CTBC Venture Capital (CTBC Capital) was founded in March 2003 and marked our first foray into the venture capital market. Its main business is investing in companies that demonstrate high growth potential and that are not listed on the centralized or OTC markets. The subsidiary’s diverse portfolio includes investments in information technology, communications, biotechnology, and health care, rounded out by stakes in the cultural and creative industry and alternative energy sector as well as in companies in traditional industries that have performed well and demonstrated strong growth potential.
Among the highlights of CTBC Capital’s short history are collaborating on the second, third, and fourth terms of the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ SME Development Fund, Strategic Service Industry Fund, and Strategic Manufacturing Industry Fund as well as the first and second terms of the Ministry of Culture’s Culture and Creative Industry Fund.
CTBC Capital has been helping foster the development of Taiwan’s creative fields for a nearly decade now, with investments spanning film, television, music, stage, e-books, e-commerce, and sports and leisure.
Its investments in film have borne particularly notable fruit at home. These include the theater that – as the only cinema in Taiwan with the 3D technology to play the movie in its original form – hosted the world premiere of director Ange Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk. In addition, investee Mandarin Vision has itself seen great critical success, in 2017 taking the most honors at the Golden Horse Awards (dubbed the Chinese-language Oscars) for The Great Buddha+, which was also selected as the Taiwanese entry for the Best International Feature Film at that year’s Academy Awards. Then, in 2019, it won six Golden Horse Awards, including Best Director and Best Feature Film, for A Sun.
By leveraging our group’s vast pool of resources to provide its invested companies with more value-added services, CTBC Capital is expanding its markets beyond Taiwan, into Greater China and Southeast Asia.
And as we move forward, on top of pursuing investment returns, we are seeking to find new and more powerful ways to live up to our responsibility to protect the environment. We are committed to investing in businesses that proactively pursue environmental sustainability and to strengthening our risk control measures in order to better ensure optimal risk management and capital allocation. Our goal with this approach is to foster stable and continuous growth while becoming the best partner of every enterprise we work with.
Should you discover any illegal, unethical, or dishonest conduct, we encourage you to contact us following whistleblowing channel: CTBC Venture Capital Co., Ltd., 21F., No. 168, Jingmao 2nd Rd., Nangang Dist., Taipei City 115.