a group of self-starters. We manage our own time and we deliver. We work together in a great environment with abundant learning opportunities. We strive to improve and become better versions of ourselves every day. We welcome you to join the team and be our coworker.