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December 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
FutureWard Central
No. 343
Changchun Rd, Songshan District, Taipei City
Taiwan 105
Innovations in AgTech (Taipei) @ FutureWard Central | Taipei City | Taiwan

Technology has transformed the way food is produced, managed, and distributed with much of that innovation coming from technology startups. The growing field of AgTech (or Agri-tech) includes urban farming, controlled environments, vertical farming, robots, AI, deep learning, drones, satellites, data, and biotech. Attend our event and hear from the leading voices in the space, including entrepreneurs, investors, educators, and growers who are shaping the future of agriculture through the development of new technologies.

Join us for networking, discussions, and technology presentations.


Roger Royse, Founder of Royse Law Firm

Roger Royse, the founder of the Royse Law Firm, works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries. Roger regularly advises on complex tax structuring, high stakes business negotiations and large international financial transactions.

Steven Ridder, Founder of Teralytic

Steve Ridder is founder and CEO of Teralytic, an AgTech firm focused on improving farms’ soil health via Internet of Things (IOT) sensors and analytics. Before founding Teralytic, Steve spent nearly 15 years at Cisco in a variety of Product Management and Business Development roles. Steve has a Bachelors Degree from Harvard University.

Vincent Wang, Chairman of Sunshino Venture Capital

Vincent has over 15 years experience in undertaking investments. He is currently the chairman of Sunsino Venture Capital, which managing several private funds and Taiwan government funds. Prior to current positions, he was the senior vice president and the chief executive officer of the investment committee in Taishin Venture Capital Investment Co.

Kevin Yu, Founder of Taiwan Accelerator

A serial entrepreneur since the age of 23, Kevin has founded numerous companies (one of which was a VC firm), and has raised more than USD240 million for his own companies and other startups. Prior to TA, he was the co-founder of MZ Group, the world’s leading independent IR firm, helping more than 600 companies in 14 countries with public listing and investor relations management.

Tony Yu, Engineering Partner at Mesh Ventures

Having worked in industries of embedded software, IC design, telecommunications, and consumer electronics, Tony has two decades of management experiences in R&D and worldwide business development. At Mesh, an IoT-centric venture capital firm, Tony and his partners are particularly interested in exploring applications and services that take advantages of the IoT technologies. They have identified the key formula that will significantly increase the success rate of early-stage IoT companies.

Tony holds Dual Master’s degrees (Electrical Engineering and Management Science of Engineering) from Stanford University, California. He has been a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2002.

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