The winner of Asia Hardware Battle in 2017 was underwater drone Fifish P4 developed by a female CEO who is passionate about diving. Asia Hardware Battle was held in Shanghai on September 16th hosted by TechNode, with Shanghai Yangpu District People’s Government support.

In previous Asia Hardware Battle held in Chengdu, we had 10 finalists, but this time, more than 300 hardware teams from ten cities in eight countries applied for the competition, namely Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan and overseas countries, including South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand. This year’s battle had a total of 15 finalist teams on the stage, attended by leading domestic venture capital, media, and domestic and foreign guests.

“I enjoyed a lot yesterday. Good point is that the final startups were very international. When judges chose the winners, the three winners and close runner-ups are all coming from different regions, I thought it was very interesting,” Nobuaki Kitagawa, managing director of CyberAgent Ventures told TechNode.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com