Published On: Thu, Aug 20th, 2020

AI-based patron rendezvous height iKala raises $17 million to enhance in Southeast Asia

Taiwanese startup iKala, that offers an synthetic intelligence-based patron merger and rendezvous platform, will enhance into new Southeast Asian markets after lifting a $17 million Series B. The turn was led by Wistron Digital Technology Holding Company, a investment arm of a wiring manufacturer, with appearance from returning investors Hotung Investment Holdings Limited and Pacific Venture Partners. It brings iKala’s sum lifted so distant to $30.3 million.

The new appropriation will be used to launch in Indonesia and Malaysia, and enhance in markets where iKala already operates, including Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, a Philippines, Vietnam and Japan. Wistron Digital Technology Holding Company, that also offers large information analytics, will offer as a vital investor, and this also outlines a Taiwanese firm’s entrance into Southeast Asia.

IKala’s products are targeted toward e-commerce companies, and embody KOL Radar, for influencer marketing, and Shoplus, a amicable commerce use focused on Southeast Asian markets.

In a matter about a funding, iKala house member Lee-feng Chien, former handling executive during Google Taiwan, said, “Taiwan has an glorious repute for carrying some of a best high-tech talents in both hardware and program around a region. With Wistron as a vital partner, iKala can turn a vital pushing force for transforming Taiwan into an AI attention and talent heart in Asia.”

While Taiwan’s record attention is best-known for hardware, generally semiconductor manufacturers like Foxconn and TSMC, a new stand of startups are assisting a nation settle a repute for AI prowess.

In further to iKala, these embody Appier, that also provides a patron analytics, and craving interpretation height WritePath. Big American tech companies, including Amazon, Google and Microsoft, have also set adult AI-focused investigate and growth centers in Taiwan, sketch on a country’s engineering talent and supervision programs.

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