Based in Taipei, AppWorks is both the largest startup accelerator in Greater Southeast Asia and one of the region’s most active early-stage investors. Every 6 months, AppWorks Accelerator takes in up to 40 of the region’s most promising AI/blockchain startups and equip them with the necessary resources, mentorship, training, and connections to get their businesses off the ground. As a VC, AppWorks manages 3 funds at US$161M. It funds 10 - 12 deals a year, owns 45 companies in its portfolio, including Lalamove, M17, 91APP, ShopBack, and Carousell among its investments, while also producing 2 IPOs—Net Publishing and Kuo Brothers. Collectively, the AppWorks Ecosystem encompasses 328 active startups and 925 founders, collectively creating 9,586 jobs, generating US$2.5B in annual revenues, and boasting an aggregate valuation of US$3.6B.