The goal of this project is to build an information transparent environment for innovation and entrepreneurship by unveiling the trend of global early-stage investment. For this purpose, we adopt three major strategic thrusts: 'enhance information literacy,' 'enhance innovated insight” and 'enhance the linkage.'
In terms of 'enhance information literacy,' we construct a database which contains deals of equity investment, projects of crowdfunding and information from startup related medium around the world. In 2017, we provide a more user-friendly information service, interpret and analyze early capital data movements more dynamically, and publish all the achievements of the project through the FINDIT platform. Furthermore, based on FINDIT database, we strengthen the function of the CrowdTest which helps the reward-based crowdfunding proposer to compare the key success factors with success projects, and establish the Valuation Estimator (VE) to help the pre-revenue startups evaluate market value of their business.
As of the innovated insight enhancement, we conduct research on 'Crowdfunding Fund Flow and Innovative Trend Analysis'. Also, we analyze the reward and equity crowdfunding trend, monitor the public opinion of investment in early-stage capital market (ESCM), innovation and investment network, and interpret the real-time information and case studies. Secondly, to capture the dynamics in ESCM, we provide the monthly reports to reveal the latest news and trends in ESCM, covering such topics as innovation and entrepreneurship trends, crowdfunding observation, equity investment trends, analysis on important topics, and entrepreneurship and fundraising resources in Taiwan and abroad. The monthly reports are delivered via different channels so as to achieve the goal of 'enhancing insight' to the public.
To 'enhance the linkage,' by cooperating with domestic strategic partners such as crowdfunding platforms, accelerators, incubation centers and institutions, angel investors or institutional investors, etc., we hold several entrepreneurship seminars and match meetings. Second, in the promotion part, the Facebook fan page, e-Newsletters and FINDIT platform are three channels to promote our activities and events. Third, through the offline mode, we hold FINDIT platform promotion seminars to introduce the FINDIT platform to the investors and startups. Moreover, with the exchange and connection of overseas innovation and entrepreneurship-related entities, as well as hosting the global angel and venture investment summit, this project is able to make connections between local startups/investors and international investors, and increase the exposure of the domestic startups to international markets.