Year in Review
Greater Southeast Asia’s Leading Startup Launchpad
In 2018, AppWorks Accelerator graduated a total of 63 startups across 2 batches, AW#16 & AW#17. Starting from AW#17, AppWorks Accelerator only recruited AI / IoT or Blockchain / Crypto startups. In this batch, 21 are AI / IoT and 13 are Blockchain / Crypto startups.
Startups are International
(from outside of Taiwan)
Including the 63 AW#16 & AW#17 startups that have graduated from AppWorks Accelerator, The AppWorks Ecosystem has grown to:
+5 from 2017
+145 from 2017
The Strongest of its Kind in Greater Southeast Asia
The AppWorks Ecosystem
+127% from 2017
Total Capital Raised
+82% from 2017
Total Annual Revenues
+90% from 2017
Total Jobs Provided
+67% from 2017
The Most Active Founder Community in Greater Southeast Asia
Significant Milestones by AppWorks Startups
Many AppWorks startups have gone on to achieve significant milestones in 2018. Here are a few examples:
GSEA’s Leading Early-Stage VC
In 2018, AppWorks Funds made 11 investments collectively worth US$ 15 million in several promising startups including 91APP, Carousell, Deep Sentinel, EMQ, Pickone (AW#9), Xrex (AW#17), while helping them raise a total of US$ 222 million across these rounds.
Equip Talents for Today's Digital Career
Since mid-2016, AppWorks School has graduated 106 newly trained software engineers (+47 from 2017) through our 16-week free coding program. 85% of these graduates went on to pursue successful software engineering careers in prominent internet companies such as 91APP, KKBOX, CHOCO TV, PicCollage, and UDN Group with a median starting salary of US$ 21,833 (annually).
(+47 from 2017)
Average Job-Seeking Duration
Placement as Engineer
Median Starting Salary
Finance & Accounting Master
Alumni Community Manager
Head of AppWorks School
Thank You for an Amazing Year!
Tapping into the collective effort of each and every one of our team members, we successfully shifted our focus to AI / Blockchain and made substantial strides in empowering founders across Greater Southeast Asia to fully embrace a smart and decentralized future. We’d like to extend a special thanks to all of our partners and friends in the startup community, and look forward to working together to strengthen the regional ecosystem even further in 2019.