AppWorks

Founded 2009
Founders I-Chien Jan Jamie Lin

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Total investments 48
Average round size
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The average size of a deal this fund participated in
$6M
Portfolio companies 46
Rounds per year 4.00
Lead investments 11
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How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
0.15
Exits 3
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Seed

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Apps
  • Information Technology
  • Financial Services
  • Internet
Summary

AppWorks appeared to be the VC, which was created in 2009. The venture was found in Asia in Taiwan. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Taipei.

This organization was formed by Jamie Lin.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the AppWorks, startups are often financed by MindWorks Ventures, CyberAgent Capital, 01vc. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are MindWorks Ventures, 91Capital, Substance Capital. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by MindWorks Ventures, Substance Capital, Crystal Stream Capital.

The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - Taiwan. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Uber, Lalamove, ShopBack. Besides, a startup needs to be aged 2-3 years to get the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Advertising, Apps.

Comparing to the other companies, this AppWorks performs on 21 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The fund is constantly included in 2-6 investment rounds annually. The high activity for fund was in 2016. When the investment is from AppWorks the average startup value is more than 1 billion dollars. The common things for fund are deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars. The top amount of exits for fund were in 2019. Speaking about the real fund results, this VC is 6 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRoundRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

XREX Inc.

Bitcoin
Cryptocurrency
Financial Services
FinTech
Information Technology
SaaS
Software
1
$17M21 Aug 2021 Taiwan, New Taipei

Tinvio

B2B
E-Commerce
Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile
Mobile Apps
Mobile Payments
Supply Chain Management
1
$12M15 Jul 2021

Animoca Brands

Apps
Casual Games
Developer Platform
Gaming
Mobile
n/a
$88M13 May 2021 China, Hong Kong Island

Yummy Corp

Catering
Food and Beverage
Food Delivery
Food Processing
1
$12M25 Sep 2020 Indonesia, Cianjur

Financial Services
FinTech
Mobile Payments
Payments
1
$20M27 Jul 2020 China, Hong Kong Island

InfraDigital Nusantara

Financial Services
Information Technology
1
28 Jun 2020 Indonesia, Jakarta

WeMo Scooter

Autonomous Vehicles
Business Information Systems
Rental
1
17 Jun 2020 Taiwan, New Taipei

Beam

Electric Vehicle
Last Mile Transportation
Sharing Economy
Transportation
1
$26M01 Jun 2020

HarukaEdu

Education
Internet
1
18 Nov 2019 Indonesia, Jakarta
News
Blockchain startup XREX gets $17M to make cross-border trade faster

– Blockchain startup XREX raised $17m in pre-Series A funding.
– The round was led by CDIB Capital Group and joined by SBI Investment, Global Founders Capital, ThreeD Capital, E.Sun Venture Capital, Systex Corporation, MetaPlanet Holdings, AppWorks, BlackMarble, New Economy Ventures and Seraph Group.
– The company plans to apply for financial licenses in Singapore, Hong Kong and South Africa, and partner with banks and financial institutions, like payment gateways.

Singapore-based Tinvio raises $12M Series A to build financial services for supply chain merchants

– Singapore-based startup Tinvio raised $12m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by AppWorks Ventures, with participation from strategic investor MUFG Innovation Partners, a venture capital firm for collaborations between startups and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.
– All of Tinvio’s existing investors — Sequoia Capital India’s Surge, Global Founders Capital and Partech Ventures — also returned for its Series A, which brings Tinvio’s total raised to $18.5 million.
– Tinvio’s last funding announcement was a $5.5 million seed round in April 2020.

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