Inside the Taipei Office of PicCollage

Create. Connect. Collage.

That’s the simple premise behind PicCollage, one of the most downloaded photo collage apps on iOS and Android smartphones today. The app allows free-form collage editing with or without the use of templates, and it has attracted a huge user-base globally–primarily young female tweens. Gone are the days of printing, cutting, and pasting on posterboard.

Its simplicity and intuitive gesture-based photo manipulation is also its greatest strength. Add colorful backgrounds, stickers, and text right into the photos, and this fun app is ready to make any photo collection presentable to family and friends! Clearly, the over 70 million people who use the app also agree.

PicCollage is the brainchild of the startup Cardinal Blue, headquartered in San Francisco with a branch in Taipei. They are backed by prominent investors such as Floodgate Fund, Freestyle Capital, Quest Venture Partners and 500 Startups.’s Ho Chie Tsai visited the PicCollage office in Taipei to chat with one of the co-founders, John Fan, to learn about the startup and entrepreneurial scene in Taiwan. We also peek in as their 16 member staff spend they afternoon participating in an all-office Hackathon, working on new creative projects in small teams.

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