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Investor type Accelerator
Founders I-Chien Jan Jamie Lin


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Total investments 70
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 59
Rounds per year 5.38
Lead investments 12
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 5
Key employees 1
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • E-Commerce
  • Information Technology
  • Apps
  • Internet
  • Software

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

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


$2M19 Apr 2022 -


Trading Platform
$6M04 Apr 2022 Kowloon, Hong Kong, China


Trading Platform
$4M16 Feb 2022 Pinggirrawa Barat, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia


$40M15 Feb 2022 Singapore, Central, Singapore


Financial Services
Real Estate
$4M07 Feb 2022 Singapore, Central Region, Singapore


$2M17 Jan 2022 Taipei, Taiwan


$3M06 Jan 2022 Akron, Ohio, United States

Numbers Protocol

Data Integration
Information Technology
Mobile Apps
01 Dec 2021 New Taipei, Taiwan


$40M21 Nov 2021 Singapore, Central, Singapore
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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