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Korea Rising ( Part I: Series Chronicling the Rise of Korean Startups )

Editor’s note: Senior Director Corporate Development at Baedal Minjok I. There is no greater time to be in Korea than now. Yes, that’s coming from a Korean American that has lived his entire life in the…

472일 전
Korean startup ‘Venticake’, gets US$5.9m investment for camera app Retrica

Venticake, the developer of camera app ‘Retrica’ has secured investments totalling US$5.9m (KRW 7b) from US venture capitals Bessemer Venture Capitals, Goodwater Capital and Altos Ventures. With more than 250 million downloads globally, Retrica is a…

473일 전
O2O startup 12CM, receives US$4.4m worth of new early investments

12CM the original developer of ‘smart-stamp’ technology has received US$4.4m (KRW 5.2b) worth of investments from Korean domestic investments institutions. The four-way joint investment contributors are Capstone Partners, KDB Development Bank, Aju Investment Bank and Suprema Investment….

473일 전
5 Hot Tips for Founders from Asia’s 2 Top VCs

Editor’s Note: Choon Yan (CY) Tan leads PayPal and Braintree’s startup, accelerator and incubator activities across Asia Pacific. He has experience in banking technology, and previously led Google’s supply chain integration team in California, with additional…

473일 전
StudyMax, an English education startup in Korea wins $3.8m investment

StudyMax, is a Korean startup that develops English educational content optimized for today’s highly mobile society. On the 7th October, investments totalling US$3.8m (KRW 4.5b) lead by LB Investment, DS Investment and two other venture capitals…

474일 전
Daily Hotel, a Korean hotel reservation app receives investment boost from Silicon Valley’s ‘Sequoia Capital’

Daily Hotel, a Korean hotel reservation app has received an investment from Silicon Valley’s Sequoia Capital, a venture capital that invested into Apple and Google. This marks the third investment for Daily Hotel following Bon Angels (a venture capital…

475일 전
Korean beauty commerce company, Althea gets backing from Silicon Valley’s 500 Startups

Althea the top Korean beauty commerce company in South East Asia has been successful in securing an investment from 500Startups, which is among the best known Silicon Valley venture capitals. Although the company was only launched in…

475일 전
Joint investment by K Cube Venture and Partners Investment of US$1.7m into game MCN specialist startup, Kong Doo Company.

On the 6th, the joint investment was confirmed between K Cube Ventures, a specialist investor into internet, mobile and technology and Partners Investment. The investment is into a game company Kong Doo Company which specializes in…

475일 전
beGLOBAL San Francisco 2015 bridging Asia and USA with startup talent

Each year, beSUCCESS which is Asia’s leading network for startup and technology media, hosts local events both in Korea and USA. Following on from the successful completion of ‘beGLOBAL Seoul 2015’ in May, ‘beGLOBAL San Francisco…

475일 전
beGLOBAL SF 2015, a Networking Ground for Silicon Valley Investors and Asia Startups

Since beginning in 2012 as beLAUNCH, beGLOBAL has grown and successfully concluded the seventh startup conference beGLOBAL in both Korea and the U.S. To date, the event has been attended by 15,000 people from over 25 countries….

476일 전
Mobile Advertising App ‘Hooreel’ Receives Investment from Primer and Sazze

Korea’s largest angel investor, Primer, teamed up with US-based eCommerce investor, Sazze, to invest in Indie CF aiming to revolutionize mobile advertising with their service Hooreel that connects people in need of video ads to capable…

476일 전
Korean fintech startup Coin Plug get US$4.2m investment for Bitcoin blockchain technology

On the 1st October, CoinPlug, a Fintech company specializing in blockchain technology using bitcoins, announced that it had secured US$4.2m (KRW 5b) in investments from domestic investors. Atinum Investment lead the investment along with other investors including…

480일 전
Amore Pacific invests into Korean IoT beauty startup, Way Wearable

Way Wearble, the developer of ‘Way’ the world’s first skin care IoT solution has received an investment from Amore Pacific which is Asia’s leading cosmetics·beauty corporation. Way Wearable is preparing for mass production and service development of…

480일 전
Korean IT outsourcing startup platform, WishKet receives US$1 million investment

  Wishket, a startup specialist in IT outsourcing has received a US$1 million (KRW 1.2b) investment from Smilegate Investment and Mega Investment. Wishket is an online outsourcing platform linking IT projects with IT specialists that can…

481일 전
The intersection of Asia-U.S. startup community, ‘beGLOBAL SF 2015’

From humble beginning in 2012 as beLAUNCH, beGLOBAL has successfully concluded the seventh startup conference beGLOBAL in both Korea and U.S. To date, the event has been attended by 15,000 people from over 25 countries. To more…

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Viddsee Secures USD2.3 Million To Further Asia’s Mobile Cinema

Viddsee raises USD2.3 million to date, after bringing Japan-based CyberAgentVentures (CAV) as lead investor in its latest round of funding to develop the new wave of mobile-powered cinema, starting with Asia. Viddsee is a hybrid online…

482일 전
Kono Labs releases artificial intelligence scheduler ‘Kono’

Kono Labs the developer of an artificial intelligence scheduling service, released their native iOS app Kono for both Apple and Android in USA and Korea. Kono works with calendars inbuilt into smartphones like Google Calendar and simplifies…

483일 전
Korean recruitment service startup ‘Wanted’ receives $1.4m investment

‘Wanted’ developed by ‘Wanted Labs’ is an employment recommendation service. The company has attracted investments of US$1.4m (KRW 1.7b) from KTB Network, Mirae Asset Venture Investment and Stone Bridge Capital. This has come four months after…

488일 전
K Cube Ventures invests into Binary VR a Korean facial recognition startup

    Technology investment specialist K Cube Ventures, confirmed on the 22nd investment of US$400k (KRW 470m) into Binary VR, a startup for facial expression tracking based on cyber reality and avatar generating solution. Binary VR…

489일 전
UAE VC MENA Apps invests US$170 million into Korean Startup with Towerless Internet Technology

  On the 21st September, global satellite communication company DiGiFi Korea was successful with securing an investment worth US$170 million (KRW 200 billion) from UAE’s largest venture investment company, MENA Apps. Founded in 2014, DiGiFi Korea…

490일 전

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