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Skype Co-Founder Geoffrey Prentice to Invest Taiwan Startups

By Korbin Lan
Published: Sep 24,2015

TAIPEI, Taiwan - Geoffrey Prenticr, co-founder of Skype, said that yesterday the Oriente Holding, his ventrure capital & Private Equity firm, will formally enter to Taiwan to invest potential startups in Taiwan.

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Geoffrey Prentice was invited by Taiwan government for one-week visit to be the visiting startup entrepreneur. In addition, he will meet with Taiwan's startup groups and visit enterprise incubation organization during this journey.

Prestige said that Taiwan was his first stop while he promoted Skype business, thus the relationship with Taiwan's companies has been for over 30 years. The momentum of startup is strongly growing in Taiwan and that is why he choose it. Next, the company will employ domestic experts to seek the target company.

Until now, Orient Holding has formed 4 incubation groups in Shanghai of China, Kansas of USA, Spain and Estonia respectively. The investment fund of project is amounted to between 5 million and 0.25 billion in field of Fintech and the others.

The headquarter of Orient Holding is located in HK, mainly aiming at global startup group outside Silicon Valley.

(TR/Yiting Wang)

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