M17 Entertainment (previously Paktor)

Joseph Phua, Co-Founder & CEO

Jeffrey Huang, Co-Founder & Chairman

COUNTRY: Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan and Southeast Asia
SECTOR: Media and Entertainment
FUND: Technology and Innovation Fund I
STAGE: Growth

M17 Entertainment, a diversified media group, enables its 40 million users to connect real-time with a community of live streamers and engage directly with those influencers by offering them virtual gifts. The company now headquartered in Taiwan has a dominant position in several markets in Asia, including Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Japan. Under the group umbrella, they also have the dating applications – Paktor, GoodNight and Down- and have expanded into social commerce, esports and original contents.

Asian live-streaming service M17 raises $40M for expansion, (2 Aug 2017)

Paktor merges with 17 Media to create M17 Entertainment – Tech in Asia, (25 April 2017)

Paktor continues spending spree, acquires Groopify and Goodnight, (8 Feb 2017)

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