The four-year goal of this plan is to eliminate gaps in early-stage fund knowledge and promote financing for startups. This plan includes three core strategies: (1) platform optimization; (2) fund connection; and (3) policy formulation. In addition, the content and structure of this plan will be expanded and adjusted according to the phased progress of 'demand-driven, optimized experience,' 'dynamic adjustment in response to demand,' 'online-offline combination to boost fundraising,' and 'value increase through integration of benefits' in order to eliminate gaps in early-stage fund knowledge and improve the efficiency of identifying business opportunities, while providing financing assistance to strengthen financing and investment competencies.
With regard to platform optimization, this plan is positioned to support financing for startup companies, reduce information costs and increase knowledge of startup fundraising through the optimization of early-stage fund information platform FINDIT, and assist companies and investors in keeping abreast of global innovative technologies, industry trends, and early-stage investment developments. In response to the problems encountered by startups in the financing process, platform solutions are established in order to overcome immediate problems arising from various information asymmetries encountered by startups through the platform, so that startups can obtain financing in a smooth manner.
In terms of fund connection, this plan assists startup companies in improving fundraising readiness, and connect them to early-stage investment sources at home and abroad, thereby enhancing matching of funds and resources. This plan also helps startups improve fundraising competencies and entrepreneurial knowledge through various physical activities such as fundraising coaching and fund matching, sharing and knowledge dissemination through seminars, etc., to realize the substantive benefits of this plan and promote investments in startup companies. Furthermore, based on the needs of startups and investors, this plan provides practical and accurate research reports related to early-stage funds so that startups and investors can obtain more reference information to overcome the problems they face. Early-stage fund knowledge sharing sessions are organized through cooperation with the relevant organizations, such as Startup Terrace in Linkou, accelerators or overseas incubators, to guide startups on using the platform, so as to exhibit the value of using the platform and rapidly disseminate its benefits. Angel investor groups and private venture capital firms at home are invited to participate in this plan, while coaching sessions, matchmaking sessions and investor forums are organized. Operating practices and investment experience in overseas early-stage smart money are also introduced through synchronous video conferencing at international level. In addition, a stage is set up to increase the exposure of investors and startup companies, as well as interactions between them, in order to facilitate knowledge sharing and promotion, thereby increasing the chances of success in matchmaking, and vitalizing domestic early-stage investment environment.
As for policy formulation, this plan realizes the mechanism of the think tank for small and medium enterprise (SME) and startup financing policy to keep abreast of the developments of SME and startup policies, assist in formulating feasible, specific strategies, and support the development of startups in our country. Consultation and analysis of responses and suggestions with respect to real-time major issues at home and abroad are provided in a timely manner. This plan also supports related strategic measures such as financing and investment planning, and financial coaching system, and provides related legal consultation, in order to establish a complete financing system and improve the financial support system.
This year, a complete startup environment with 'market, entrepreneurship, and investment' information transparency and coaching resources is established through platform optimization, fund connection, and policy formulation, in order to gradually overcome gaps, such as 'lack of entrepreneurial knowledge and market awareness' and 'inadequate early-stage fund information', assist startups in overcoming the problem of information asymmetry, increasing entrepreneurial competencies, and enhancing the identification of market opportunities. Early-stage fund injections and related resources are also incorporated to increase startup success rate and create more job opportunities. Furthermore, this plan implements the 'funding improvement' measures in the Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan to promote knowledge diffusion and specific output benefits, thereby creating innovative value and improving the startup ecosystem.