Feb. 21, 2022

UVC: Jessica Liu from Appworks Ventures on their accelerator program, the emergence and implications of current digital developments for businesses and investors, and some tips to be on time at the Web3 party

UVC: Jessica Liu from Appworks Ventures on their accelerator program, the emergence and implications of current digital developments for businesses and investors, and some tips to be on time at the Web3 party

Understanding VC is a deep dive on how Venture Capitalists work. In this episode, I explore with Jessica Liu from Appworks, the imminent developments in the digital world, the emergence of Web3, and the implications of these changes on the Southeast Asian market. Jessica also shares some useful insights on how entrepreneurs and investors can make the best of this transitional phase, and keep up with the latest advancements in technology and the VC ecosystem. She further talks about the Appworks Accelerator Program which is designed to provide equity-free support, and how it configures amongst the positive developments in the Taiwanese and Southeast Asian global market.


In this episode you will learn:

  • Jessica Liu’s journey from Associate in charge of the accelerator to a Partner at Appworks, a platform that connects investors and businesses, acting as an integral catalyst in Taiwan’s VC ecosystem in addition to being a venture fund.
  • What is the equity-free Appwork Accelerator Program? How does it offer support and guidance to founders?
  • The importance of the ‘dating period’ for the sustenance of a startup-VC relationship.
  • Which domains is Appworks looking to invest in? 
  • What does Appworks’ portfolio spectrum look like?
  • Jessica’s idea of ‘founder exchange’, one of Appworks’ best strategies to boost founders’ growth and optimize outputs. 
  • Appworks’ customized method of mentor-mentee relationship building, while staying clear of the matchmaker role.
  • As an industry expert, what does Jessica think about the emerging possibilities of Web3? How would the ongoing digital revolution change the startup and investment landscape?

About

Jessica is a Partner leading our efforts in Southeast Asia and the region’s burgeoning blockchain ecosystem. She loves helping visionary founders realize their full potential. Jessica has been active in the digital industry since 2010, starting her career managing online marketing for Standard Chartered Bank’s cross-selling strategies before joining AppWorks in 2014. At AppWorks, Jessica has been closely watching the development of consumer internet applications, especially as they intersect with the increasing ubiquity of deep technologies. She previously served as an Associate in charge of our Accelerator and Southeast Asia initiatives amongst many other major projects before becoming a Partner in 2019. Jessica received her B.B.A from the University of Southern California.
 

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Jessica Liu

Partner at AppWorks Ventures

Jessica is a Partner leading our efforts in Southeast Asia and the region’s burgeoning blockchain ecosystem. She loves helping visionary founders realize their full potential. Jessica has been active in the digital industry since 2010, starting her career managing online marketing for Standard Chartered Bank’s cross-selling strategies before joining AppWorks in 2014. At AppWorks, Jessica has been closely watching the development of consumer internet applications, especially as they intersect with the increasing ubiquity of deep technologies. She previously served as an Associate in charge of our Accelerator and Southeast Asia initiatives amongst many other major projects before becoming a Partner in 2019. Jessica received her B.B.A from the University of Southern California.