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Past experience has shown that NGOs (Non-governmental organizations) play a crucial role in the event of a disaster. NGOs in Taiwan started to mushroom after the lifting of martial law in 1987. Many Taiwanese NGOs have provided international humanitarian aid since 1990s.
Venture capital (VC) has been a major force behind one country’s high tech industry and Israel's thriving venture capital industry has played an important role in the booming high-tech sector. Earlier in March, 8 Israeli venture capital companies came to Taiwan to seek investment and partnership opportunities. Among which, Giza has had close cooperation with Taiwan. Giza has been at the forefront of Israel's venture capital industry for more than 20 years and since its establishment in 1992, Giza has invested in more than 100 startups and has achieved 36 successful exits.
The importance of venture capital for the funding of new companies is universally recognized. Many large companies today including Federal Express and Intel were funded by venture capitalists. Venture capitalism is vibrant and active in Israel.Investment in Israeli companies has been growing because of the impressive gains and profits which have been registered in Israel over the past few years. Intel, Samsung, Apple, Facebook and Google have investment in Israel. According to the statistics, in the last decade, investment in Israel has reached US$ 6 billion. And according to IVC Research Center, Israel’s leading research center specializing in analyzing and monitoring Israel’s high-tech industry, Israeli venture capital funds raised US$ 526 million in 2013
Radio is the most important news medium in Haiti, with more than 90% of the population enjoying radio access as newspapers are few and the literacy rate is low. Radio Metropole, founded in 1970, is one of the most popular radio stations in Haiti providing news updates and other information on Haiti.
The director general of Mozambique Investment Promotion Centre, Dr. Lourenço Sebastião Sambo recently visited Taiwan to promote investment and he said Taiwanese small businesses can also invest in Mozambique.