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TechCrunch is coming to Seoul for its 2nd Meetup event
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Last year, TechCrunch came to Seoul to host its first-ever Meetup, and is returning to Seoul on October 27, 2016 to host its second Meetup+Pitch-Off competition for Korean early-stage startups. “We had reside chats with tech leaders like Jimmy Jihoon Rim, the CEO of Kakao and Bedy Yang, Managing Partner at 500 Startups. Our first Pitch-Off winner, BBB, a pioneering mobile health company, has already raised $5 Million in Series A funding this…

MangoPlate Upgrades English Services for Foreigners in Korea
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SEOUL, 8 September 2015 – MangoPlate, a South Korean restaurant discovery app, recently renewed its English service for foreigners in Korea. Established in October 2013 to help people find information about restaurants, MangoPlate offers restaurant discovery service with reviews written by users. While the service was already available in both Korean and English from the very beginning of its launch, the English app was renewed with a new website launch. The foreigners…

beSUCCESS Launches Beginning, an Online Platform Connecting Business Interests in Asia
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Seoul, Korea 10th Aug -Beginning (beginning.xyz), an ambitious new service launched by beSUCCESS founder and CEO James Jung (Hyun Wook Jung), is an online hub that seeks to bridge businesses, investors, and various government agencies across borders. It also hosts a growing, real-time database that profiles startups in one view, sourcing directly from key players in the Asian startup industry. Since its conception, beSUCCESS has been a leading source of information on…

Mobile App Prototyping Now Easier Than Ever in Completely Redesigned Proto.io 6
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Proto.io 6 – Top 10 features from Proto.io on Vimeo. Proto.io, the mobile app prototyping software used by more than 300,000 industry professionals and regular, non-technical people, today announced the launch of Proto.io 6. Along with a redesigned UI and numerous performance enhancements, the new Interaction Wizard makes it easier than ever to create dynamic, interactive prototypes. This enables users to quickly create beautiful, fully-featured prototypes – even if they don’t have…

Positioning the Korean Wave as ‘Lifestyle’ for a Sustainable Business Model in China
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Where are the momentum that will lead the next decade in the consumer market in China? One advised to pay a good attention to the ‘Post-8090’ generation. The Post-8090 generation, often named balinghou (Post-80) or jiulinghou (Post-90), refers to the people who were born between 1980s and 1990s in China after the Chinese government has introduced ‘One-child’ birth-control policy in 1979. The Post-8090, also named Small Emperors (xiaohuangdi), can be viewed as…

Mirion’s Binary Code ‘bCODE’ brings a new way of communication
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Start-up company ‘Mirion’ is now developing ‘bCODE’. bCODE is a binary code which can be written by hand for management of online and offline data collectively, it is also a way of providing internet connection to different products.   bCODE is similar to QR code, but there are some big differences. QR code is a distributor focused system. Usually, only big companies uses printed QR codes for commercial purposes. bCODE however, is a two-way…

‘ELEVEN:ZULU CAPITAL’ Opens Its Door for Asian Startups
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ELEVEN:ZULU CAPITAL, a new VC from Los Angeles, Calif. announces today that it officially opens to accept investment proposals from startups in Asia and in the US. “The space is crowded. There is so much money. As a result, the valuations of most US startups have gone through the roof. However, we know that there are still many other ecosystems in different parts of the world, whose startups are equally capable but just much undervalued…

BeyondK, a Hallyu based MCN star promotion program, has been launched.
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  BeyondK, a Hallyu based MCN star promotion program, has been launched. BeyoundK is a program which plans and creates contents for Hallyu based global creators. It is a one-stop program cooperated by GoodTimeWithMe(KBEAT) and Wish Company, which also manages all from the producing of projects, managing, marketing, and creating profit. GoodTimeWithMe is a startup which is based on the KPOP fandom community service and the network with Hallyu based MCN stars. For…

Korea launches ‘Startup Campus’ in Pangyo
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South Korea opened its largest startup complex near Seoul on Tuesday as part of its efforts to boost promising local startups and attract foreign companies. The “startup campus” in Pangyo, just south of Seoul, is designed to nurture more than 200 startups, offering workspace and consulting services for capital funding, according to the Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning. They include the Yozma Group, an Israel-based global venture capital firm, and TEDCO,…

Rank-Type Social Dating App ‘Charmy’ Launch
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Social dating ‘Charmy’ has successfully completed it’s beta and announced an official launch of the service. Charmy is a dating app using ‘ranking’ and ‘matching’ solution which matches partners based on the rank much like the very well known on-line game League of Legends (LOL). Experiences like being frustrated of not being able to meet a likable match, Charmy has designed its service to minimize the fatigue by adopting ranking system. Basically the users…

