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Company profile

Appier is a technology company which aims to provide artificial intelligence (AI) platforms to help enterprises solve their most challenging business problems. Appier was established in 2012 by a passionate team of computer scientists and engineers with expertise in AI, data analysis and distributed systems. Appier serves around 1,000 global brands and agencies from offices in 14 markets across Asia, including Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Osaka, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta, Seoul, and Bangkok.

Investment

Appier has raised over US$82 million in total funding (Seed, Series A, B and C), including:

US$6 million in Series A funding from Sequoia

US$42.5 million in Series B funding from FirstFloor Capital, JAFCO Asia, MediaTek Ventures, Pavilion Capital International, Qualgro, Sequoia Capital, TransLink Capital, UOB Venture Management and WI Harper

US$33 million in Series C funding from SoftBank Group, LINE Corporation, NAVER Corporation, EDBI and AMTD Group

Market expansion
Headquartered in Taipei, Appier serves more than 1,000 global brands and agencies from offices in fourteen cities across Asia, including Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta, Seoul, Sydney, Bangkok and Osaka.
Team
Appier currently has over 200 employees. Appier is formed by a passionate team of computer scientists and engineers with experience in AI, data analysis, distributed systems, and marketing. Colleagues come from Google, Intel, Yahoo, as well as renowned AI research groups in Harvard University and Stanford University
Leadership Team
Chih-Han Yu
Chief Executive Officer / Co-founder
Yu leads Appier’s product development and business teams, building AI to make cross screen easy for clients. He worked on iconic AI projects such as Stanford’s DARPA Challenge self-driving car and Little Dog before leaving academia.
Winnie Lee
Chief Operating Officer / Co-founder
Lee is responsible for building, growing and scaling Appier’s operations across 14 markets in Asia while helping to drive the company’s business strategy.
Joe Su
Chief Technology Officer / Co-founder
Su joined Appier as a founding member. A nationally ranked programmer in high school, he brings with him a lifelong passion for hacking and systems engineering.
Hsuan-Tien Lin
Chief Data Scientist
A beloved figure in Asia’s artificial intelligence community, Lin oversees Appier’s AI team. He joins Appier from National Taiwan University, where he served as Associate Professor of Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering.
Fabrizio Caruso
Chief Revenue Officer
As head of Appier’s sales team, Caruso is responsible for the success of our clients. He brings senior leadership experience from the likes of Opera Software, Out There Media, Buongiorno and Amdocs.
Sean Chu
Chief Strategy Officer
With over two decades of experience in enterprise technology and media, Chu is responsible for strategy at Appier. Chu is based in Tokyo and also leads Appier’s operations in Japan and Korea.
Junde Yu
Chief Business Officer
At Appier, Yu will be responsible for the company’s enterprise business, which includes Aixon, an AI-based data intelligence platform. Yu was previously Managing Director of Asia Pacific of App Annie, the leading app intelligence company. Yu brings more than ten years of experience with Internet startups.
Investors
Locations
Taipei
8F, No. 123, Songren Road, Taipei 110, Taiwan.
T: +886-2-8780-2800
Tokyo
MORI Tower (Atago Green Hills), 40F, 2-5-1 Atago, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-6240, Japan
T: +81-3-6435-6617
Osaka
〒530-0004 Dojima Axis building, 4F, 2 −2−28 Dōjimahama,Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
T: +81-6-6123-7527
Singapore
8 Marina View #14-11 Asia Square Tower 1 Singapore 018960
T: +65-6320-9760
Ho Chi Minh
Unit 620.1, Level 6, Me Linh Point Tower, 2 Ngo Duc Ke Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
T: +84-908-666-254
Sydney
Level 4, room 415, Plaza Building, Australia Square, 95 Pitt Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
T: +61-403-752363
Hong Kong
15F Soundwill Plaza II-Midtown, 1-29 Tang Lung Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
T: +852-9020-4455
Mumbai
A33, Quest, 1st Floor, Parinee Crescenzo, G Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India 400051
T: +91-992-004-5050
New Delhi
Level 12, Tower C, Building 8, DLF Cyber City Complex DLF City Phase II, Gurgaon, Haryana, 122002, India
T: +91-995-844-0088
Jakarta
12th Floor, JI H.R Rasuma Said, Blox X2 Kav. 6, Jakarta,Indonesia 12950
T: +62-81-5807-7613
Manila
5th Floor, 110 Legazpi Street, Legazpi Village, Makati City 1229, Philippines
T: +63-917-842-5322
Seoul
2nd floor, 14 Teheran-ro 82-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
T: +82-2-2138-7541
Kuala Lumpur
L-07-01, Level 7, Unit 709, Block L, Solaris Mont Kiara, No. 2, Jalan Solaris Mont Kiara, 50480 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T: +60-122-015-265
Bangkok
1 Empire Tower, 47th floor, unit 4703,4704 South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok, 10120, Thailand
T: +66 26861249

Milestones

2017

November Appier appoints Junde Yu as Chief Business Officer and Charles Ng as Vice President of Enterprise Artificial Intelligence

September Appier appoints Sean Chu as Chief Strategy Officer

August Appier raises US$33 million in Series C funding

July Branch office set up in Osaka, Japan

May Branch office set up in Bangkok, Thailand

2016

December Appier raises US$19.5 million in Series B2 funding

February Appier appointed Dr. Hsuan-Tien Lin as a Chief Data Scientist

2015

November Appier raises US$23 million in Series B1 funding

September Branch office set up in Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta and Hong Kong

July Branch office set up in Manila, Philippines

April Branch office set up in Sydney, Australia

2014

December Branch office set up in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

July Branch office set up in Tokyo, Japan

June Appier receives Series A funding from Sequoia Capital

March Branch office set up in Singapore

2012

June Appier established in Taipei, Taiwan