TAIPEI, Jan. 10 — MOX – The Mobile Only Accelerator – launched its second batch with startups from the US, Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, India, Thailand and Taiwan boasting millions of users from around the globe. MOX is operated by SOSV – The Accelerator VC – the #3 seed investor in the world according to TechCrunch.
“Our goal has been to help the best mobile startups go cross border into mobile-first, mobile-only markets in Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and South America,” says MOX managing director William Bao Bean, who also heads China’s top ranked accelerator program Chinaccelerator. “This batch represents the best of the best, and from our base in Taiwan we help them expand into new markets without wasting money on marketing.”
MOX’s second batch builds on the success of Batch 1, held January to March 2016 in Taipei, which helped drive millions of downloads to the startups. Startups form a long term strategic partnership with MOX kicking off with a three-month accelerator capped by Demo Days on March 7 in Taipei and March 9 in Singapore.
MOX follows a lean startup style, data-driven approach focused on user acquisition, retention and monetization. Superior data allows the MOX platform to help its startups localize, test, and fine-tune apps, services and platforms across multiple markets. Unlike app stores, MOX only requires its startups to have a minimum-viable product (MVP) and allows startups to gain early consumer insights by performing daily or even hourly updates, achieving faster optimization and unparalleled growth in users and revenue.
MOX Batch 2 Companies
ELSA, which stands for English Language Speech Assistant, is an artificial intelligence mobile application that functions as a personal coach to help English learners around the world speak English more correctly and confidently. ELSA is the winner of SXSWedu 2016 Launch Competition.
Eristica is the Global Challenge Network. A simple mobile app that allows you to challenge anyone and everyone around the world in a single tap and watch millions of hilarious video proofs.
Everyday People (Thailand, Singapore)
Mankind Media aka Everyday People app is a social media marketing tool for the masses. Our intention is to enable everyone with a social media account to monetize from it.
Mfoto (Hong Kong)
Mfoto is a multi-media social app that documents your life using the language of film. It easily turns a regular photo or video into movie-like ones, letting you be the director of your life.
LotaData is a backend data platform that provides “Segment Analysis” based on real user habits, locations, and trends. Our smart segments provide incredible “Real People Intelligence” for apps, businesses, and smart cities. LotaData, through mobile location intelligence and predictive analytics, provides the City of San Leandro, California with the ability to optimize city facilities and community programs.
migme (Singapore, Taiwan)
migme is a global digital media company focused on emerging markets. Our apps deliver social entertainment services through our portfolio brands migme, LoveByte, alivenotdead and Sold. migme is listed on the Australian stock exchange (ASX: MIG).
Veooz selects the best stories for you by discovering and analyzing millions of articles from thousands of newspapers, blogs and social media posts. Our app is built on a completely automated platform.
About MOX & SOSV
MOX, the “Mobile-Only Accelerator” of SOSV, was established in Taipei in January 2016. SOSV – The Accelerator VC – is a US-based venture fund with US$300M assets under management operating eight global accelerator programs: MOX for mobile (Taipei), IndieBio and RebelBio for biotech (San Francisco, Cork), HAX and HAX Boost for hardware (Shenzhen, San Francisco), Chinaccelerator for Internet (Shanghai), and Urban-X for smart cities and Food-X for food tech (NYC). SOSV invests in over 150 companies per year and over its two-decade history has a net realized IRR of over 30%, putting it in the top 5% of private equity managers in the world. Learn more about MOX & SOSV here: