Atlaspost was founded by two brothers, Jerry Kuo and Andy Kuo in 2007. It started as a location based blog service on which you can the share contents (diary, picture, point of interest) with people around you. In 2008, the service became more like a social network service and the number of users keeps growing. In July 2010, the team decided to launch its group buying business. One month later, the service is launched. Thanks to its large user base (it said that it had over 1millions users by then), Atlaspost is able to convert traffic from its SNS to group buying business. Only four months later, Atlaspost was acquired by Groupon to become Groupon Taiwan.

I had a great pleasure to interview Andy Kuo, the co-founder of Atlaspost.

The group buying market is also hot in Taiwan, but not that crazy as Chinese market. “There are about 15 popular group buying sites in Taiwan, besides Atlaspost, Gomaji and 17life are probably the top popular ones right now. ” said Andy, “the competition is strong still.” So what make Atlaspost outstanding, I asked. Andy think they are great because of its SNS which is also the key reason they can enter the market relatively easier.

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Dr. Gang Lu - Founder of TechNode. He's a Blogger, a Geek, a PhD and a Speaker, with passion in Tech, Internet and R'N'R.