Oscar Chang is the co-founder and CEO of Alchema, a smart home connected fermenter to empower anyone to turn fruits into his or her favorite alcoholic beverage with ease. Oscar and his company have been featured in Forbes, Techcrunch, ELLE, Engadget, The Spoon, Mashable, and medias outside of the U.S. including UK, France, Japan, Taiwan, and Korea, etc. This past year he was selected by Forbes on 30 under 30 Asia lists for his work in the smart home fermentation space. On this episode you'll learn: What is the investor sentiment towards hardware startups in Taiwan? What's the typical international strategy for Taiwanese entrepreneurs? Is Oscar more excited about in store sales or the e-commerce opportunity? Should hardware startups elect to use Kickstarter to raise funds instead of venture capital?