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INTERVIEW: Gogoro aims to reinvent how energy is consumed

Gogoro Inc, which secured US$50 million in funding from investors such as the Ruentex Group’s Samuel Yin and HTC Corp’s Cher Wang prior to its establishment in 2011, is initiating another US$100 million round to fund its planned product rollout this summer. To get an up-close look at the start-up, contributing reporter Joyce Huang sat down with Gogoro vice president of marketing Peng Ming-i, who elaborated on the firm’s vision

It’s not about selling scooters, it’s about whether you’re passionate enough about changing the world. Gogoro does everything from design to manufacturing and retail to service by itself. So, it’s tough and we need talent from all kinds of industries who see things from different perspectives, and big ideas are greatly encouraged.

And we have a crazy boss [Horace Luke], who encourages engineers to try and make mistakes. Every single day, he comes in with passion about doing the right thing and changing the world with a desirable product.

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