South Korean Startup Support Gets Mixed Reception

Published on the Wall Street Journal, February 11 2013 First Year Raises Efficacy Concerns; Government Says Project Continues to Improve In the past year, the South Korean government has sponsored a raft of overseas programs to…

1109일 전
Rakuten Acquires Viki for $200M

Reported by AllThingsD on Septemer 1st 2013 Japan’s Internet e-commerce giant Rakuten is set to purchase Viki, a premium video site that has been described as “Hulu for the rest of the world.” The deal was…

1110일 전
BootstrapLabs and Coolidge Corner Investment Partner to Launch Bootstrap Accelerator Korea

Partnership creates first Korea-­focused accelerator for tech startups with a dedicated Silicon Valley Fast Track™ program Silicon Valley-­based BootstrapLabs, a global accelerator for foreign entrepreneurs and Seoul-­based Coolidge Corner Investment (CCVC), a technology venture firm with…

1113일 전
South Korean Startup Flitto Crowned ‘Best Startup In The World” At Seedstars World In Switzerland

The Korean ecosystem is buzzing with the news that one of their own, translation service Flitto, has this week been crowned as the best startup in the World at the final of the Seedstars World global startup competition….

1114일 전
NOOM Inc. Secures $7M In Series A Funding To Continue Innovating Mobile Weight Loss Solutions

Noom, Inc., the creator of fun and easy-to-use health and wellness apps, announced today that it has closed a $7 million Series A round of funding led by New York-based RRE Ventures with participation from TransLink…

1116일 전
Another Korean Bitcoin Startup, CoinPlug, Raises $400k from US Investors

Korean startup Coinplug has closed an investment round paid partly in bitcoin. This news comes shortly after another Korean Bitcoin startup, Korbit, also raises $400k from a dream team of Silicon Valley investors, as reported by beSUCCESS here….

1119일 전
With $1.5 Million Investment, Korean Startup Smile Mom Launches Mobile Community For Moms

Originally posted on TechCrunch Moms feeling guilty about baby-spamming Facebook with their child’s photos and their every precious moment now have a more private alternative for those updates, thanks to a new mobile social network called…

1124일 전
Korean Bitcoin Startup Korbit Gets $400k in Funding from Dream Team of Silicon Valley Investors

It has never happened before that a Korean startup has been able to secure early stage funding ($400k in this case) from such a high profile Silicon Valley investor line-up. The news that Korbit has achieved…

1131일 전
3 Generations of Global Venture Capitalists – The Drapers Share Their Wisdom

“I try to look for ideas that will break down borders,” said Adam Draper, the youngest venture capitalist in the Draper family. Global venture investing, funding startups internationally, runs in the Draper blood. The eldest of…

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Korean LP’s/Funds investing in Silicon Valley Panel – How to pitch to them and how to manage the relationships

How do you pitch, and then manage the relationship with your investors? You cashed the check, now what? Managing the relationship with your investors is an important skill that new entrepreneurs have to learn. Join us…

1270일 전
Startup Visas To Be Given To Facilitate Foreign Investment And Employment

Last Sunday, the South Korean Ministry of Justice announced the revision of the ‘Enforcement Decree of the Immigration Control Act’, which includes granting of startup visas to foreigners for better facilitation of foreign investment activities in…

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Equity Crowdfunding: The Biggest Startup Financing Disruption for 2013?

The JOBS Act, signed by President Obama in April 2012 has legalized Equity Crowdfunding. The laws around the act are being finalized and then the flood gates will be opened to crowd-funded equity investment in startups. The world awaits!

1520일 전

An overview of the angel investing scene in Korea – current scenario, growth, need, angel investors and more.

1698일 전
Korea’s Venture Capitalists for Start-ups – Eunse Lee

We, at beSUCCESS, have received requests, many times and over from our overseas partners and associates in Europe, U.S, and Asia on the information about Korea’s financial systems and services for start-up companies, including venture capitalists (“VC”), angel investors (“angels” or “angel”) and government-initiated programs.

1709일 전
Don’t Find The VC, Let The VC Find You

Soumitra Sharma who is part of the Investments Team at IDG Ventures India, a US$ 150 million venture capital fund focused on investing in Indian technology and technology-enabled businesses shares his thoughts and advice about fund raising from VC firms.

1761일 전