Who We Are

Drive Catalyst, the venture capital arm of Far Eastern Group, is committed to propelling innovative technologies that enhance how our world functions, aiming for smarter and sustainable solutions. Since launching in 2019, we have championed numerous groundbreaking startups across Asia, North America, and Europe.

We understand the swift pace of change in today’s world, and we are built for speed and decisive action — it is part of our core. Our vision has always been focused on the long-term: investing in the future and supporting founders who are dedicated to making a tangible impact.

Backed by one of Taiwan’s largest and most diverse conglomerates, we leverage our extensive network to foster valuable interactions with the Far Eastern Group’s leaders. We facilitate strategic introductions to executives across various sectors, including corporate strategy, product development, and research and development.

Our mission is clear: to act as the catalyst for innovation. We form partnerships with founders who share our commitment to crafting a better future. Together, we transform visionary ideas into reality, paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow.

Our Leadership

As a global citizen – having lived in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, United States, and finally putting down roots in Taiwan – it is a distinct honor to head a corporate venture capital fund that looks beyond the financial returns and embraces diversity.

After years of rotating within companies in the Far Eastern Group, learning from incredible leaders, and absorbing Far Eastern’s values – I assumed leadership of this team in 2019. I see DRIVE Catalyst as an engine of change – a way to continue Far Eastern’s tradition of technological advancement and connect promising new startups to our experienced industry leaders. I hope to grow our network of like-minded people interested in making things better, making life easier, and taking care of the world for future generations.

Our affiliates’ many sustainable initiatives and commitments to the circular economy inspire us to seek innovative technologies that can make a difference in the world. DRIVE Catalyst’s strength comes from our culture of collaboration, diversity, and transparency. The work we do with our partners today will undoubtedly make a better world tomorrow.

Our Leadership

As a global citizen – having lived in Brazil, Argentina, Canada, United States, and finally putting down roots in Taiwan – it is a distinct honor to head a corporate venture capital fund that looks beyond the financial returns and embraces diversity.

After years of rotating within companies in the Far Eastern Group, learning from incredible leaders, and absorbing Far Eastern’s values – I assumed leadership of this team in 2019. I see DRIVE Catalyst as an engine of change – a way to continue Far Eastern’s tradition of technological advancement and connect promising new startups to our experienced industry leaders. I hope to grow our network of like-minded people interested in making things better, making life easier, and taking care of the world for future generations.

Our affiliates’ many sustainable initiatives and commitments to the circular economy inspire us to seek innovative technologies that can make a difference in the world. DRIVE Catalyst’s strength comes from our culture of collaboration, diversity, and transparency. The work we do with our partners today will undoubtedly make a better world tomorrow.

Our Team

Our Team

Lucas Wang
Sophia Su
Kleo Weng
Barbara Ko
Ding Wei Law

FAR EASTERN GROUP


If a man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions, the same is true for a company.
Far Eastern Group began with a simple textile factory; seven decades later, it is woven into the fabric of society.

If a man’s worth is no greater than his ambitions, the same is true for a company.
Far Eastern Group began with a simple textile factory; seven decades later, it is woven into the fabric of society.

A glimpse at Far Eastern Group’s record of past growth highlights its great promise for the future. Take a look at where we are now next to our humble beginnings – with billions of USD in assets from a few bundles of cotton; a diverse group of 243 businesses from a single textile plant; tens of thousands of employees from an initial few – reaching across the oceans from Taiwan, the momentum is unmistakable.

Far Eastern Group now spans ten significant industries globally – textiles, cement, petrochemicals, telecommunications, shipping, retail, finance, construction, hotel, and philanthropy. The group’s 74-year history is not just one of business expansion but also an invaluable record of reform and innovation.

Far Eastern has helped shape Taiwan’s economy, culture, and quality of life. It has broadened people’s horizons and improved the standard of living in cities throughout Taiwan. Far Eastern Group is at the forefront of change today and still building bridges for a better world tomorrow.

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10 Listed Companies

10 Listed Companies

Far Eastern New Century

World’s third-largest polyester producer with diverse and vertically integrated businesses in petrochemical, PET, and textile.

Asia Cement Corporation

Taiwan’s second-largest cement producer.

Asia Cement (China)

China’s top-ten leading cement producer.

Far Eastern Department Stores

Taiwan’s leading retail group with the largest department store chain.

Oriental Union Chemical Corporation

World’s largest supplier of Ethylene Carbonate and Asia’s largest Ethanolamine supplier.

Everest Textile

World’s leading supplier of functional fabric vertically integrated for the garment supply chain.

Far EasTone Telecommunications

Taiwan’s third-largest integrated telecom operator, covering system integration and eCommerce businesses.

U-Ming Marine Transport

Taiwan’s leading bulk carrier company in marine transportation.

Far Eastern International Bank

Taiwan’s leading financial services company operating in Asian markets.

Nextlink Technology

Taiwan’s leading cloud service provider operating in Asian markets.