Mass Challenge is open to Korean startups now
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KOISRA Seed Partners, the first Korea-Israel Seed Fund and Accelerator and Mass Challenge based in Boston with satellites in the UK and Israel, signed on partnership agreement last week in order to develop the Korean-Israel startup eco-system. For the first step of collaboration, KOISRA Seed Partners will help Mass Challenge attract Korean startups to participate in its acceleration program in Israel during July~October 2016. The finalists of the acceleration program will enjoy the global mentoring, office…

K Cube ventures and Stone Bridge Capital invest into Korean O2O laundry service startup Washon

Mobile, Game and Technology investment specialist, K Cube Ventures and Stone Bridge Capital have invested US$860k (KRW 1b) into Washon, a laundry service operator. Washon is an on-demand laundry service allowing its users to select collection and return times that are most convenient for them. This O2O (online to offline) came to fruition after Chae J00 Byung, an experienced laundry operator joined forces with IT professionals with experiences working with Naver, Oracle…

Cherubic Ventures Announces US$ 120 Million Fund And The New Shanghai Office As Its Global Headquarter
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Cherubic Ventures kicked off 2016 with an annual summit in the glamorous Shanghai, where East meets the West. More than 200 guests from its portfolio companies, partners from top venture capital firms and business partners all attended to share their thoughts on the opportunities and challenges in the early-stage tech investment space in the world. As an early-stage venture capital firm with coverage across U.S and the Greater China region, Cherubic Ventures…

Five of Kakao’s Daum Webtoon Titles to Appear on Chinese Screens through Partnership with Huace Group
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Kakao today announced that it partnered with Huace Group, China’s number one comprehensive film and TV media group, to bring five of its popular Daum Webtoon titles to the screens in China. Kakao and Huace group signed deals for four of its webtoons, with one additional title to follow imminently. Daum Webtoon is Kakao’s web comic platform which first introduced the concept and format of ‘webtoons’ in 2003. Since then, it has…

LEE SEDOL WINS AGAINST ALPHAGO IN GAME FOUR
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At today’s fourth game in the Google DeepMind Challenge Match, the best Go player of the last decade, Lee Sedol, came back from three consecutive losses to beat the Go-playing computer program, AlphaGo. Playing as white, Lee won when AlphaGo resigned after 180 moves. Reporters gave Lee Sedol a standing ovation as he entered the press conference. Lee commented, “I’ve never been congratulated so much just for winning a single game. I…

Second investment in three months for Korean startup Supermenz

Local supermarket delivery App, Supermenz has secured an investment deal with Korea’s leading startup accelerator ‘Primer’ and Sazze Partners of Silicon Valley’s. The value of the investment has not been disclosed. This is the second investment in three months following the early stage investment in October. Both investments have enabled Supermenz to establish a foothold on the local supermarket delivery service in Korea. The investment will allow Supermenz stick to their strategic operational plan…

Fandom Culture of M.C.N Stars & Global Strategy of Startups
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Last January, there was a special event in Peru, South America. It was a fan meeting event of Nardy Santana (Latinasaram), an YouTube MCN star who creates various contents which are based on the Hallyu Wave (Korean ‘cultural wave’ fuelled by the Entertainment Industry), and more than 2000 fans came all the way to see Nardy. This happened just a year after Nardy had started her YouTube channel called Latina Saram. She…

Korea NRC Announced Results On Virtual Reality-Based Rehabilitation
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The National Rehabilitation Center in Korea conducted a study to examine the impact of virtual reality-based exercises combined with standard occupational therapy on distal upper extremity function and the health-related quality of life for stroke survivors. Virtual reality-based treatments have become one of the fastest growing trends in healthcare, but none of the previous studies had provided detailed, quantitative information about the impact of technology on the effectiveness of the rehabilitation process….

Kakao acquires Park Here, a startup providing parking search and booking service in Korea 

Kakao have announced their strategic acquisition of Parking Square the developer and operator of ‘Park Here’, an app that allows searching and reservation of parking spots. The app allows its users to quickly search for vacant parking lots nearby and reserve the vacancy at a discounted rate. The app is appealing to both parking spot users and parking lot operators as it provides parkers a convenient way to access a parking spot…

JDLab to Showcase ‘IUEditor for WordPress’ at MWC 2016
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Software development company JDLab will showcase ‘IUEditor for WordPress’ which allows users to create WordPress themes within the web editor at Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. While WordPress provides free and paid themes for its users, it is difficult to build a fully customized professional website without a programmer. IUEditor’s WordPress theme project allows users to create, arrange and edit specialized widgets with essential WordPress theme functions such as Post, Comment…