ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronEye IconIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintTitle ChevronIcon Twitter
Business

AI startup Appier gets $33m injection from SoftBank, others

Taiwanese venture looks to expand research capabilities

TOKYO -- Appier, a Taiwanese startup specializing in artificial intelligence, on Wednesday said it has raised $33 million from a group of investors that includes Japanese technology conglomerate SoftBank Group.

Also on board are Japan-based chat app operator Line and its South Korean parent, Naver

Appier co-founder and CEO Yu Chih-han told The Nikkei he expects synergies from the financial partnership, though he said specific plans have yet to be finalized. The startup appears keen to open a second research facility over in Singapore. 

The business has raised over $82 million to date, including the latest round of funding. Its expertise includes digital advertising technology.

(Nikkei)

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

You have {{numberArticlesLeft}} free article{{numberArticlesLeft-plural}} left this monthThis is your last free article this month

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia;
the most dynamic market in the world.

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia

Get trusted insights from experts within Asia itself.

Get trusted insights from experts
within Asia itself.

Try 1 month for $0.99

You have {{numberArticlesLeft}} free article{{numberArticlesLeft-plural}} left this month

This is your last free article this month

Stay ahead with our exclusives on Asia; the most
dynamic market in the world
.

Get trusted insights from experts
within Asia itself.

Try 3 months for $9

Offer ends October 31st

Your trial period has expired

You need a subscription to...

  • Read all stories with unlimited access
  • Use our mobile and tablet apps
See all offers and subscribe

Your full access to Nikkei Asia has expired

You need a subscription to:

  • Read all stories with unlimited access
  • Use our mobile and tablet apps
See all offers
NAR on print phone, device, and tablet media

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more