Yesterday Writepath, the Taiwan-based online editing , announced it raised a seed funding round worth US$525,000. Japan’s B Dash Ventures led the round, with a bevy of Taiwan-based investors including Pinehurst Advisors, Jamie Lin (founder of AppWorks, Taiwan’s homegrown startup ), and Jackie Cheng (cofounder of Gogolook, which Line parent company Naver acquired last Autumn) pitching in.
Writepath manages three websites, each of which revolves around editing text written by non-native English speakers. TopAdmit, launched in 2009, connects aspiring university students with editors that assist with writing university admissions essays. TopSCIedit, founded in 2012, zeroes-on in academic and research papers, while Bizeditors offers translation and copywriting services for enterprises. All in all, the parent company aims to offer the best editing resources for anyone in need of a second set of eyes on important documents.