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About

Overview
"Leading the EV Innovation Charge" Mosaic Venture Lab accelerates the future of mobility by bridging global automotive leaders with East Asia's advanced manufacturing ecosystems. Headquartered in Taiwan, we run targeted acceleration programs, conduct market research, and advise corporates on tapping into the region's vibrant mobility innovations across electric, autonomous and connected vehicles. With over a decade of experience identifying, evaluating and accelerating transportation technology companies throughout Taiwan, Japan and Korea, Mosaic offers unrivaled insight into East Asia's mobility ecosystems. Our team members boast backgrounds spanning automotive, electronics and semiconductors across the region. We leverage these networks to connect corporations with emerging innovations.

Semiconductor

Home to the world's largest contract chipmaker, TSMC, Taiwan manufactures over 70% of the world's semiconductor foundry revenue, solidifying its pivotal position in the forefront of technological innovation.

  • Integrated Chip Design

  • Semiconductor Packaging and Testing

  • Analog and Digital Chips

  • Advanced Sensor

Automotive

Taiwan plays a crucial role in the supply chain of 75% of Tesla components. Beyond the major Tier-1 suppliers in Germany, Japan, and the USA, a substantial number of Tier-2 suppliers are Taiwanese SMEs and corporations.

  • Electrification

  • Infotainment

  • Connectivity

  • Powertrain System

Healthcare

Taiwan's 13th position in the 2022 World Index of Healthcare Innovation, scoring 49.81, reflects its excellence in top-tier medical care, advanced biotech, pharmaceuticals, and smart ICT solutions, contributing significantly to the global medical landscape.

  • Medical Devices

  • Biotechnology

  • Pharmaceutical

  • Digital Healthcare

Sustainability

TSMC accounts for roughly 5% of the energy consumption in Taiwan, even exceeding that of the capital city Taipei. This initiative was thus expected to accelerate the transformation to renewable energy in the country.

  • Renewable Energy

  • Energy Storage

  • Smart Grid

  • Circular Economy

Photonics

Taiwan leads the global photonics industry, producing over 90% of photonic inspection equipment and 80% of precision optical components worldwide.

  • Photonic Integrated Circuits

  • Co-Packaged Optics

  • Optoelectronics

  • Quantum Photonic

Advanced Materials

An intriguing fact about Taiwan's advanced materials industry lies in its substantial global contribution, producing over 30% of the world's high-performance carbon fiber. 

  • Metamaterials

  • Superconductor

  • Composites

  • Smart Materials

Team

Volker Heistermann

Managing Director

Volker Heistermann
Managing Director
A senior technology executive with expertise in Corporate Innovation, Management & Partnership Development spanning the Silicon Valley, Europe & Asia. Volker brings to mind a 'Campfire' ambiance.

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Johnny Yu

Managing Director

Johnny Yu
Managing Director
A senior venture capitalist with venture investment and M&A experiences in semiconductor and biotech. In addition to his primary role, he has gained notable recognition for his personal interests in "deal exit".

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Ken Huang

Program Director

Ken Huang
Program Director
Sourcing technologies for global automakers, electronics and construction conglomerates, and conducting research and organizing international roadshows. He is a huge fan of the “Linkin Park”.

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George Su

Program Manager

George Su
Program Manager
Young & passionate researcher that scouts near deep future technologies. Youthful yet grounded, he's a family man with a stable home life.

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Wingdow Wu

Marketing Manager

Wingdow Wu
Marketing Manager
Passionate, highly committed and self-motivated person with talent in branding and design. He is also known as “Wingdow” as his stage name as a rapper.

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Doris Lin

Marketing Specialist

Doris Lin
Marketing Specialist
Skilled in visual design, UI/UX, and branding. Open to exploring diverse possibilities. She handles alcohol well.

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Jade Cheng

Project Manager

Jade Cheng
Project Manager
Experienced in cross-functional collaboration, project coordination, budgeting, and quality control. Proficient in fostering stakeholder communication and collaboration for success. She's someone who consistently empowers the women's community through her life.

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Josh Li

Sr. UI/UX Manager

Josh Li
Sr. UI/UX Manager
With a data-driven mindset, he deeply understands and empathizes with users, which allows him to implement the UCD concept in his process. focusing on every detail and ensuring technical feasibility. Kicking back with a bike ride after a long day's work is kind of his thing.

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Cody Kuo

Industrial Designer

Cody Kuo
Industrial Designer
A passionate and creative designer based in Taiwan. Specialize in Product and web design. Whom always open to exciting collaborations and opportunities to bring innovative ideas to life. Passionate about crafting limitless opportunities where creativity and design converge.

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Jim Wu

Research Analyst

Jim Wu
Research Analyst
Enthusiastic young researcher delving into cutting-edge technologies, particularly within the automotive industry and its future advancements. Despite being a newcomer to the field, he brings strong passion and eagerness to contribute to the dynamic world of future technologies.

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Zoe Liang

Strategic research assistant

Zoe Liang
Strategic research assistant

Charles Fu

Research associate

Charles Fu
Research associate
Global Advisor

Bruce Bateman

Technology

Dr. Volker Kaeser

Automotive

Melanie Edwards

Sustainability

Prof. Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Engineering Lead

Deborah Magid

Innovation

Todd Lin

Corp. Development

Mosaic Venture Lab Family

Mosaic Venture Lab

Mosaic Venture Lab, originally co-founded in 2018 by a German-American entrepreneur, initially focused on hands-on product development and venture building in the automotive industry. The inception coincided with the electric vehicle boom in 2018, driven by the prominence of Tesla and the Apple Titan Project, coupled with strong relationships with European car automakers. Subsequently, Mosaic welcomed an experienced biotech investor who co-founded a cell-tech-based accelerator program in Taiwan, dedicated to advancing cell therapy technology with support from the Taiwanese contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO). Evolving further, Mosaic established Tessera, a subsidiary with a mission to enhance the aesthetics of Taiwan in every dimension. Presently, Mosaic operates as a holding company for Celltech and Tessera, embodying a commitment to innovation across diverse sectors, also known as the Mosaic Family.

CellTech

Celltech Innovation Venture Studio Co., Ltd. is dedicated to driving innovation and advancement in the field of cell and gene therapy. Cell and gene therapy is a globally renowned emerging biotechnology industry, and our vision is to assist entrepreneurs and business leaders in translating cell therapy technologies into practical applications by providing financial support, professional consulting, and commercialization training services. We aim to establish an entrepreneurial ecosystem that fosters the growth and development of startup teams while collaborating with investors and industry partners to drive the commercialization of cell therapy technologies.

tessera

tessera Design specializes in helping startup teams create memorable brand narratives because we firmly believe that a compelling brand story is the key to success. But we don't stop there; we also assist accelerators and corporations in building their brands. Our professional, creative team is dedicated to uncovering each startup's or business's unique value and presenting it in a captivating narrative. We believe every brand story deserves to be heard and to resonate with its audience.