We are living through times where the opportunity for social media as a sales channel cannot be ignored. It is the sheer amount of time spent by people, especially younger generations, on social media apps that are making social commerce the new indisputable market trend.
Last month, National startup brand – Startup Island Taiwan, held the ceremony event in Taipei 101 to award the 9 startups that were selected as NEXT BIG. Going global is their primary mission, and the Japanese market might be their first stop.
Staying ahead in retail is no longer just about being on the right platforms with the right technologies, but adopting the right strategy to attract fans, personalise brand experiences and gain customer loyalty.
To take on larger enterprises that have the resources and preparedness to cope with the new digital environment, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Asia Pacific need better access to advanced AI technologies to navigate the evolving landscape.
Startup.info interviewed Sega Cheng, Co-founder & CEO at iKala, on how he built the culture of the company, and how iKala empowers businesses with AI. iKala consists of two main business pillars—iKala Cloud and iKala Commerce, both of which are highly relevant to business sustainability in and post COVID-19.
iKala, a Taiwan-based startup that develops AI to help clients make marketing decisions, plans to launch in Indonesia and Malaysia after raising a $17 Series B. The round is led by Wistron Digital Technology Holding Company, an investment arm of Wistron, with participation from existing investors Hotung and Pacific Venture Partners.