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Around the World in a Blink - Jun'20

Updated: Jul 4, 2022

Taipei, Taiwan

Taiwan Tech Arena is doing an outstanding job of promoting and supporting their entrepreneurs, and the Taipei startup ecosystem progress is proof of that.

Notable Unicorns and Startups:

  • Appier uses AI to facilitate marketing decision.

  • AetherAI is a medical image AI company that focuses on improving digital pathology.


Kyoto, Japan

Jetro Kyoto and Kyoto Prefecture have shown us the bright future of Japan. It’s inspiring to see the public sector in Kyoto doing what’s needed to adjust course and claim their city’s rightful place as an innovation global hub.

Notable Unicorns and Startups:

  • Hacarus- provides lightweight AI tools for medical and manufacturing fields.

  • Kyoto Startup Visa- launched in April 2020 by Kyoto Prefecture, it enables foreign entrepreneurs who wish to set up their business in Kyoto with an expedited visa.


Moscow, Russia

Moscow Agency of Innovations is doing its best to show talent to the world. They know the future of their ecosystem is much more secure if it’s a well-connected global hub instead of a domestic market-based regional hub, and we salute them for that.

Notable Unicorns and Startups:

  • Moscow Seed Fund- Loans of up to 530,000 RUB ($7,600) for innovations at seed and pre-seed stages.

  • Genotek- delivers genetic tests that improve health, save lives, and help in family planning.

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