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Stretchable silver narowire mesh heats up your sore muscles
Korean researchers at the Center for Nanoparticle Research, Institute for Basic Science in Seoul have developed a stretchable silver nanowire mesh that heats your joints no matter how you bend them. (IBS was founded in 2011 by the government of the Republic of Korea with the...
Vungle Expands Expertise to South Korea’s Startup Scene with In-App Video Ads Service
Vungle, the way developers put video ads in their apps, has opened a South Korean office to accelerate growth and global expansion for the country’s startups through high performance in-app advertising. Vungle Korea is led by industry heavyweight, Hong Kim, former CEO of Groupon...
KakaoTalk Introduces In-chat Search Feature, KakaoTalk #Search!
Daum Kakao Corp., provider of Korea’s number one messaging app KakaoTalk, today announced the official launch of #Search (pronounced ‘sharp search’) and Channel for KakaoTalk. #Search allows users to search and share information directly from the KakaoTalk chatroom, while Channel allows users to access...
SparkLabs 5th Batch’s Demo Day Reflects Korea’s Continued Startup Hot Streak
SparkLabs (www.sparklabs.co.kr), Asia's leading startup accelerator, is hosting their fifth demo day in Seoul, Korea. With over 1,700 people registered to attend, startup fever in South Korea is reaching an all-time high. "We expect to break the attendance record with over 1,000 people attending...
Restaurant discovery service MangoPlate secures additional 6.7 billion KRW from global investors including Qualcomm
Seoul-based restaurant recommendation service MangoPlate secured 6.7 billion won ($6 million) in funding from a group of global investors of Qualcomm Ventures, Softbank Ventures Korea, and YJ Capital, the venture investment unit of Yahoo Japan. With the latest investment, the total amount of funding received by...
Meet WAY, a chic and compact device for your skin
This article 'Meet WAY, a chic and compact device for your skin' was originally published by e27's Elaine Huang Having seen it in person, WAY is chic, compact and combines data from sensors to provide pollution, weather and overall skin health reports. WAY is a newly-launched...
Korean Robot, Team KAIST, Wins $2M Prize in DARPA Challenge
A robotics team from South Korea took home the $2 million first-place prize in a competition this weekend to design robots that could aid humans in a natural or man-made disaster. The team is a collaboration between the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and...
SoftBank to Invest $1 Billion in Coupang, Korea’s Largest Online Retailer
SoftBank Corp. ("SoftBank") and Coupang today announced a definitive agreement under which a subsidiary of SoftBank will invest $1 billion in Coupang, the largest and fastest growing standalone e-commerce player in Korea. The investment is expected to close at the beginning of July, 2015 and will...
10 Pieces of “Marriage Advice” For Startups
Raising funds from venture capitalists is just like entering into a marriage, especially if a partner takes a seat on your board. There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a venture capitalist (who to marry) and how to best work with...
Daum Kakao Acquires Popular Social Network Path As Part of its Global
Daum Kakao Corp., a leading mobile lifestyle platform provider, today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Path as part of the company’s global expansion efforts. The acquisition will take form in Daum Kakao carrying out an asset acquisition of Path the social network and...
James Jung of beSUCCESS sheds light on Korean startup opportunities
beSUCCESS is doing for Korea what Tech in Asia is doing for other parts of Asia. The company is an online media about startups and tech investments in Korea. It introduces new Korean ventures to a global audience through its media partners. But beSUCCESS also shares business ideas and...
beGLOBAL 2015 Screening Wraps Up – 20 Amazing Startups Get Ready to Go Global
The second screening session for beGlobal Seoul 2015 was held in D.Camp on May 13. After a grueling day, our judges nominated the top 20 startups whom will be appearing on the big stage at the DDP, May 14th. There were a variety of...
beGLOBAL 2015 Application Deadline Today
The extended deadline for Startup Battle applications will hit tonight, April 6th, at midnight. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all of the startups who have put their time and effort into making applications to this year's startup...
Big Data Means Big Money for RecoBell
The slogan at Recobell reads “Big Data? Big Money.” We’ve heard it before. RecoBell, a Korean based commerce innovation firm, seems to think they’ve got a solution that makes it easy for companies to leverage their data and turn it into increased efficiency and...
beGLOBAL 2015 Startup Battle Q-Prize Increases to $250,000 – Deadline For Applications Extended to April 6th
The Qualcomm Q-Prize, to be awarded at this year's beGLOBAL 2015 Startup Battle, has been increased to a hefty $250,000. In light of this major change, we have extended out the deadline for applications to April 6th to give startups a bit more time...
The Startup Ecosystem Is NOT A Zero Sum Game (Or, How Generosity Breeds Success in Startups)
90% of startups fail. That means if you are in a startup right now, you will most likely fail. You can either hunt, or be hunted. No. Failure is an illusion. Driven by the media and society at large to pump negativity into our...
[Infographics] INSTAGRAM vs. TWITTER
Editor’s Note: Valualize Graphic is a team who analyzes datas and makes it into Infographics. It’s made by 3 techie students who has gathered to study and analyze Tech Startup together. While they studied together, they decide to visualize the studies and make some valuable contents...
Maru180@Campus Seoul Applications Open
The Asan Nanum Foundation is providing support to Google in its recruiting efforts of startups applying to be based in Google’s Campus Seoul. The Foundation has recently entered an operating partnership agreement with Google and is responsible for managing the workspace for Google’s Campus....
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2015.03.17
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beGLOBAL – Getting In On The Ground Floor Of Korea’s Startup Revolution
Think of a country 50 million strong. Packed into a land less then a quarter the size of California. Coming from next to nothing, this is a people who have worked miracles and economically surpassed much of the world. This is South Korea. This...
[Infographics] Analysis of Billion Dollar Startups
Editor’s Note: Valualize Graphic is a team who analyzes datas and makes it into Infographics. It's made by 3 techie students who has gathered to study and analyze Tech Startup together. While they studied together, they decide to visualize the studies and make some valuable contents...

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